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"2015 Triennial: Surround Audience"
Since its 2009 inception, the New Museum's Triennial has been touted as a competitor of the Whitney Biennial, though it hasn't quite received the same level of media attention. That's just as well, since the Triennial to date has proven to be as rambling and inchoate as your typical Biennial. But the New Mu extravaganza departs from the Whitney's signature showcase for a number of reasons: It's smaller (because its Bowery home is smaller than the Whitney's MePa bastion); it's more international (since the New Mu, unlike the Whitney, doesn't have "American Art" in its name); it limits itself to artists who are roughly 35 and under. The Triennial is also organized around a theme. This year's edition gathers 51 artists from 25 countries under the vaguely threatening title, "Surround Audience," and is meant to conjure the omnipresent, 24/7 digital realm that defines our globalist world. It's not a new idea, and the work isn't all that different from the stuff featured in previous Triennials. But if nothing else, you can catch the rookie outings of some of the artists who'll become stars.
"The Hugo Boss Prize 2014: Paul Chan, Nonprojections for New Lovers"
The work of Paul Chan, this year's winner of The Hugo Boss Prize, is hard to characterize, but his multimedia installations all seem to share an haunted, enigmatic quality and a predilection for representing presence with absence. His piece here, for example, consists of a circular arrangement of running projectors that project nothing, while getting their power from worn shoes repurposed as electrical outlets.
"Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection"
MoMA is doing a total overhaul of its contemporary art galleries with a new installation of works in all mediums by 40 artists from around the world. Taken from the permanent collection, the offerings—some never exhibited before— were all made during the past 30 years, and reflect in different ways "the political, social, and cultural flux that have shaped the current global landscape."
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Best museums in New York
Whitney Museum of American Art
Like the Guggenheim, the Whitney Museum is set apart by its unique architecture
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Hang out in an Egyptian temple, gawk at period costumes and take pictures on the gorgeous rooftop garden
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Guggenheim Museum is as famous for its landmark building as it is for its impressive collection and daring temporary shows
The American Museum of Natural History
No matter which wing you wander through or where your curiosities lie, it’s hard to explore without being awestruck