The New Museum

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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Here and Elsewhere @ New Museum, Jul 16 – Sep 28

14 July 2014

The New Museum will present a major exhibition of contemporary art from the Arab world titled Here and Elsewhere, running at their NYC location from July 16 to September 28.

Exhibiting over 45 artists spanning 15 countries, Here and Elsewhere establishes the New Museum’s commitment to art outside of New York’s (and the Western world’s) at times myopic art-worldview, exploring artists that not only hail from “elsewhere” but also work internationally and are thus un-pinnable to a localised ideology or aesthetic.

The exhibition will feature personal reportage-style videos by Syrian filmmaking collective Abounaddara, video portraiture by French-Moroccan artist Bouchra Khalili, photographs of everyday Beirut life during its 15-year Civil War by Fouad Elkoury, as well as Marwa Arsanios‘ short video Have Have You Ever Killed a Bear? Or Becoming Jamila, among many other artists and media.

See the New Museum exhibition page for details. **

Marwa Arsanios, "Have You Ever Killed a Bear? Or Becoming Jamila" (2014), video still. Image courtesy artist.
Marwa Arsanios, “Have You Ever Killed a Bear? Or Becoming Jamila” (2014), video still. Image courtesy artist.
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Hannah Sawtell @ The New Museum, Apr 23-Jun22

9 April 2014

From April 23 to June 22, UK artist Hannah Sawtell will enjoy her first solo museum presentation, “Accumulator”, in the Lobby Gallery of NYC’s The New Museum.

The multimedia artist—often working through installation, video, print, sound, as well as performance—explores the relationship between the surfaces of objects and images and their multifaceted underlying structures. As The New Museum describes the artist as “render[ing] the fluidity of digital images with spatial, physical, and temporal qualities, and critically point[ing] to their function as decoy indicators for larger and dominating systems of production, access, surplus, and consumption”. The vaguely industrial aesthetic of Sawtell’s work is a further allusion to the repetitive systems of production, and the artist’s previous work as a DJ and part of Detroit’s Plant E Label lends to her art the grating and dynamic rhythm and noise that bolsters her video work and performances.

For her New Museum showcase, Sawtell will present a new sculptural installation and sound work as well as a subsequent edition of her “Broadsheets” publication series. To read more about the event, visit The New Museum’s event page, and for specific event details such as location and timing, visit the aqnb event listing.**

"Osculator" (2012), installation view. Image courtesy ICA.
“Osculator” (2012), installation view. Image courtesy ICA.

Header image: “Vendor” (2012), installation view. Image courtesy Bloomberg Space.

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