Several SVA alumni and faculty members are part of the New Museum’s latest exhibition, “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” its subtitle taken from the Sonic Youth album recorded in the same year that this show examines. On view through May 26, “NYC 1993” was conceived as a time capsule, an attempt to capture a precise moment at the intersection of pop culture, art, and politics, and includes works by Suzanne McClelland (MFA 1989 Fine Arts), Elizabeth Peyton (BFA 1987 Fine Arts), Lorna Simpson (BFA 1982 Photography), and Gary Simmons, a faculty member in both the MFA Art Practice and BFA Fine Arts departments.
From the New Museum website: “The social and economic landscape of the early ’90s was a cultural turning point both nationally and globally. Conflict in Europe, attempts at peace in the Middle East, the AIDS crisis, national debates on health care, gun control, and gay rights, and caustic partisan politics were both the background and source material for a number of younger artists who first came to prominence in 1993. This exhibition brings together a range of iconic and lesser-known artworks that serve as both artifacts from a pivotal moment in the New York art world and as key markers in the cultural history of the city.”
For more information, including the full list of participating artists and images of the exhibition, visit the New Museum website.