Contemporary jewelry—the personal expressiveness it stands for, and the combustion of tradition and technology bubbling in the core of its material DNA—is a uniquely telling manifestation of the psyche of our time. Non-Stick Nostalgia: Y2K Retrofuturism in Contemporary Jewelry highlights the work of twenty-nine international artists who explore the friction between the analog and the digital.
Architecture tours are led by New Museum docents and focus on the Museum’s building, which was designed by the architectural firm SANAA. Architecture tours are free with Museum admission. No preregistration is necessary. Tours are limited to fifteen visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.
Maziyar Pahlevan’s wallpaper presents a nondidactic, pattern-based system that encourages viewers to experience the design without arriving at any conclusions. The New York-based graphic designer was educated in Tehran and the Hague before obtaining his MFA from Yale. Pahlevan teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
In our latest exhibition, Pearl River artist-in-residence and architect Philip Poon invites the viewer to imagine how people of diverse backgrounds might occupy the same physical space. Using large scale models and photographs, he explores worlds in which those with differing viewpoints, values, and experiences might coincide, and the possible conflicts -- and harmonies -- that come with that.
This exhibition features the work of NYSID BFA candidates who have completed their thesis projects between fall 2018 – spring 2019. Graduating student projects are hypothetical designs based on the adaptive reuse of existing buildings. Opening reception on Monday, May 20 from 6-9pm.
This powerful new production from street dance pioneer Reggie ‘Regg Roc’ Gray and co-director Kaneza Schaal explores the puzzles, poetry, and infinite challenges of human coexistence. In Maze, a small audience stands face-to-face with masters of flexn, a form of street dance with roots in Jamaican bruk up and other styles. A labyrinth of light creates a dynamic architecture, illuminating the visible and invisible forces that guide our lives.
More than forty years after punk exploded onto the music scenes of New York and London, its impact on the larger culture is still being felt. Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die explores the visual language of punk through hundreds of its most memorable graphics, from the shocking remixes of expropriated images and texts to the DIY zines and flyers that challenged the commercial slickness of the mainstream media.
Collision/Coalition brings together three distinct commissions with intersecting themes. Varied in medium and approach, the three commissions explore the role of art in the face of political, social, and economic power. Artist Tony Cokes, whose work arranges appropriated materials like pop music and news texts in a confrontational collage, explores the relationship between the artist, the artist’s studio, and gentrification. Oscar Murillo, known for exploring the conditions of contemporary globalization defined by constant cultural exchange and increasing cultural displacement, has created an installation of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and performance taking Diego Rivera’s famed, unrealized mural at Rockefeller Center as his starting point.
Presented by MTA Arts & Design, Fulton Flow is a stop-motion animation created by Ezra Wube for the 52-channel digital network throughout Fulton Center that connects to 11 subway lines and the World Trade Center. The immersive video installation can be seen for two minutes at the top of each hour in the Fulton Center complex. This animation highlights Fulton Center’s unique location as a welcoming public space while connecting the neighborhood’s historical past to contemporary everyday life.
Urban Imprint, designed by Studio INI for the outdoor courtyard at A/D/O takes a forward-looking approach to notions of personal identity in cities. The installation reimagines the relationship between people and their built environment, allowing visitors to reshape their physical space and architecture as a result of their own movement. The boundaries will rise, recede, and partially separate as people walk through the piece to give each individual a unique and intensely personal experience.
Join us for a special conversation between artist Lubaina Himid and Associate Curator Natalie Bell on the occasion of the exhibition “Lubaina Himid: Work From Underneath.” This exhibition, featuring a new body of works, marks the first US solo exhibition for the British artist, who was awarded the prestigious Turner Prize in 2017.