Julia Dault, Untitled 17 (11:00 am – 4:00 pm, January 20, 2011), 2011, Plexiglas, Formica, Everlast boxing wraps, and string, 80 x 66 x 52".

New York

The Generational

New Museum
235 Bowery
February 15–April 22, 2012

Curated by Eungie Joo

Differentiated from its predecessor by a late-Foucault-meets-Cedar-Tavern title––“The Ungovernables”––this sophomore edition of the New Museum Triennial assembles a globe-spanning coterie of thirty-plus artists and collectives. One can expect to find a gamut of artistic approaches arrayed here––from Danh Vo’s diasporic flaneurism to Public Movement’s totalitarian charades to Abigail DeVille’s explosive decoupage. Additionally, Joo will introduce a number of long-gestating projects to the exhibition’s format, including residencies by Wu Tsang, Adrián Villar Rojas, and Shaina Anand. While remaining for the most part younger than Jesus, the identity- and community-based practitioners gathered in this installment seem poised to redirect a stream of vanguardist interest away from the last Generational’s digital playgrounds and toward a program of erudite investment in discourse-rich subject formations.