Tuesday, April 07, 2009

younger than jesus

tolerance, originally uploaded by thefuturistics.

The generational at the New Museum is opening tonight, with Ida Ekblad, Ryan Trecartin, Lizzie Fitch, Cory Arcangel, Aids-3D, Tauba Auerbach, Keren Cytter, Ryan Gander, Matt Keegan, Adriana Lara, Emily Roysdon, Josh Smith, Trish Vonna-Michell and plenty of others. Plenty of familiar faces, but quite a few I don't know that well. Or at all.
So, the premise: Youth. No big surprise, seeing as the art world is gearing it's attention to people just out of, or still in, grad school. The three curators have asked 150 informants from all over the world to supply them with fresh, local meat. I put forth three names, one of them made it to the show. The rest will be featured in an artist directory with 498 others. I'm curious to see what the directory will look like. Charley's special Berlin Biennial edition a few years ago could potentially compare to the megacatalog of young artists. The three curators compiled a page about each artist they had considered for the biennial, whether it be a press release or a crappy jpeg.

The triennial will hopefully turn their eye to older than God for the next show. Or something. The show is up until the first week of July. Good luck.


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