Edited by Massimiliano Gioni and Jenny Moore
In her practice, Klara Lidén regularly mines the anxieties of urban space to create ingenious and psychologically charged installations. She scavenges the streets of cities around the world for discarded materials, which she uses to build sculptural hideaways, scaled to her own body, in unexpected places. Following in the tradition of urban alchemists like Gordon Matta-Clark, LidTn uses her body as a tool and a weapon to radically alter the space of the museum and expose it to the material and political realities of the world outside. Lidén consistently engages with the folds and fabrics of cities she passes through, adapting public space to her own needs in the creation of surprisingly intimate, domesticated environments. From May 6, 2012 until July 1, 2012, the New Museum presents the first large-scale, American museum exhibition of the artist, featuring a selection of works in the Museum's second floor gallery.
New Museum; 2012; Softcover; 5.5" x 8"; 72 pp; 30 color and 6 b&w images; ISBN 9780985448523