The bottom line of this post is that the New Museum is cool, and you should go there if you love modern art. Last night solifestyle was invited to the opening of The Ungovernables, a triennial exhibition that presents work by young artists from around the world, some of which have never shown their work to the public before.
The exhibition is curated by Eungie Joo, Keith Haring (Director and Curator of Education and Public Programs) and Ryan Inouye (Curatorial Assistant). The art was amazingly dynamic, from a functioning tequila distillery, to a gigantic, 30 foot tall concrete sculpture that looked like it popped out of a Hayao Miyazaki movie, there was something of interest to just about anyone. Some of the work was interactive, like the floating Persian carpet people were lounging on, which is always fun. Check out some of our favorite pieces from the exhibit, and be sure to see The Ungovernables in person because it is truly awesome and inspiring.
The Ungovernables at the New Museum
Through April 22, 2012
235 Bowery, NYC
Adrián Villar Rojas
WE THE PEOPLE by Danh Võ
From notebooks of a drummer in a joy division 2008 by Cevdet Erek
PrayWay by Slavs and Tartars
Untitled 19 by Julia Dault
Eavesdropping by Amalia Pica
An Afternoon on Wednesday by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
TVC Communism by The Propeller Group
Material for a sculpture representing a monument erected in the spirit of defiance of a larger power
Act I: Swearing in Whispers by CAMP
foreground Habemus Gasoline by Jose Antonio Vega Macotela