Suffering From Realness, featuring Aziz + Cucher, opening at MASS MoCA

Anthony Aziz and Sammy Cucher

Opening Ceremony: May 25th 2019  5pm-7pm

April 13, 2019- February 1, 2020

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA

“Suffering From Realness” is a major group exhibition curated by Denise Markonish at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA. It explores the politics of representation — and the ways in which artists use the body to grasp at and re-center the “aura of realness” in an age of uncertainty. The artists examine the human condition from all sides, creating works in various media that are both personal and universal, addressing racism, violence, gender equality, the politicized body of wartime, the anxious body, the complexity of responsibility, and the future. Featuring work by Aziz + Cucher, Cassils, Jeffrey Gibson, Hayv Kahraman, Titus Kaphar, Robert Longo, and Wangechi Mutu, and others.

Anthony Aziz and Sammy Cucher have been living and working together since 1991. They are pioneers in the field of digital imaging and post-photography, using diverse media to explore the issues of our time. The duo has exhibited at the 1995 Venice Biennale (representing Venezuela); the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel; The Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA. They teach at Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY. They are based in Brooklyn, New York, NY.