Sara Magenheimer

Exhibition at the New Museum

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Sara Magenheimer will present a new video installation in the window of the New Museum’s 231 Bowery building. This project is part of a new series of window installations, which relaunches the program the New Museum originally mounted in the 1980’s. In conjunction with her window installation, a selection of Magenheimer’s videos will also be on view as part of the Museum’s ongoing Screen Series. This show is curated by Margot Norton and will be on view from January 24th until April 15th 2018.

More information about the exhibition can be found here

Slow Zoom Long Pause at BAM


Slow Zoom Long Pause at BAM 

Loss for Words is the film companion to the visual art exhibition currently showing at BAM. The film companion comprises five short videos by artists addressing the slippery nature of language at a time when forms of communication are both disappearing and rapidly evolving.

Sara Magenheimer’s Slow Zoom Long Pause will be screened in Loss for Words at BAM on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The show, Loss for Words, is part of BAM’s annual fall exhibition series, Next Wave Art 2017.

Tickets to the screening are available here, on BAM’s website.

The screening will be held at the Peter Jay Sharp Building, at 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY, at 7pm on Tuesday, November 7th.



New York Film Festival Projections Program: Art and Theft Premiere


Art and Theft Premiere at the New York Film Festival 

Sara Magenheimer will be premiering her newest video, Art and Theft, as part of Program #4 of the New York Film Festival Projections Program. Magenheimer’s video explores the bounds of narrative and the illusion of received wisdom in the seven minutes and twenty-two seconds it takes to rob a house. Here, images of medieval art, popular cinema, and “live” news reportage speak candidly to the constructedness of all storytelling traditions.

Art and Theft will be screened on:

Saturday, October 7th at the Francesca Beale Theater 

Sunday, October 8th at the Howard Gilman Theater

Tickets are available, here through the NYFF Projection Program site 

Sequences VIII: Elastic Hours in Reykjavik, Iceland

artandtheft-1600x900-c-defaultSequences Real Time Art Festival is an artist run festival held in Reykjavík October 6-15. This year its  eighth edition, Elastic Hours, is curated by Margot Norton, Curator at the New Museum, New York.

Sara Magenheimer will be premiering her most recent video, Art and Theft, in Reykjavik, and will have work on view at Kling & Bang Gallery with an installation from October 6-15.

The festival is made up of 21 local and international artists exhibiting their works and performing in various venues throughout the city. The festival’s main venue is the newly opened Marshall House, home to Kling & Bang, The Living Art Museum and Stúdíó Ólafur Elíasson.





I Collect Neglected Venoms at PICA’s TBA Festival

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I Collect Neglected Venoms at PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival

As part of an installation in PICA’s annex during the Time-Based Art Festival, Sara Magenheimer presents her new video, Best is Man’s Breath Quality, in which an ancient jellyfish suggests how new positions can inform our capabilities to heal.  With performances featuring singing and narration, Magenheimer explores how language mutates and reproduces itself in culture.


Friday, September 15th

Saturday, September 16th

Sunday, September 17th

all at PICA Hancock, 15 NE Hancock Street.

Prior to the matinee performance on Sunday, September 17th, Sara Magenheimer joins PICA Visual Art Curator Kristan Kennedy and Lumi Tan, Curator, The Kitchen (NYC) for a conversation with audiences about her TBA performance, I Collect Neglected Venoms.

Panel Discussion:

Sunday, September 17th
12:30 – 1:30 PM
at PICA at West End, 415 SW 10th Ave


The installation will be on view at PICA Hancock beginning September 7th at the start of PICA’s TBA Festival, and will remain on view post festival until October 1st.


Public Formats at Abrons Art Center


May 18 – June 11, 2017
Opening Reception | Thursday, May 18 | 6 – 8 PM

The poster has participated in modernity fraternizing with ideology and war and directing the crowds towards commercial and political activities. A medium of communication defined by its visual efficiency; a format determined by its size, its materiality, and its distribution. The influence of the poster can be traced in public and personal imagery, paradoxically combining an ephemeral quality with a desire to accumulate, revise, and keep.

Following the dissemination character of the poster, the exhibition will inhabit two spaces—the Culpeper Gallery at the Abrons Arts Center, and a satellite exhibition at ESTE in Brooklyn. A workshop organized by Paul John will engage participants with the potentials of risograph printing.

Featuring American Artist, Itziar Barrio, Anton Ginzburg, Gordon Hall, Paul John, Sara Magenheimer and Alan Ruiz. Curated by Xavier Acarín, Abrons’ AIRspace Curator-in-Residence 2016-2017.



Surfacing at James Harris Gallery, Seattle


April 6 – May 13, 2017

Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 6th, 6:00-8:00pm

James Harris Gallery is pleased to present “Surfacing”, a group exhibition curated by New York based artist Cameron Martin. For this show, Martin has chosen work by Jessica Dickinson, Xylor Jane, Miranda Lichtenstein, Pam Lins, Sara Magenheimer, Ulrike Müller, Monique Mouton, Amy Sillman, and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung. Martin’s theme “Surfacing” provides a conceptual framework for the exhibition that addresses a range of artist practices including painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and video.