February 11–August 20, 2023

Guest curated by M artist-in-residence Katya Oicherman in collaboration with Curator of Exhibitions Laura Joseph

On view in the M’s window galleries and skyway entrance.

Im/perfect Slumbers is a multi-disciplinary series of art installations occurring in the M’s window galleries and skyway entrance. Diverse voices of local artists, writers, and cultural activists capture the historical and contemporary state of sleeping and being in bed. This exhibition is the result of textile artist and researcher Katya Oicherman’s long-term residency at the M.

Sleeping habits, behaviors, and objects are diverse, yet the very necessity of sleep is shared by all. Those familiar and accessible everyday objects and practices serve as a conversation opener to reflect on sleep in all of its physiological, psychological, social, and political complexity.  Explore the soft aesthetics of textiles and the associative imagery of dreams through the work of Rachel Breen, Sayge Carroll, Amoke Awele Kubat, Shanai Matteson, Katya Oicherman, Molly Parker Stuart, Anat Spiegel, Rotem Tamir, Yuko Taniguchi, Gwen Westerman, and Peng Wu.


Tamir Rotem Pu'ah
Rotem Tamir, Pu’ah, 2023, Photo Credit: Rik Sferra
A link to an interview with Katya Oicherman about this work.