“Twisted,” New Museum director Lisa Philips writes of the exhibition’s title, “describes the “ever intertwined relationship between the technological and the corporeal.” Certainly, Hershman Leeson anticipated myriad ways in which technology saturated and transformed everyday life to both positive and deleterious ends. But this recognition of interconnectedness extends beyond technology. “Twisted” could equally evoke helical relationships between bodies and environments, reality and fiction. Her most prescient contribution to contemporary art has been to consistently transcend the limits of an individual’s body and experience in order to ask how things might exist otherwise.
Sep 20, 2021