Portrait Maria Hassabi

Against Time
 STAGING (2017), installation view;  Neue Neue Galerie (Neue Hauptpost), Kassel, documenta 14 

In Maria Hassabi’s performances it takes two hours for dancers to glide down a museum staircase. The viewer encounters them lying on the ground nearly motionless, or unexpectedly comes across them in a stairwell. In the slow, elegant movements of these bodies they become images that toggle unsettlingly between play, splay, and display...

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