Morbid Anatomy Museum 424 Third Ave, Brooklyn, NY May 26, 2015
MIW Sideshow Gallery 319 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY May 2- 22, 2015
Assembly Required: Making Space for Social Engagement at the Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY May 16 - 17, 2015
New Work New York 1st Biennial Survey of work by New York City MFA Students & Recent Graduates 695 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY March 13 - April 26, 2015
Mirana Zuger is a New York based artist working in painting, sculpture and performance. A current MFA candidate at Queens College, City University of New York and graduate of Concordia University, Montreal (Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction) Zuger has also been selected for artist residencies in Croatia and France. She has exhibited widely in Canada, as well as New York, Paris and Zagreb. Her works are found in public and private collections in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia. Zuger's work was recently featured in a collaborative community project hosted by the Brooklyn Museum. She will present her work at the Queens Museum in New York City in July of 2015.
Collectively we have arrived at a moment that is not only unsustainable, but detrimental to the human spirit. Due to the convenience of technology we are losing our ability to connect to ourselves and one another. What is it like to be in one's own body? As a society, do we even know?
My work in sculpture, performance, video and painting is created with my body with the intention of engaging the viewer to open new ways to their senses. For example, the pull of gravity, the sound of impact when wet clay drops from a building, or the potential for stillness in dance, are pathways for an audience to connect. The ability to switch our attention and focus on and off, instantly reconfigures the structure of how we perceive the world around us.
The tempo of our world and its distractions challenges our ability to focus and engage with our experiences in a tactile way. By creating space for haptic experiences I engage the viewer to participate in the world with a focused sense of awareness. For a moment we are reminded of what it is like to feel, touch, taste, smell and see the world before us.