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Maren Hassinger at Art + Practice

By ANDY CAMPBELL

April 2, 2018

Pink plastic bags, each puffed with breath and holding a small love note, cover every inch of a narrow hallway, resembling the internal linings of a body. This is Love, 2008/2018, an itinerant installation by Maren Hassinger, whose practice imbues everyday materials (wire, newspaper, bags) with the poetics of potentiality. The artist’s manipulations of both materials and space—as seen in her sculptures, installations, and choreographed works for live audiences (High Noon, 1976) or for a camera (Wind, 2013)—have been woefully understudied, and this exhibition marks an opportunity to find a common spirit among her efforts in diverse mediums across a decades-long practice.

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Installation view of Maren Hassinger: The Spirit of Things at Art + Practice, Los Angeles. 24 February - 26 May 2018. Photo by Joshua White.

Installation view of Maren Hassinger: The Spirit of Things at Art + Practice, Los Angeles. 24 February - 26 May 2018. Photo by Joshua White.

Installation view of Maren Hassinger: The Spirit of Things at Art + Practice, Los Angeles. 24 February - 26 May 2018. Photo by Joshua White.

Installation view of Maren Hassinger: The Spirit of Things at Art + Practice, Los Angeles. 24 February - 26 May 2018. Photo by Joshua White.

Pink plastic bags, each puffed with breath and holding a small love note, cover every inch of a narrow hallway, resembling the internal linings of a body. This is Love, 2008/2018, an itinerant installation by Maren Hassinger, whose practice imbues everyday materials (wire, newspaper, bags) with the poetics of potentiality. The artist’s manipulations of both materials and space—as seen in her sculptures, installations, and choreographed works for live audiences (High Noon, 1976) or for a camera (Wind, 2013)—have been woefully understudied, and this exhibition marks an opportunity to find a common spirit among her efforts in diverse mediums across a decades-long practice.

Read the full article here.