A self-proclaimed ‘image scavenger’, Ida Applebroog has spent the past five decades conducting a sustained enquiry into the polemics of human relations. She explores themes of violence and power, gender politics, women’s sexuality and domestic space, using images stylistically reminiscent of comics, at once beguiling and disturbing. Appropriating mainstream media in innovative and surprising ways, this pioneering artist of the feminist movement and avatar of its enduring legacy transforms her canvases into the structural elements of an uncanny theater where visitors are both audience and actors. Hauser & Wirth is presenting ‘Ida Applebroog. The Ethics of Desire’ at the gallery’s 18th Street location in New York City. The exhibition presents the artist’s latest paintings, as well as a film from 1978. The show will remain on view through 31 July. Applebroog first came to attention in New York in

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