Beverly Buchanan—Ruins and Rituals
The Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
Beverly Buchanan (1940–2015) explored the relationship between place and personal, historical and geological memory. Engaging with the most vanguard movements of her time, including land art, post-minimalism, and feminism, she linked political and social consciousness to the formal aesthetics of abstraction.
Beverly Buchanan—Ruins and Rituals presents approximately 200 objects, including sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, and notebooks of the artist's writing as well as documentation of performances. A new video installation of her existing earthworks is presented for the first time.
Emphasizing how Buchanan's work resisted easy categorization, this exhibition investigates her dialogue not only with a range of styles, materials, and movements, but also with gender, race, and identity. Works on view examine histories of locations where she lived and worked, including Florida, New York, and Georgia.
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