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A detail still image of a smiling girl in front of a painting in a gallery

Still from Girls / Museum (detail), 2020. Shelly Silver (American, b. 1957). High-definition video, color, sound; 71 min. Courtesy of Shelly Silver and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York

Shelly Silver: Girls / Museum

Tuesday, April 11–Sunday, July 30, 2023
Location:  224B Video

About The Exhibition

Girls / Museum explores the collection of the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig in Germany from the perspective of a group of girls aged 7 to 19. The guides interpret various depictions of women, including mothers, muses, sex workers, and religious figures, all created by male artists. The film also questions the practice of museum display itself, drawing attention to the constructed nature of museum collections. Shelly Silver’s video converges contemporary and historical frameworks, encouraging the viewer to investigate the lens through which we examine art today.