Shahryar Nashat, Force Life

At MoMA, New York


Shahryar Nashat: Force Life. The Museum of Modern Art. 2020. Photographer credit Denis Doorly.
From February 1, 2020 until March 8, 2020
For the inaugural commissions in The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Studio, artist Shahryar Nashat presents the installation Force Life.
Nashat’s Force Life consists of four works: a video titled Blood (what is authority); a horizontal sculpture titled Barre (are you nervous in this system); and two marble sculptures titled Brain (you no longer have to simulate) and Brain (do you feel nervous in this system). These works consider the ways in which art is experienced—how an artwork is seen by the eyes, felt through the body, and perceived by the mind. An immersive light installation, which changes throughout the day in relation to the natural shift in light outside, unites the disparate works on view into a multisensory environment that functions as a cohesive whole.
Force_Life_Nashat.jpeg © 2019 Shahryar Nashat, Photo: Will Davidson