Photo by Timo Ohler Nairy Baghramian, 'Deformation Professionelle'


Nairy Baghramian: Déformation Professionnelle

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from Sept. 7-Feb. 4
Time Varies
Free with museum admission ($9-$14; free on some dates)
Art, Museums

For the Iranian-born artist Nairy Baghramian, the human body is both inspiration and a site for disruption, manipulation, and intervention. In this exhibition, which debuted in Ghent, Belgium, at the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.) two years ago, materials including steel, rubber, plastic, wax, and fabric are used to render abstractions of the body into shapes intended to conjure memory and nightmare. The deformations/distortions also implicitly comment on the process and profession of sculpture artists. New outdoor works for the museum and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden by Baghramian and French artist Philippe Parreno will be on view as well.