March 22, 2008 - New Museum - Spring Exhibitions
March 22, 2008

Spring Exhibitions

Steven Shearer, Bubbles, 2004.
Crayon on paper.
Collection Barbara and Franco Noero, Turin.

Spring Exhibitions

235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
212.219.1222

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SANAA: WORKS 1998-2008 MARCH 28 THROUGH JUNE 15
The highly regarded firm Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA, designers of the New Museum’s recently opened building on the Bowery, are the subjects of this exhibition exploring present commissions and projects spanning the last decade, a highly productive period when their projects like the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa; the Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art; and the new New Museum in New York won them considerable critical acclaim and public recognition. The exhibition will take the form of an environment rather than a traditional exhibition, exploiting and further exploring Sejima and Nishizawa’s vision of the Museum lobby as, in their words, “a kind of constantly animated public-private living room where visitors can look, eat, read, shop, discover, and reflect among new art and new ideas.” The exhibition is a collaboration between the New Museum’s Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director and Karen Wong, Director of External Affairs, and SANAA.

TOMMA ABTS APRIL 9 THROUGH JUNE 29
London-based artist Tomma Abts creates paintings that confound expectation. Small, severe, and abstract, Abts’ work is an antidote to the florid figuration that has dominated the contemporary painting discourse for the last decade. As one of the leaders of a resurgent abstract vocabulary, she has found a language that is not merely abstract, but also absolutist and visionary. This is the first major U.S. solo exhibition of paintings by Abts and includes fifteen paintings created over the past ten years. The exhibition is curated by Laura Hoptman, Kraus Family Senior Curator.

PAUL CHAN: THE 7 LIGHTS APRIL 9 THROUGH JUNE 29
This is the first major exhibition in America and the U.S. premiere of New York-based artist Paul Chan’s “The 7 Lights” (2005-2007), a series of large-scale digital projections and drawings that compose an hallucinated version of the seven days of creation. “The 7 Lights” series will be accompanied by other examples of Chan’s work, including new videos and sculptures. A specially conceived project will extend the show beyond the Museum’s walls, as Chan anonymously spreads thousands of posters throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. The exhibition is curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Director of Special Exhibitions.

DOUBLE ALBUM: DANIEL GUZMÁN AND STEVEN SHEARER APRIL 23 THROUGH JULY 6
“Double Album: Daniel Guzmán and Steven Shearer” brings together two artists—Daniel Guzmán, born in Mexico in 1964, and Steven Shearer, born in Canada, in 1968—who use an array of visual media to explore the overwhelmingly male world of rock ‘n’ roll and popular subcultures as a way to look inward at themselves. With both artists creating works across a variety of mediums, including sculpture, painting, photography, and video, “Double Album” allows for Guzmán’s and Shearer’s bodies of work to be explored independently, as well as in relation to each other’s practices. The exhibition is curated by the New Museum’s Chief Curator, Richard Flood.

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