Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38 is pleased to present Against Attachment
, the first institutional solo exhibition of the New York- and Zurich-based artist Ser Serpas in the United States.
This installation stages a scene from the artist’s windowless apartment studio in New York, where Serpas lived, studied, and worked during her last year at Columbia University. The four newly commissioned sculptures in Against Attachment
are made of everyday detritus found in close proximity to the gallery space in the Lower East Side and are framed into large architectural, site-and-time-specific configurations. The works, conceived as anti-portraits, negotiate predicaments of visibility and invisibility, and of access and assimilation, in existing systems of valorization.
(b. 1995, Los Angeles) received her B.A. in visual arts at Columbia University (2017). Solo and two-person exhibitions include what we need is another body
, Truth and Consequences,
Geneva (2019); Stars are Blind
, LC Queissier (with Sitara Abuzar Ghaznawi), Tbilisi (2019); you were created to be so young (self-harm and exercise)
, LUMA Westbau, Zurich (2018); Bare Teeth
, Queer Thoughts (with Bri Williams), New York (2018); and Dust Patterns
, Current Projects, Miami (2017). Recent group exhibitions include Company Gallery, New York (2019); Swiss Institute, New York; Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York; Performance Space, New York (all 2018); and Karma International, Los Angeles (2017). Serpas lives and works between New York and Zurich.