The New Museum Triennial 2012
(February 15, 2012) It may still be winter, but the New York art scene is definitely not in hibernation. Everyone is waiting in anticipation of New York Armory week, and the Whitney Biennial, but you don't have to wait until March for the opportunity to discover new artists. The 2012 New Museum Triennial, The Ungovernables, is on view today through April 22, and features thirty-four artists, artist groups, and temporary collectives from around the world.
Inspired by the concept of “ungovernability,” the title of this exhibition is meant to suggest both anarchic and organized resistance and a dark humor about the limitations and potentials of this generation, the successors of the independence and revolutionary movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Works included explore impermanence and an engagement with the present and future. Many are provisional, site-specific, and performative reflecting an attitude of possibility and resourcefulness. The Ungovernables is curated by Eungie Joo, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Programs at the New Museum.
With over fifty participants from all over the world, we’ve done some research to select our COMPANY Picks to share with you:
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (b. 1977 London. Lives and works in London)
Cinthia Marcelle (b. 1974, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Lives and works in Belo Horizonte)
Minam Apang (b. 1980, Naharlagun, India. Lives and works in Mumbai)
José Antonio Vega Macotela (b. 1980, México City. Lives and works in Amsterdam and México City)
Jonathas de Andrade (b. 1982, Maceió, Brazil. Lives and works in Recife)
Rita Ponce de Leon (b. 1982, Lima. Lives and works in Mexico City)
Keep an eye out for upcoming COMPANY Picks for the Armory and the Whitney Biennial.