Death is Irrelevant: Selections from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection, 1975–2018 | Hudson Valley MOCA | Art Galleries and Exhibits | Hudson Valley; Chronogram

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Death is Irrelevant: Selections from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection, 1975–2018

When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 2, 2019

Like Prometheus, who shaped men out of mud, and Athena, who breathed life into these figures, do sculptures created in our image suggest a will to exist? Are they a form of self-preservation, a reflection of their creator’s environment, or a grasp at immortality? Death Is Irrelevant examines these questions through the presentation of figurative sculpture from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection. Featuring works created over a forty-year period (1975–2018) from seventeen different countries, it is a contemporary examination of our timeless inclination to recreate ourselves, explore fragility and mortality, and consider what it means to be alive.

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