In Brief

Show presents the single year as a pivotal one for New York art and culture, where AIDS, gender politics, race and art collided.

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.

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