International Mutant Nicolas Moufarrege in Time and Space
Where: Queens Museum
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
718-592-9700 Price: RSVP
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“The International is a nomadic wanderer, on land and in mind.” —Nicolas A. Moufarrege, “The Mutant International,” Arts Magazine, September 1983, p 20.
Bidoun hosts a day devoted to the lost-found work of the Egyptian-born Lebanese artist Nicolas Moufarrege (1947-1985). A wildly prodigious visual artist, writer, and curator, Moufarrege made work that remains at once wry, sophisticated, and exuberant in its pursuit of the “idiosyncratic/universal.” Contributors will speak to and about the distinct cosmopolitan enclaves in which Moufarrege lived, including Alexandria, Egypt in the 1950s, and those where he worked: Paris and Beirut in the 1960s and 1970s, and New York in the early 1980s. These presentations will offer a lens through which to view Moufarrege’s emblematic engagements with painting and embroidery, graffiti and collage, Pop and the esoteric. The afternoon begins with a talk by artist Nick Mauss, presented with Visual AIDS, and concludes with a conversation among friends and associates from the five-odd years Moufarrege spent at the epicenter of New York’s East Village art scene.
Presented on the occasion of Nicolas Moufarrege: Recognize My Sign, on view through February 23, 2020.Buy tickets/get more info now