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Performance: My Barbarian

August 17, 2013 | 3 - 6 pm

This image illustrates a link to the exhibition titled Performance: My Barbarian

The final segment of the video is a beautiful performance in which the three members of My Barbarian take turns holding one another in a pose resembling Michelangelo’s Pietà, 1498–99. As the members trade places, a number of possibilities for maternal relationships emerge that have nothing to do with gender. It’s a lovely metaphor for communal nurturance that stems from but also confounds the original binary relationship between self and mother.

— Sharon Mizota, Artforum, July 2017