Death is Irrelevant

Death is Irrelevant:
Selections from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection, 1968–2018

October 13, 2018 – August 2, 2019

“Death is a mirror in which the entire meaning of life is reflected.”
Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying


Are works of art created in our image a grasp at immortality? Death Is Irrelevant examines this question through the presentation of figurative sculptures from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection. Featuring art created over a forty-year period from seventeen countries, Death is Irrelevant is a contemporary investigation into our timeless inclination to recreate ourselves, explore fragility and mortality, and consider what it means to be alive.

Artists: Pawel Althamer, Huma Bhabha, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Folkert de Jong, Keith Edmier, Nicole Eisenman, Red Grooms, Damien Hirst, Sam Jinks, Matt Johnson, Maria Nepomuceno, Chris Jones, Mark Manders, Tony Matelli, Evan Penny, Patricia Piccinini, Rona Pondick, Adrián Villar Rojas, Italo Scanga, Claudette Schreuders, Abdi Setiawan, Kiki Smith, Rebecca Warren, Paloma Varga Weisz, Olav Westphalen, Entang Wiharso

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 Main Street
PEEKSKILL, New York 105663118
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Friday, December 21, 2018
Times: 12:00 am - 6:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

Free - Members
$10 - Adults
$5 - Seniors, Students, Peekskill Residents
Free - Children under 8

Presenter: Hudson Valley MOCA
Presenter Phone: 914-788-0100
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