Menesunda Reloaded marks the first-ever presentation outside of Argentina of the legendary work, La Menesunda, first envisioned by Marta Minujín and Rubén Santantonín in 1965. Over the past 60 years, Minujin (born 1943), a pioneering Argentinian artist, has developed happenings, performances, installations and video works that have greatly influenced generations of contemporary artists in Latin America and beyond.
The catalog features a text by Zanna Gilbert of the Getty Research Institute that focuses on La Menesunda in the context of Argentinian and international art of the 1960s. Also included in the catalog are a new interview with Minujín and Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neelson Artistic Director of the New Museum, and Helga Christoffersen, New Museum Associate Curator; and a contribution from environmental artist Christo.
Menesunda Reloaded is part of an ongoing series of solo exhibitions that provide a focused exploration of artists’ practices and continues the New Museum’s history of bringing first-ever presentations of major works to New York.