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The New Museum is the only museum in New York City exclusively devoted to contemporary art. Found­ed in 1977, the New Museum is a center for exhibitions, information, and documentation about living art­ists from around the world. From its beginnings as a one-room office on Hudson Street to the inauguration of its first freestanding building on the Bowery designed by SANAA in 2007, the New Museum continues to be a place of experimentation and a hub of new art and new ideas.

The deeply disturbing events of the past week have once again brutally exposed the systemic racism that has persisted in...
05/31/2020

The deeply disturbing events of the past week have once again brutally exposed the systemic racism that has persisted in this country for far too long. Our hearts break over the senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others, and for the communities where violent unrest is further inflaming pain and sadness. Racial equity is a human right.
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“Nari Ward: We the People,” 2019. Exhibition view: New Museum, New York. Photo: Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio

Today at 2 PM | Deep Future: Building Lateral Institutions: a conversation between artist Jonas Staal and Laura Raicovic...
05/28/2020

Today at 2 PM | Deep Future: Building Lateral Institutions: a conversation between artist Jonas Staal and Laura Raicovich, Interim Director of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, co-presented with A Blade of Grass: https://bit.ly/3c6k9O4

05/27/2020
A Bedtime Story by Nicolas Party

Nicolas Party reads from “The Pillow Book” by Sei Shōnagon for today's bedtime story 🛏️ #NicolasParty #NewMuseumBedtimeStories

05/26/2020
A Bedtime Story by Joan Jonas

Joan Jonas reads a recently-written piece for today's bedtime story titled "Bear, Octopus" 🐻 🦑 #NewMuseumBedtimeStories #JoanJonas

05/22/2020
A Bedtime Story by Minerva Cuevas

Hello, weekend! Minerva Cuevas (@micadust) reads from "Celebration of Fantasy" from "The Book of Embraces" by Eduardo Galeano, translated by Cedric Belfrage, for her bedtime story. #NewMuseumBedtimeStories

The Bowery Mission has served people experiencing homelessness since 1879, and has been the New Museum’s immediate neigh...
05/20/2020

The Bowery Mission has served people experiencing homelessness since 1879, and has been the New Museum’s immediate neighbor to the south since we opened on the Bowery in 2007. For several years, the Museum has partnered with the Mission to provide free art-making opportunities and tours for Mission guests, and each year the Museum is a donation site for the Mission’s annual winter coat drive.

Currently, the Mission is experiencing much greater demand as they work to meet the needs of those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. If you have the means, a list of supplies the Mission needs now (complete with mailing instructions) is below. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3g2SIrr

All items can be sent via mail/messenger (or dropped off, if necessary) at their Bowery (227 Bowery) campus (preferred) or their Tribeca (90 Lafayette St) campus during regular donation hours (Monday – Saturday, 7 AM – 4 PM)

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Tomorrow from 3 PM–5 PM, join Rhizome for a screening of "Party on the CAPS" by Meriem Bennani, followed by a conversati...
05/19/2020

Tomorrow from 3 PM–5 PM, join Rhizome for a screening of "Party on the CAPS" by Meriem Bennani, followed by a conversation with Bennani and Rhizome editor and curator Aria Dean. RSVP here 🐊 https://bit.ly/3g6mCeD

05/17/2020
A Bedtime Story by Andra Ursuta

Andra Ursuta reads “Cosmos” by Witold Gombrowicz for her bedtime story.

“Bedtime Stories” is a project initiated by the artist Maurizio Cattelan. Inviting friends and other artists and performers he admires to keep us company, Cattelan imagined “Bedtime Stories” as a way of staying together during these days of isolation. Read more at newmuseum.org. #NewMuseumBedtimeStories

05/15/2020
A Bedtime Story by Tacita Dean

For her bedtime story, Tacita Dean reads part of a poem by Thomas Hardy. Sleep tight, folks! 🌚💙

As part of its series of new digital initiatives, the New Museum presents “Bedtime Stories,” a project initiated by the artist Maurizio Cattelan: https://bit.ly/NewMuBedtimeStories

05/14/2020
A Bedtime Story by Iggy Pop

As part of its series of new digital initiatives, the New Museum presents “Bedtime Stories,” a project initiated by the artist Maurizio Cattelan.

