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Nathalie Djurberg's 'The Parade' Bring Flocks To The New Museum
Berlin based Swedes Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg’s exhibition ‘The Parade’ at The New Museum welcomes an unnerving, yet captivating response from its viewers. Djurberg is best known for her series of short films ‘Claymation’ that at first glance appear unsuspicious and child like, but are in fact forcibly sexual and carnal.
For her new work, ‘The Parade’, Djurberg displays five beguiling animations that are distinctive to her style, set to music with her longtime collaborator, Berg. Amongst this includes an unnerving crowd of over eighty simply sculpted birds of several species. Think Quentin Blake illustrations in 3D, but with underlying themes of perversion and despair. These forms set against Berg’s audio communicate her recurring fascination with physical and psychological transformation. Her biggest exhibition in an American museum to date, the craziness of ‘The Parade’ and the unsettling essence of the displays are colorfully creepy but well worth the visit.
by Louise Graham