Lauren Cornell

2015 Triennial @ New Museum, Feb 25 – May 24

23 January 2015

New Museum is putting on its third Triennial exhibition, titled Surround Audience and running at the NYC space from February 25 to May 24.

The international exhibition specialising in early-career artists (and the only recurring one of its kind) is organised this year by New Museum curator Lauren Cornell and artist Ryan Trecartin, featured in the inaugural 2009 Triennial. The two art figures have worked together for nearing a decade and the Triennial’s title is, for Cornell, inspired by the Trecartin’s own work which “vividly manifests a world in which the effects of technology and late capitalism have been absorbed into our bodies and altered our vision of the world”.

Among the 51 participants coming from over 25 different countries are many whose work has been specifically commissioned for the show, including Juliana HuxtableGeumhyung Jeong, and Eduardo Navarro, who participated in research and production residencies associated with New Museum, as well as works by Eva KotátkováShadi Habib Allah, and Aleksandra Domanović.

Other familiar names include Sophia Al-MariaEd Atkins, Rachel Lord, K-HOLE and more.

See the Triennial exhibition page for details. **

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‘Shared Spaces’ symposium @ Whitney Museum, Jan 14

10 January 2014

New York’s Whitney Museum will be holding a two-part symposium, Shared Spaces: Social Media and Museum Structures, on January 14.

A “site-specific network” exploring “the transformation of the museum in the age of social media”, the event will look at the digital devices, corporate platforms and historical shifts affecting the mediation, experience and attitudes towards art in the gallery setting through a series of long-form panels and micro-lectures moderated by digital art scholar Christiane Paul. Other scholars, curators and artists to take part include Ed Shanken, New Museum curator Lauren Cornell, Mendi and Keith Obadike and The Jogging co-founder Brad Troemel, among others. Because in an era where André Malraux’s “museum without walls” has been realised, where exactly do those that still have them stand?

See the Whitney Museum website for details. **

Header image: Cory Arcangel, ‘Yada, Yada, Yada’ (2013).

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