The Interrupted Life
September 13 – December 29 1991
This major group exhibition explored the theme of death in the Western world and the myriad historical, social, and cultural practices associated with it. Works by forty-two artists combined installation, photography, sculpture, painting, video, and film. Organized by Senior Curator France Morin and designed by Massimo Vignelli, the exhibition featured the New York premiere of Death in the Seine, a film by Peter Greenaway (whose most recent film is Prospero’s Books), and The Living Altar, an installation drawn from the Chicano tradition of altars for the dead, created in collaboration with Amalia Mesa-Bains.