I recommend the New Museum of Contemporary Art's current exhibition to anyone now anticipating my book. Pinpointing the year 1993 as it's pivotal moment "NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star" brings out many of the seminal works of that early '90s era, a number of which were featured in that year's (controversial as always) Whitney Biennial.
The fourth floor is spine tinglingly good with a Rudolf Stingel carpet, a Felix Gonzalez-Torres light bulb hang, some haunting Zoe Leonard studies of bygone era anatomical models and a Robert Gober prison window, installed eerily out of reach in a corner. Kristen Oppenheim's audio piece, staged at 303 Gallery, was one I missed at the time.
The curators hit all of the important co-ordinates as I remember the period, both in terms of the art being created and the intrepid galleries showing it.
Through May 26, 2013.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Launching my blog today on Art on the Block: Tracking the New York Art World from SoHo to the Bowery, Bushwick and Beyond. Join me here.