Inviting friends and other artists and performers he admires to keep us company, Cattelan imagined “Bedtime Stories” as a way of staying together during these days of isolation. Each participant has been asked to read a selection from their favorite book – a sentence, passage, chapter, or more – to be shared with the New Museum’s online audiences. Some chose to read existing works, others to read their own writings, still others to create impromptu performances. Whether drawn from memory, imagination, or cherished volumes kept close at hand, the recordings by artists were captured quickly in an unfiltered fashion on phones or laptops in their homes or studios around the world.

A new installment of “Bedtime Stories” will be made available each day through the end of June here: https://bit.ly/3br0rMA

The first week features bedtime stories from Iggy Pop, Tacita Dean, Abraham Cruzvillegas, and Andra Ursuta.

“The choice to photograph the subjects before painting them was very intentional. If I was going to represent the black ...
05/13/2020

“The choice to photograph the subjects before painting them was very intentional. If I was going to represent the black body, particularly the black male body, then I wanted to be as thoughtful as possible, even before I put paint on the canvas. And I wanted to respect their bodies in a way that I felt they had historically not been respected. I wanted them to feel larger than life, and so the scale of my work grew. I wanted the canvas to feel like a space they were pushing up against.” — Jordan Casteel

Read more in an interview between the artist and Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director, from the “Within Reach” catalogue: https://go.aws/2SZxssD

#JordanCasteel @jordanmcasteel

Photo: @dariolasagni

"The art in ‘Bad’ Painting was recklessly and unapologetically aggressive (intentionally or not), in its defiance of not...
05/10/2020

"The art in ‘Bad’ Painting was recklessly and unapologetically aggressive (intentionally or not), in its defiance of notions of taste and skill. It was art that abandoned the 'good' in favor of being more expressive, eccentric or esoteric, even mystical. Clusters of artists from different parts of the country like Northern California, Texas, and Chicago were included in the show—at a time during which 'regional' was akin to 'provincial.'"

Former New Museum curator Allan Schwartzman on the controversial "'Bad' Painting," the second show presented at the New Museum's original location. Read more about the exhibition and its legacy in Schwartzman's own words: https://bit.ly/2SHEfr3

Joan Brown, Woman Wearing Mask, 1972 (detail)

Documentary filmmaker Matt Wolf, who spoke at the New Museum in conjunction Wu Tsang's residency, released his latest do...
05/09/2020

Documentary filmmaker Matt Wolf, who spoke at the New Museum in conjunction Wu Tsang's residency, released his latest documentary film “Spaceship Earth” yesterday (May 8). The film traces the stories of people deeply invested in Biosphere 2, a 3.14-acre structure originally constructed in the Arizona desert as an artificial, materially-closed ecological system. Eight “biospherians” went to live under the dome in 1991, intending to remain there for two years. This documentary traces their journey against remarkable odds as a small, idealistic group trying to reimagine the world.

Watch the film now on Hulu, Apple TV, or rent it directly from 200+ virtual cinema partners 🎥 🍿 https://www.spaceshipearthmovie.com/

Image: Eight biospherians in the Biosphere 2; archival image courtesy Neon

05/08/2020

For our second virtual studio visit, artist Josh Kline shares a teaser of "Adaptation," a new short film he's working on while in quarantine as part of his Climate Change project.

Trailer for Adaptation (2019–2020), by Josh Kline
A new short film/work in progress, part of Kline's Climate Change project
Fall 2020 LAXART curated by Catherine Taft + Belgrade Biennial curated by CURA.
Director: Josh Kline
Producers: Jill Ferraro + Eliza Ryan
Director of Photography: Kelly Jeffrey
VFX Supervisor: Andrew Lim
Production Designer: Elysia Belilove
Set Designer: Grace Hartnett
Costume Designer: Emily Schubert
Trailer edited by: Lola Sinreich
Courtesy the artist, 47 Canal New York, and Modern Art, London Stuart Shave Modern Art

#virtualstudiovisits

05/07/2020
Screens Series Online: Virginia Lee Montgomery

New today in our Screens Series Online series: "CUT COPY SPHINX" by Virginia Lee Montgomery. Watch here: https://bit.ly/3cdTIXx

Working across video, sculpture, and performance, Virginia Lee Montgomery interrogates the relationship between physical and psychic structures and the uncanny materiality of lived experience. The full presentation of VLM's work was on view at the New Museum from January 8–March 3, 2019.

