Off-Grid by Kapwani Kiwanga

Following a successful collaboration between Kvadrat and Kapwani Kiwanga for the installations Plot at Haus der Kunst in Munich (2020) and Terrarium at the 59th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Kvadrat is proud to now support the artist’s first New York solo show at the New Museum.

Continuing the artist’s investigation into disciplinary architecture and complex regimes of visibility, Off-Grid stages a type of speculative scenario, evoking both the sudden closure of cultural institutions during the Covid-19 pandemic and a not-so-distant future when museums and society will have to operate with limited access to power. The central piece in the exhibition is a metallic veil, which has been sprayed with pulverized aluminium obtained by melting down police floodlights. The scrim acts in conjunction with a large wall work nearby, which serves as both a screen and a reflective surface. Also sprayed with the remains of the transformed floodlights, this piece synthesizes the artist’s ongoing interest in revealing social and political contents hidden within materials.

New Museum

235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

June 30 – October 16
Tuesday - Sunday, 11am – 6pm


About New Museum

The New Museum is the only museum in New York City exclusively devoted to contemporary art. Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a center for exhibitions, information, and documentation about living artists from around the world. From its beginnings as a one-room office on Hudson Street to the inauguration of its first freestanding building on the Bowery designed by SANAA in 2007, the New Museum continues to be a place of experimentation and a hub of new art and new ideas.