“NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star”, an exhibition that serves as a collective time capsule, fills the New Museum on Bowery from top to bottom.
If you start on the rooftop, and work your way down, the first encounter on the fifth floor is a set of 12 TV boxes (each dedicated to a different month) that spin through the events of each day of the year. The facts that emerge range from the mundane to the well known and gradually provide a surprisingly compelling portrait of 1993. *1993 Timeline / by This Is Our Work - text - Claire Lehman
The social and economic landscape of the early ’90s was a national and global cultural turning point, with issues of - European conflict / Gay rights / gun control / peace in the Middle East / AIDS all prevalent.
'The exhibition takes the form of a kind of vertical cross section of artistic production in New York City—capturing both the familiar and the forgotten, and bringing together individuals who may have originally inhabited radically different positions.'
As exclaimed by The Huffington Post:
'Essentially a time capsule chock full of art relics from exactly 20 years ago, but what a year! Cindy Sherman's portraits, Matthew Barney's video art, and Felix Gonzales-Torres' ceiling-to-floor installation'
Visit 1993 this weekend!
The show runs from 02/13/13 - 05/26/13 @ The New Museum, 235 Bowery