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MUSEUM AS HUB, Jeanine Oleson, Yalla and More Set for The New Museum's 2014-15 Exhibitions

MUSEUM AS HUB, Jeanine Oleson, Yalla and More Set for The New Museum's 2014-15 Exhibitions

The New Museum has announced its 2014-15 exhibitions and projects. Details below!


Museum as Hub: Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module
Fifth Floor
Curated by Tranzit; organized by Lauren Cornell
Tranzit, an international organization, will transform the Fifth Floor gallery of the New Museum into the simulated interior of a spaceship. The vessel will visually recall the iconic Czech science-fiction film Ikarie XB-1 (1963), which melded postwar utopianism with Soviet utilitarianism. On view in and around the spacecraft will be fifty-plus artworks, mainly video, but also sculpture, print, and installation, by artists hailing from cities around Eastern Europe. The exhibition offers an allegory of "anthropological science fiction," whereby the exhibition space becomes an estranged and exciting universe that dramatizes the cross-cultural translation involved in the presentation of art. Much like the Museum as Hub (the New Museum's international partnership), Tranzit organizations collaborate to produce art historical research, exhibitions, and new commissions.


Pawe? Althamer
Second, Third, & Fourth Floors
Curated by Massimiliano Gioni & Gary Carrion-Murayari
The New Museum will present the first US museum exhibition of the work of Pawe? Althamer (b. 1967). Since the early 1990s, Althamer has established a unique artistic practice featuring an expanded approach to sculptural representation and consistently experimental models of social collaboration. Draftsmen's Congress, originally presented at the 7th Berlin Biennial (2012), will anchor the Fourth Floor gallery. Over the course of the exhibition, the blank white gallery will be transformed through the gradual accumulation of drawings and paintings by Museum visitors and invited community organizations. The exhibition will also feature a number of Althamer's iconic sculptures and performative videos realized alone or in cooperation with a number of community groups that he has worked with over the past two decades. The artist's most recent body of work, the Venetians, a haunting group of sculptures created for the 55th Venice Biennale, will be included. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with contributions by Boris Groys, NYU Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, Joanna Mytkowska, Director of the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, and artist Artur ?mijewski, in addition to an interview with the artist.

Laure Prouvost
Lobby Gallery
Curated by Margot Norton
This exhibition will be the first US solo museum presentation of the work of artist Laure Prouvost (b. 1978). Prouvost will present a new, immersive multi-channel video installation for the Lobby Gallery. In her films and installations, Prouvost unhinges commonplace and expected connections between language, image, and perception. In works such as Wantee (2013), which garnered her a Turner Prize nomination, Prouvost steps away from traditional linear narratives and opens up a space for the viewer to engage provocatively with surreal aspects of meaning.

ON VIEW APRIL 23-JUNE 25, 2014

Jeanine Oleson
Fifth Floor
Curated by Johanna Burton
Through an exhibition, performances, and public events, Jeanine Oleson will explore the affective role of voice through a mix of humor, rancor, and joy. The artist will develop a new experimental opera around neoliberal conditions of globalization as empire, an installation concerning fandom and ecstatic spectatorship, and public programs about engaged audiences and active participation in lived experience.

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