Saturday, April 20, 2013

New York City: New Museum - NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star

What is art? There are thousands of definitions. Some of them you could find at the New Museum on New York´s trendy Bowery ( As the name suggests, it specializes in new and experimental art. If you are interested in cutting edge art, you could discover it here. For instance you could spot an artificial crime scene or peer into a strange engine.

The current exhibition is called: "NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star" (through May 26th 2013). The show is related to the issue of pornography of the era as you could see here.

They claim that the show "looks at art made and exhibited in New York over the course of one year. Centering on 1993, 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" (newmuseum).

Maybe so. But it also could be the case that the artists just wanted to make fun of their profession and the spectators. Maybe they just found an easy way into a popular museum.

Anyway. A visit at the New Museum is at least interesting and surprising.  And on Thursday nights, admission is free.


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