Twenty years is an eternity in design. Case in point: designers use completely different technologies in their work— and daily lives — than we did in 1993. And without a doubt, our aesthetic sensibilities have changed. Yet, the art of that year seems strikingly current.
NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star is as broad as its mandate: to feature only art made and exhibited in NYC in 1993. The New Museum exhibition fills five floors and a neighboring studio (231) with every imaginable media available in 1993 (computers were around by then, and so was their attendant art).
To name just a few of the items that can be found in the extensive bowels of the New Museum: a stuffed goat, a naked nuclear family, seven female busts made of chocolate, seven made of soap, three Plexiglas panels covered in jellyfish, a Bronx living room turned crime scene,... keep reading