Sharon Hayes at MoMA and Frankfurter Kunstverein

January 13, 2012

"9 Scripts from a Nation at War", 2007. Photograph by Scott Groller.

School of Art Faculty member Sharon Hayes is included in two exhibitions in New York and Frankfurt:

January 25 - July 30, 2012
9 Scripts from a Nation at War

Museum of Modern Art, New York
"A 10-channel video installation … the first work for which artists Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes, Ashley Hunt, Katya Sander, and David Thorne have collaborated."
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1215

January 20 - March 25, 2012
Demonstrations. Making Normative Orders

Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
http://www.fkv.de/frontend/ausstellungen_vorschau_detail.php?id=1034%22
 

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