New York: among the artists: Zofia Kulik
October 21, 2019 - August 19, 2021
MoMA: Collection 1970s–Present
Among the artists: Zofia Kulik – Transfiguration
Arranged in loosely chronological order, each of the 16 galleries on this floor explores an individual topic. A gallery may be devoted to an artist, a specific medium or discipline, a particular place in a moment in time, or a shared creative idea. These presentations are conceived by teams of curators from all fields and at all levels of seniority collaborating closely to share expertise and viewpoints. An ongoing program of frequent reinstallation will feature a wide range of artworks in new combinations—a reminder that countless ideas and histories can be explored through the Museum’s rich collection.
The works brought together in this gallery suggest a dialogue between artists across nations and generations who have reimagined how women might be represented. Believing that art has transformative power, these artists have looked to mythology, folklore, art history, and popular culture—both ancient and current—to reconsider the past. They imagine new worlds that are liberated from long-standing conventions or perceptions, and often choose unusual materials for artmaking, from sand and fiber to their own bodies. Together, these artists explore how the female form—through both defiant and poetic means—inhabits the world.