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200 gallons of urine will be the centerpiece of a new Soho art exhibition

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Clayton Guse

Nothing makes a statement quite like human excrement. 

Next month, 2017 Guggenheim fellow Cassils will debut a new exhibit that takes that sentiment to heart. The artist's solo exhibition, "Monumental," is opening at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in Soho on September 16, and it's sure to turn some heads.

The centerpiece of the show is a glass cube filled with 200 gallons of Cassils' urine. Titled "PISSED," the sculpture is filled with all the pee that the artist has expelled since February 22, when President Donald Trump rescinded an executive order from the Obama Administration that allowed transgender students to use the bathroom matching their chosen gender identities. The opening night of the exhibition also contains a live performance from Cassils. In a piece titled "Fountain," they will be be administered a catheter and linked to the urine-filled cube by way of medical tubing. 

While this exhibition might sound a bit extreme for some, it's nothing new for anyone who is familiar with Cassils' work. The artist has been praised as one of the leading transgender voices in the contemporary art world and has been featured in galleries across the world. 

That said, if pee makes you squeamish, you're not going to make it in New York anyway. 

"Monumental" will run at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts from September 16–October 28.

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