Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Gary Carrion-Murayari, Jenny Moore, and Margot Norton, the show NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star is conceived as a time capsule and a collective memory experiment that seeks to rescue the social phenomena that prevailed in 1993 and served as a framework for referecial point of intersection between art, pop culture and politics. The social and economic landscape in the early years of the 1990s represented a watershed in the US culture and the rest of the world: the conflicts in Europe, attacks on peace in the Middle East, the HIV crisis, control weapons and gay rights, among others, were raw material for the work of young artists who were producing in New York in 1993, and currently constitute a landmark in the cultural history of the city, considered as major international artistic epicenters. The tour includes works by atistas as Matthew Barney, Art Club 2000, Nan Goldin, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, John Miller, Annie Leibovitz, Glenn Ligon, Sarah Lucas, Mike Kelley, Ann Hamilton, Gabriel Orozco, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, Rirkrit Tiravanija y Andrea Zittel, among others.
NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star takes its name from the eponymous album of the New York band Sonic Youth, recorded in that year and known to reflect the complex exchanges between the mainstream and underground culture, which ended up defining art that time. The curatorship is planned to define historical development of art in 1990, but to explore the interests of a group of artists united under one banner and conceptual theme.
Source and images: New Museum