New Museum

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Here we are, it’s June — exam time. A prompt from the art history final: “Discuss an example of a ‘history painting’ that depicted current events. What would ‘history painting’ look like in the present?”

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One thing that is immediately apparent in Al-Ugh-Ories, Nicole Eisenman’s show at the New Museum, is her streak of resistance.

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Museums

The Dicks We Grope to Get Ahead

by Daniel Larkin on June 13, 2016

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A rock-climbing wall is covered with penises at the New Museum.

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MuseumsWeekend

A Truly Great Artist

by John Yau on June 5, 2016

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At once compassionate and angry, empathetic and satirical, tender and tough, Nicole Eisenman is a storyteller, portraitist, social chronicler, allegorist, fantasist, utopian dreamer and history painter, to name just a handful of her many artistic identities.

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Artist advocacy group Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) is calling for the New Museum to receive certification to ensure all its artists earn fair pay as the building plans for expansion, funded by an ongoing $80 million capital campaign.

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“THE FUTURE IS NOW,” reads the header from the online bill for Versions: The Creative Landscape of Virtual Reality, a conference held earlier this month at the New Museum, co-presented by NEW INC and Kill Screen.

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Anri Sala,

The lingering trauma of repression and the heady, disconcerting repercussions of freedom are tendrils that wend their way throughout Sala’s refined, giddy, somber body of work.

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EssaysWeekend

The Pursuit of Art, 2015

by Thomas Micchelli on December 26, 2015

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2015 was the Year of the Whitney.

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Articles

Best of 2015: Our Top 20 NYC Art Shows

by Hyperallergic on December 15, 2015

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Occasionally, we are forced to venture beyond Brooklyn to see art.

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The title of Jim Shaw’s current retrospective at the New Museum, The End is Here, comes from the title of his first zine made in 1978, displayed in a vitrine on the first floor of the exhibition.

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