Nicole Klagsbrun is currently presenting a series of performance stills from Mika Rottenberg’s recent project for W Magazine. For this project, Rottenberg built a set in her Harlem studio which contained several rooms devoted to different characters with corporeal curiosities, primarily female. These actors perform tasks with substances, such as dough and cheese, that often mimic their own anatomical characteristics.
Rottenberg’s video installations explore the relationship between the body and production, such as in
Mary’s Cherries, 2003. In this work, subjects collaborate in the process of transforming red fingernails into maraschino cherries. Rottenberg was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial and has upcoming solo exhibitions at La Maison Rouge in Paris, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and will be included in a group show at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao in 2009.
The series of performance stills will remain at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery until February 28th. The exhibition is accompanied by the release of a smaller format print portfolio.