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Aleksandra Mir, The Most Beautiful Thing Today

White Columns
320 West 13th Street, Entrance on Horatio Street between 8th Avenue and Hudson Street, 212-924-4212
October 28 - December 3, 2005
Reception: Friday, October 28, 6 - 9 PM
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Pitched somewhere between the banal and the sublime, Aleksandra Mir’s ongoing project for White Columns will consist of written descriptions of scenarios that Mir considers to have been “the most beautiful thing” she happened to see on a particular day. Over the coming years and following no discernible schedule or chronological logic, Mir will occasionally replace the existing description with one that describes a more recent “beautiful thing.”

The fifth installment reads: Christmas day cab driver.

Aleksandra Mir lives and works in New York. Since 1996 she has been involved with more than 75 exhibitions and projects. Recent solo projects include: New Designs: Birth, Death and Abortion (2005), Roth, New York; The Big Umbrella, P.S.1, New York, and The World from Above, greengrassi, London (both 2004); group shows include: Terminal 5, JFK Airport, New York (2004); and the 2004 Whitney Biennial, New York. Mir studied cultural anthropology at the New School for Social Research, New York, and media arts at SVA, New York.
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