Ryan Trecartin and adjunct New Museum curator Lauren Cornell are curating the New Museum’s third Generational Triennial, which focuses exclusively on the work of emerging artists from around the world. Cornell was part of the curatorial team for the first triennial, ‘Younger Than Jesus’, that included an installation by Trecartin, and the 2015 event will be the artist’s first project as curator.
Above: excerpt from Ryan Trecartin’s Re’Search Wait’S, which featured in the first Generational Triennial in 2009
Curator Massimiliano Gioni (right) with artist Maurizio Cattelan
New Museum Associate Director and Fondazione Nicola Trussardi Artistic Director Massimiliano Gioni has been announced as the Director of next year’s Venice Biennale. Gioni is a former Director of the Gwangju Biennale and in 2006 curated ‘Of Mice and Men’, the fourth Berlin Biennale. His recent shows include ‘Carsten Höller: Experience’ and ‘Ostalgia’, both at the New Museum.
At just 38 years old he is the youngest person to be appointed to the position in over 110 years.
Matthew Hopkins, still from ‘Hypnagogic Reconstruction #1 HEAD’, 2010-2011
To coincide with his current exhibition Heads, Matthew Hopkins is performing with musical collaborator Jonathan Hochman on April 2 at Gallery 9, Sydney. Their synthesizer drenched industrial sound-scapes will serve as an accompaniment to Hopkins’ new video/sound piece Hypnagogic Reconstruction #1 HEAD. The artist’s still (above) made Leg of Lamb think of DWARR’s ‘Screams of Terror’ video. Freaky.
Hopkins is a busy man. His band, Naked on the Vague, will be playing at the New Museum, New York, as part of the George Condo retrospective on April 14th.