Gallery Talk: Nick Mauss on Nicolas Moufarrege
Presented with Visual AIDS
Feb 16 2020
Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over. In 2016, Visual AIDS published a volume of its DUETS series on Moufarrege’s work, featuring a conversation between Elaine Reichek and Dean Daderko.
Nick Mauss is an artist based in New York. His 2018 exhibition Transmissions at the Whitney Museum of American Art blurred the boundaries between an historical exhibition and an artwork, examining the social and aesthetic interdependence of modernist ballet and avant-garde practices in pre-Stonewall New York. A publication elaborating on Transmissions is forthcoming from Dancing Foxes Press and Yale University Press. In November 2019, Mauss will be performing in Yvonne Rainer and Emily Coates’ reconstruction of Rainer’s seminal 1965 dance “Parts of Some Sextets” and in February of 2020 he will present an exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel. Mauss has written on the work of Lorraine O’Grady, Jochen Klein, Hanne Darboven, Madame Gres, Susan Cianciolo, Anne Theresa de Keersmaeker, and Ian White, among others.
Image: Nicolas Moufarrege, Music, 1985. Thread, pre-printed needlepoint canvas, fabric, and needlepoint canvas (two pieces). Collection Tim Cone, Washington, DC
Nicolas Moufarrege: Recognize My Sign is organized by Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and curated by CAMH Curator Dean Daderko. CAMH’s presentation was generously supported by Nabil and Hanan Moufarrej and Khaled Salem.
Nicolas Moufarrege: Recognize My Sign at the Queens Museum is made possible by support from Claudia Audi, the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation, and Joumana Rizk. Additional support provided by Judi Roaman and Carla Chammas, and Nayla Hadchiti. Media support provided by BOMB.
Major funding for the Queens Museum is generously provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Lambent Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation. The official hotel sponsor of the Queens Museum is Boro New York.