Anna Boghiguian: The Loom of History
May 2 - August 19, 2018
The Loom of History at the New Museum marked the first US solo exhibition of Armenian-Egyptian artist Anna Boghiguian, whose raw and expressionistic works combine painting, drawing, writing, collage, and sculpture to contemplate the past and present through intersections of economics, philosophy, literature, and myth. Since the 1970s, Boghiguian has traveled continuously, and her work has charted her impressions and observations of various societies, as well as her experiences of non-belonging. The works included addressed subjects that have long animated Boghiguian’s practice, including wars and revolutions, histories of materials and labor, and the ancient roots of modern imperialism.