Maren Hassinger: Tree of Knowledge

Nov. 5, 2019-Mar. 1, 2020
Boca Raton Museum of Art

Tree of Knowledge involves a residency with sculptor and performance artist Maren Hassinger, who will create an installation inspired by Boca Raton’s Pearl City neighborhood and the Banyan tree that has become a historical marker in this community settled by African-Americans.  The artist will work with the public in rolling newspapers in community-based story-telling sessions to form the aerial roots of a vast “Tree of Knowledge” to be installed from the ceiling in the Museum’s main gallery. The entrance to the special exhibition galleries will house a second project of inflated pink plastic bags that completely cover the wall surfaces.

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Maren Hassinger, The Veil Between Us [detail], 2004. Courtesy of the artist and Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC. Photo: Joshua White, Los Angeles.

Maren Hassinger, The Veil Between Us [detail], 2004. Courtesy of the artist and Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC. Photo: Joshua White, Los Angeles.

Maren Hassinger: Tree of Knowledge

Pearl City's Tree of Knowledge

Maren Hassinger, Love, installation view at Art + Practice, Los Angeles, 2018, Pink plastic bags filled with air, breath, and love notes, steelhead pushpins. Courtesy of Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC. Photo: Joshua White.

Maren Hassinger, Love, installation view at Art + Practice, Los Angeles, 2018, Pink plastic bags filled with air, breath, and love notes, steelhead pushpins. Courtesy of Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC. Photo: Joshua White.