#ScreensSeriesOnline

ICYMI: while we're closed, you can still visit Jordan Casteel's show "Within Reach" via a virtual tour led by Casteel an...
05/06/2020

ICYMI: while we're closed, you can still visit Jordan Casteel's show "Within Reach" via a virtual tour led by Casteel and Massimiliano Gioni. Check it out: https://bit.ly/3b45i6h

05/05/2020
Peter Saul on "Crime Doesn't Pay"

"All these subjects occurred to me within a space of about three months during 1960 when I got the idea in the first place of doing this kind of art. The first ideas that occurred to me was to use the comic characters, Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse. And that was followed almost immediately by crime does not pay comics, which I remembered reading years before when I was a kid and enjoyed a great deal."
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👂Listen to more about this painting from Peter Saul himself: https://bit.ly/2zXCShb
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Peter Saul, Crime Doesn’t Pay, 1963. Oil on canvas, 59 x 51 1/8 in (149.9 x 129.9 cm). Collection @kaws. Photo: Farzad Owrang
#petersaul

"Germano was for me literally a landmark: his house was a place that I would point out to friends and visitors from Ital...
05/05/2020
Massimiliano Gioni on What He Learned From Germano Celant, the Troublemaking Curator With a Maniacally Precise Mind

"Germano was for me literally a landmark: his house was a place that I would point out to friends and visitors from Italy, his career a series of milestones I would keep an eye on to understand how I was doing."—Massimiliano Gioni on Germano Celant

Read more on artnet: https://bit.ly/2WwpKaK

For as long as I can remember, I have been shocked by the fact that Germano Celant wrote the Arte Povera manifesto in 1967, when he was 27.

"Living in Chatham Square, on the Bowery, and constantly going up and down the Bowery to get to Max's Kansas City and to...
05/04/2020

"Living in Chatham Square, on the Bowery, and constantly going up and down the Bowery to get to Max's Kansas City and to the West Side, to Norman [Fisher]'s house where we all hung out, was the beginning of my having a sense that community was an important part of the work."
—artist Mary Heilman on living on the Bowery from Volume II of the Bowery Artist's Tribute

Read more from Heilman and others: https://bit.ly/2VW3VSC
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Photo: @aureliamoczynska

"Although her models remain still, Ms. Casteel’s paintings never feel static. In part that’s because she rarely renders ...
05/03/2020
Portraits That More Than Meet the Eye

"Although her models remain still, Ms. Casteel’s paintings never feel static. In part that’s because she rarely renders a figure or an object in a single shade. Her brush strokes have become more fluid over the years, and her pictorial choices more confident, imbuing her latest portrait series, of her students at Rutgers University-Newark, with impressive kinetic energy. "

Read a review of "Jordan Casteel: Within Reach" and watch a virtual tour in the New York Times: https://nyti.ms/2Sv4Ebu

Jordan Casteel’s vibrant colors capture the spirit and humanity of her subjects: black and brown people who have often been excluded from art institutions.

🚀 Happy #SpaceDay from our 2014 exhibition “Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module," when our Fifth Floor was ...
05/01/2020

🚀 Happy #SpaceDay from our 2014 exhibition “Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module," when our Fifth Floor was transformed into the simulated interior of a spaceship by tranzit, a network of autonomous but interconnected organizations based in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia. 🚀

The vessel is inspired by the spacecraft in the iconic Czech science-fiction film "Ikarie XB-1" (1963), which melded postwar utopianism with Soviet utilitarianism. In its structure and design, it recalls future fantasies from the socialist Eastern European side of the Iron Curtain and explores the ideological role that outer space played during this time.

Read more: https://bit.ly/2Drmbrq

WATCH: "Infection Drivers" (2019) by Kate Cooper, the newest work in our Screens Series Online: https://bit.ly/2SkS52e.J...
04/30/2020

WATCH: "Infection Drivers" (2019) by Kate Cooper, the newest work in our Screens Series Online: https://bit.ly/2SkS52e
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Join us for a conversation tomorrow (May 1) at 1 PM between Cooper and Curatorial Fellow Jeanette Bisschops, copresented with @rhizomedotorg. RSVP to [email protected] to join.
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Cooper deploys computer-generated imagery (CGI), a technology typically used in commercial production, to create worlds populated by digital figures who perform everyday human actions. The full presentation was on view at the New Museum from January 28—March 12, 2020.

There's no such thing as off-limits material for Saul. This, of course, has invariably resulted in his alienation from w...
04/29/2020
Meet Peter Saul, the Bad Boy of American Art

There's no such thing as off-limits material for Saul. This, of course, has invariably resulted in his alienation from what he terms 'the official world of Art.'" PopMatters on #PeterSaul: https://bit.ly/2xfAOjF

Saigon, the largest painting of his anti-war series, depicts "WHITE BOYS TORTURING AND RAPING THE PEOPLE OF SAIGON", as the bold capital letters on the bottom left states. He deploys the visual language of cartoons and comic books to make this point, rendering both American soldiers and Vietnamese v...

