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Seismic Shifts at The National Academy

By Dwell @dwell
An exhibition currently on view at the National Academy Museum in New York, Seismic Shifts, explores paradigmatic shifts in modern culture. Featuring paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, video, and architectural models from ten multi-disciplinary artists including Nick Cave, Tom Friedman, Wangechi Mutu, Betye Saar, and architects Greg Lynn, Kate Orff, and Moshe Sadie, the show highlights their contributions to society through personal investigations, innovation, and exploration of contemporary issues in their work. Each work shows a change in perspective in contemporary society across a variety of themes ranging from the political and social to the environmental and cultural. The show runs through May 5, 2013. More information can be found here. Click through for a closer look at some of the game-changing works on display at Seismic Shifts. Slideshow Soundsuits by Nick Cave

Nick Cave’s emblematic Soundsuits occupy an amorphous space between costuming, performance art, and dance. Soundsuit, 2009. Human hair. Image provided courtesy of the National Academy.

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