Arts & Entertainment
Must-See Arts & Culture: Spring 2015
by nycgo.com staff, 03/03/2015
2015 Triennial: Surround Audience. Courtesy, New Museum, New York. Photo: Benoit Pailley
The New Museum is one of the City's premier contemporary art museums, housed within a building that draws attention on the Bowery for its facade resembling a towering stack of boxes. What's inside is pretty memorable too. The Triennial—the recurring exhibition that spotlights work by new and early career artists from around the world—is back with another edition. This time, work from 51 contemporary artists under 40 years old, many of whom have not been shown at a museum in the US, will be on display. On view until May 24th, the show studies the threats and freedoms faced in society today and features artists including Guan Xiao, Eva Kotátková and Nadim Abbas. Also in May is the Ideas City confab, which brings together hundreds of artists, organizations and planners to collaborate on initiatives for downtown. The three-day event (May 28–30) features performances, panel discussions, exhibitions and workshops all related to this year's theme, Invisible City.