New Museum

“Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon”
September 27, 2017–January 21, 2018
Second, Third, and Fourth Floors


Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Darkroom Mirror (0X5A1531), 2017. Archival pigment print, 51 × 34 in (129.5 × 86.4 cm). Courtesy the artist and Yancey Richardson, New York


“Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon” investigates gender’s place in contemporary art and culture at a moment of political upheaval and renewed culture wars. The exhibition features an intergenerational group of artists who explore gender beyond the binary to usher in more fluid and inclusive expressions of identity.

“Kahlil Joseph: Shadow Play”
September 27, 2017–January 7, 2018
South Galleries, Ground Floor



Kahlil Joseph, Fly Paper, 2017 (still). HD video installation, sound. Courtesy the artist


In his captivating short films, Los Angeles–based artist and filmmaker Kahlil Joseph conjures the vibrant and impressionistic quality of dreams through a kaleidoscope of quotidian scenes and intimate moments.

“Petrit Halilaj: RU”
September 27, 2017–January 7, 2018
South Galleries, Ground Floor


Petrit Halilaj, Si Okarina e Runikut, 2014 (detail). Installation view: “Yes but the sea is attached to the Earth and it never floats around in space. The stars would turn off and what about my planet?,” kamel mennour, Paris. © Petrit Halilaj. Courtesy the artist; kamel mennour, Paris/London; and ChertLüdde, Berlin. Photo: Fabrice Seixas and archives kamel mennour”


In his work, Petrit Halilaj (b. 1986, Kostërrc, Skenderaj-Kosovo) often departs from his own biography and makes use of exhibition processes to alter the course of private and collective histories.


“Helen Johnson: Ends”
September 13, 2017–January 14, 2018
Lobby Gallery, Ground Floor


Helen Johnson, Bad debt, 2016 (detail). Acrylic on canvas, 149 5/8 × 126 in (380 × 320 cm). Courtesy the artist and Pilar Corrias Gallery, London; Château Shatto, Los Angeles; Sutton Gallery, Melbourne. Copyright the artist. Photo: Mark Blower


For over a decade, Helen Johnson (b. 1979, Melbourne, Australia) has used painting as a tool to investigate issues around the legacy of colonialism, the construction of national identity, personal history, and contemporary politics in her native Australia.



“Alex Da Corte: Harvest Moon”
September 27, 2017–January 7, 2018
Storefront Window, Ground Floor



Alex Da Corte, Fall 2020. Digital image, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Maccarone Gallery, New York and Los Angeles


Philadelphia-based artist Alex Da Corte (b. 1980, Camden, NJ) will create a new work for the inaugural installation in the storefront window of the New Museum’s 231 Bowery building. Da Corte’s project will be the first in a new series paying homage to the window installations that the New Museum mounted in the 1980s, which included now-legendary projects by Jeff Koons (“The New,” 1980), David Hammons (“Rented Earth,” 1980), Linda Montano (“Seven Years of Living Art,” 1984–91), and Bruce Nauman (“No, No, No, No!,” 1987).

235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002




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