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New Museum Triennial aims to deliver a message for our times

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The New Museum Triennial has previously billed itself as a predictive rather than retrospective exhibition of contemporary art. However, for the fourth edition, titled Songs for Sabotage, the co-curators Gary Carrion-Murayari and Alex Gartenfeld are aiming to emphasise the present. As Carrion-Murayari explains: “The artists we find most compelling at this moment are the artists who are trying to confront issues that resonate with us now.” – reported The Art Newspaper.

To that end, the 26 artists in the New York exhibition are producing works in a variety of media with a pressing sense of urgency. “Every artist we picked has a certain degree of political and social engagement,” Carrion-Murayari says.

This is at once local and international. The US artist Violet Dennison, for instance, will cover a wall with dying seagrasses pulled from the beaches of Miami, Florida, as a commentary on global industrial production and its impact on the world’s oceans.

Read more at theartnewspaper.com

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