CULTURE

Meet Goshka Macuga, the Artist Whose Genius Is in the Footnotes

“I sometimes envy people who go to the studio and just make a painting,” says the artist, whose show “Time as Fabric” opened this week at the New Museum.

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Photo by Davey Adesida. Hair by Yasu Nakamura, makeup by Yuco Aoki. Produced by Biel Parklee.

Goshka Macuga

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Photo by Davey Adesida. Hair by Yasu Nakamura, makeup by Yuco Aoki. Produced by Biel Parklee.
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Photo by Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

“Of what is, that is; of what is not that is not 1,” 2012. Wool tapestry.Installation view, Goshka Macuga: Exhibit A, MCA Chicago.

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Photo by Maris Hutchinson/EPW Studio.

“Death of Marxism, Women of All Lands Unite,” 2013, at the New Museum.

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Image by Goshka Macuga.

“The Letter,” 2011. Tapestry.

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Courtesy of the artist.

“On the Nature of the Beast,” 2009. Tapestry. Installation view, Goshka Macuga: Public Address, Lunds Konsthall.

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Photo by Maris Hutchinson/EP.

“Preparatory Notes,” 2014, at the New Museum.

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Photo by Gene Pittman.

“Lost Forty,” 2011. Tapestry. T.B. Walker Acquisition Fund, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Installation view, Goshka Macuga: It Broke from Within, Walker Art Center.

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Courtesy of the artist.

“The Nature of the Beast,” 2009. Bronze sculpture on wooden plinth. Installation view, Goshka Macuga: The Nature of the Beast, Whitechapel Gallery.