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Miriam Cahn
L.I.S. bl.-arb. (Reading in dust/menstruation work)
1989
Courtesy the artist and Elizabeth Dee, New York
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GOTHAM ART & THEATER
by Elisabeth Kley



For the 61-year-old Swiss-German artist Miriam Cahn, now having her first U.S. show at Elizabeth Dee on West 20th Street in Chelsea, art-making is an atavistic affair. She made many works timed around her menstrual cycle, to root them in the natural processes of womanhood, and produced large black-and-white drawings using her entire body to make marks on large sheets of paper on the floor.

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