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NYC Museum Exhibits Only Art Made In 1993

NYC Museum Exhibits Only Art Made In 1993
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Show presents the single year as a pivotal one for New York art and culture, where AIDS, gender politics, race and art collided.

Daniela Walker
  • 11 february 2013

Taking over all five floors of  the New Museum, the exhibition NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star (named after the eponymous Sonic Youth album that came out that year) looks at the art made and exhibited in New York City during one year. Presenting both historical reconstructions of exhibitions and installations, as well as re-examining and reinterpreting art pieces in a greater cultural context, it uses hindsight to argue that 1993 was a pivotal year for the art world.

The show, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Gary Carrion-Murayari, Jenny Moore and Margot Norton, tells how the early 90s was a seminal time of change nationally, globally, socially and economically, and how this was reflected in art produced at the time.

 The exhibition is conceived as a time capsule, an experiment in collective memory that attempts to capture a specific moment at the intersection of art, pop culture, and politics.

The exhibition presents ‘flashpoint events’ such as the advent of the first web browser, Bill Clinton’s election, the ubiquity of AIDs and the conflicts in Europe, that dramatically changed the cultural landscape and shaped artistic discussion. It will display artwork of over 75 artists including Nan Goldin, Gabriel Orozco, Elizabeth Peyton, and Matthew Barney. Both established and underground artists, those who have lasted and those who have faded away, will be represented. The artwork will be put into context with music, films and photojournalism to present a conversation between the mainstream and underground cultures.

The New Museum hopes to identify a watershed moment in art history, but seeing as it was only 20 years ago, it may be a difficult argument to make. Is it too soon? Go check it out and see if you think 1993 changed the NYC art scene forever.

The exhibition runs February 13th 2013 – May 26th 2013.

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