⚡Let's get digital ⚡@gesso.app has created the closest thing to being in our galleries—a virtual tour of "Peter Saul: Cr...
04/28/2020

⚡Let's get digital ⚡@gesso.app has created the closest thing to being in our galleries—a virtual tour of "Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment" lead by Kraus Family Curator Gary Carrion-Murayari and Peter Saul himself. Watch here: https://bit.ly/SheraldVirtualConvo

Photo: @dariolasagni

Tomorrow at 7 PM, join us for a virtual conversation between artist Amy Sherald and Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Art...
04/27/2020

Tomorrow at 7 PM, join us for a virtual conversation between artist Amy Sherald and Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director of the New Museum, who will explore what it means for contemporary artists engaged with portraiture to be a witness. RSVP at the following link, and you will receive a link to the online screening tomorrow morning: https://bit.ly/2zDVYsR

Image: Amy Sherald, Precious jewels by the sea, 2019. Oil on canvas. 120 x 108 x 2.5 inches. Photo: Joseph Hyde

SANAA's seven stacked boxes emerge from the vertebrae of the building core laterally to the north, south, east, or west....
04/25/2020

SANAA's seven stacked boxes emerge from the vertebrae of the building core laterally to the north, south, east, or west. The shifted-box approach yields a variety of open, fluid, and light-filled internal spaces that are different heights at every level, with different characters but all column-free.
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Photo: Trent Tesch @teschtrent

04/24/2020
Virtual Studio Visit: Marta Minujin

Today we're inaugurating a new series of virtual studio visits, where we'll take a look at what artists have been up to at home or in their studios during this time of social distancing and quarantine. First up, we have Marta Minujin with some updates from her studio in Argentina.

04/23/2020
Screens Series Online: Helene Nymann

Continuing "Screens Series Online," this week we're featuring "MOL" (2017) by Helene Nymann. Watch here: https://vimeo.com/408897197
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While we are closed to the public, we're presenting selections from Screens Series, a platform for the presentation of new video works by emerging contemporary artists. The full presentation of “Screens Series: Helene Nymann” was on view at the New Museum from March 13–May 19, 2019.
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#ScreensSeriesOnline #HeleneNymann

Helene Nymann MOL, 2017 HD video, sound, color; 11:20 min Courtesy the artist “Screens Series Online: Helene Nymann” continues the New Museum’s…

For Earth Day, we're highlighting John Akomfrah's masterpiece, "Vertigo Sea" (2015), which made its US debut at the New ...
04/22/2020

For Earth Day, we're highlighting John Akomfrah's masterpiece, "Vertigo Sea" (2015), which made its US debut at the New Museum in 2017. The three-channel installation focused on the ocean as an environmental, cultural, and historical force, connecting literature and poetry, the history of slavery, and contemporary issues of migration and climate change.
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Watch a conversation with John Akomfrah about his work and inspiration: https://bit.ly/2zdhR1E
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#EarthDay #JohnAkomfrah

"I'm thinking a lot about what it means to move through spaces and to feel connected and build community and, in essence...
04/21/2020

"I'm thinking a lot about what it means to move through spaces and to feel connected and build community and, in essence, the practice has always been centered in that: the communities around me and the people who occupy my life and living in a place like New York City, where the hustle and bustle is real and we're all attuned to putting on her headphones and looking down, and we have to move through these spaces to get from point A to point B. There's a whole chunk of time between point A and point B where we're sharing space with others and yet not acknowledging them or hoping they don't acknowledge us. And there's some sadness in that for me, and it's just a truth. But the painting practice allows me to kind of look up and really observe my environment with empathy and thoughtfulness. And share that with others."
—Jordan Casteel on "Lean" (2018)
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Listen to Casteel speak more about this painting: https://bit.ly/3bv9nS2
#JordanCasteel

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The New Museum is the only museum in New York City exclusively devoted to contemporary art. Found­ed in 1977, the New Museum is a center for exhibitions, information, and documentation about living art­ists from around the world. From its beginnings as a one-room office on Hudson Street to the inauguration of its first freestanding building on the Bowery designed by SANAA in 2007, the New Museum continues to be a place of experimentation.

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