Maren Hassinger

June 2021–May 2022, Dia Bridgehampton

Overview

Continuing Dia’s engagement with artists who have lived and worked on Long Island, Maren Hassinger presents an exhibition at Dia Bridgehampton in summer 2021. For close to five decades, Hassinger, who lived in East Hampton and taught at Stony Brook University, Southampton, in the 1990s, has worked across drawing, installation, performance, sculpture, and video. Often making use of organic and mass-produced materials—including branches, plastic bags, twisted newspapers, and metal wire—Hassinger’s work engages with the natural environment and its intersections with issues relating to gender, identity, and race. Social engagement and creating a space for storytelling and shared experience is as much a part of the work as the formal manifestation. Alongside this display, Hassinger expands on her community gatherings and will engage the local region.

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