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Fashion Moda

New Museum

The series of three group shows, collectively entitled “Events,” that The New Museum is staging this winter—of which Fashion Moda’s is the first—raises at least two interesting problems that may or may not be related. The first is about the liveliness, and continuing viability, of well-established alternative spaces. The second concerns the more wide-ranging issue of curatorial responsibility; the meaning of certain kinds of display.

To quote from the press release: “The New Museum has invited Fashion Moda, Taller Boricua, and Collaborative Projects, three New York based independent artists organizations to each select, organize, and install an installation/exhibition at the Museum. . . . Events is the first exhibition at The New Museum completely organized and installed by artists groups. Each group will take over and transform the Museum’s space according to its own character and esthetic

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