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Senga Nengudi

Lenbachhaus, Munich

17 Sep 2019 - 19 Jan 2020

Born in Chicago in 1943, Senga Nengudi has developed a singular practice fusing sculpture and performance art, drawing on her long-standing interests in Japanese Gutai art, dance, and West African ritual practices. She spent several decades in Los Angeles from the 1960s until the late ’80s, during which time she collaborated with artists like David Hammons and Barbara McCullough on improvisational performances. This exhibition includes sculptures from various stages of her career as well as photographs documenting historic performances. Find out more from the Lenbachhaus’s website.

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Inside/Outside (1977), Senga Nengudi.

Inside/Outside (1977), Senga Nengudi. Courtesy Thomas Erben Gallery, New York; © Senga Nengudi 2019

R.S.V.P. Reverie „D“ (2014), Senga Nengudi.

R.S.V.P. Reverie „D“ (2014), Senga Nengudi. Photo: Timo Ohler; © Senga Nengudi 2019

Performance Piece (1977), Senga Nengudi, performance by Maren Hassinger, photographs by Harmon Outlaw.

Performance Piece (1977), Senga Nengudi. Performance by Maren Hassinger, photographs by Harmon Outlaw. Lenbachhaus Munich, KiCo Collection; © Senga Nengudi 2019

Performance with Inside/Outside (1977), Senga Nengudi.

Performance with Inside/Outside (1977), Senga Nengudi. Courtesy Thomas Erben Gallery, Lévy Gorvy, and Sprüth Magers; © Senga Nengudi 2019

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