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New Museum: Younger than Jesus

In Uncategorized on May 19, 2009 at 12:16 pm

The New Museum currently has a show up entitled “Younger than Jesus“.  The show is the first in a new series called “The Generational, examining, obviously, specific generations of artists.  “Younger than Jesus” is a clever name for a show that features 50 artists (from 25 different countries) that were all born after 1976.  I’m also excited that one of my favorites, Ryan Trecartin, is in the show. The idea of curating a show based on birth year is a fascinating, and I’m definitely heading over there this weekend now that I have some free time.

According to their site:  “Inspired by the fact that some of the most influential and enduring gestures in art and history have been made by young people in the early stages of their lives, “Younger Than Jesus” will fill the entire New Museum’s building on the Bowery with approximately 145 works by artists all of whom are under the age of thirty-three years old. Hailing from countries including Algeria, China, Colombia, Germany, India, Lebanon, Poland, Turkey, and Venezuela, many are showing in a museum for the first time. The exhibition will span mediums and encompass painting, drawing, photography, film, animation, performance, installation, dance, Internet-based works, and video games. Major support for the exhibition has been provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation.”

“The Generational: Younger than Jesus” at The New Museum, 235 Bowery, NYC

4/8/09 – 7/5/09
Lobby, Second Floor, Third Floor, Fourth Floor, and Fifth Floor

Ryan Trecartin, composite image from Sibling Topics (Section A and Section B), 2009

Ryan Trecartin, composite image from Sibling Topics (Section A and Section B), 2009

Mohammed Bourouissa, La fenetre, 2005

Mohammed Bourouissa, La fenetre, 2005

AIDS 3-D, OMG Obelisk, 2007

AIDS 3-D, OMG Obelisk, 2007

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