White Columns

The Most Beautiful Thing Today: Aleksandra Mir

Pitched somewhere between the banal and the sublime, Aleksandra Mir's ongoing project for White Columns will consist of written descriptions of scenarios that Mir considers to have been "the most beautiful thing" she happened to see on a particular day. Over the coming years and following no discernable schedule or chronological logic, Mir will occasionally replace the existing description with one that describes a more recent "beautiful thing."

In keeping with the holiday season the fifth installment of Mir’s project will remain on view through December and January and reads:
Christmas day cab driver.

Aleksandra Mir lives and works in New York. Since 1996 she has been involved with more than 75 exhibitions and projects. Recent solo projects include: New Designs: Birth, Death and Abortion (2005), Roth, New York; The Big Umbrella, P.S.1, New York, and The World from Above, greengrassi, London (both 2004); group shows include: Terminal 5, JFK Airport, New York (2004); and the 2004 Whitney Biennial, New York. Mir studied Cultural Anthropology at the New School for Social Research, New York, and Media Arts at SVA, New York.