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“Here and Elsewhere” at New Museum

The New Museum in New York is to present “Here and Elsewhere,” an exhibition of contemporary art from and about the Arab world. It is to run from 16 July until 28 September 2014. The exhibition brings together more than 40 artists from across over twelve countries in the Arab world, paying particular attention to the position and role of the artist. A wide variety of themes is explored, including: reflection on the act of representation; the image as a site of conflict or space of intimacy; the task of witnessing and chronicling social and political changes; and the critique of media representation and propaganda. Through an exploration of traditional mediums — including painting, drawing, and sculpture — “Here and Elsewhere” refutes the notion of the Arabic-speaking world as a homogeneous, one-dimensional entity. Presenting works from multiple countries, it highlights the notion that works extend well beyond their aesthetically or conceptually Arab roots. “Here and Elsewhere” is organised by the New Museum’s curatorial department, led by Massimiliano...

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The New Museum to sponsor start-ups

New York, 7 November 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). New York’s New Museum is to launch a new support centre for start-up businesses. According to Julia Halperin from The Art Newspaper, the museum has announced its plans to turn a warehouse next to its location on Bowery Street into an “incubator” for art, design and technology. The centre is to house more than sixty start-ups, chosen through a highly competitive selection process, which is to begin in January 2014. This is the first time that a museum has sponsored such an initiative for young companies. Architects SO-IL and Gensler are to renovate the 11,000 square metre space to create conference rooms, screening rooms and workshops for the resident artists. The centre is due to open next...

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Chris Burden’s “Extreme Measures” at the New Museum in New York

New York, 24 September 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). From 2 October 2013 to 12 January 2014, New York’s New Museum is to present “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures”. The show is the first exhibition of the artist’s works in the United States for twenty-five years. The show features a selection of pieces, which engage with ideas of weight, measures, limits and physical and moral constraints. The artist uses a variety of mediums, and for forty years, he has been creating a unique and powerful body of work which seeks to redefine sculpture and performance art. The show is to occupy all five floors of the museum, and aims to offer visitors and extraordinary opportunity to examine the way in which Burden has ceaselessly studied the breaking points of materials, institutions and himself. An ambitious exhibition by the artist is also planned for the museum’s...

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The New Museum presents first major New York survey of works by Ellen Gallagher

New York, 6 September 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). New York’s New Museum is currently hosting “Don’t Axe Me”, the first major New York museum exhibition of works by Ellen Gallagher, to close on 15 September 2013. The show examines the past 20 years of Gallagher’s career, featuring paintings, drawings, prints and film installations which draw on themes including modernism, mass culture and social history. Described as a “focused Survey”, “Don’t Axe Me” follows an exhibition of the artist’s works which opened at London’s Tate Modern in May 2013. Organised by the curator Gary Carrion-Murayari, the show at The New Museum claims to highlight “the humor, historical depth, psychological complexity, and formal inventiveness inherent in Gallagher’s rich œuvre.” Ellen Gallagher was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1965, and has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, Tate Liverpool, and the Freud Museum, London. The artist lives and works in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and New...

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