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“TRIGGER: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon”

January 19

$18.00

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This exhibit 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.

The New Museum has been committed to urgent ideas since its inception, devoting many exhibitions and programs over the years to issues of representation with regard to gender and sexuality: “Extended Sensibilities” (1982), “Difference” (1984–85), “HOMO VIDEO” (1986–87), and “Bad Girls” (1994) are just four notable examples. Following in this tradition, “Trigger” extends the conversation around identity, considering how even a fluid conception of gender is marked by ongoing negotiations of power and cannot be understood outside its complex intersections with race, class, sexuality, and disability. The exhibition’s title, “Trigger,” takes into account that word’s range of meanings, variously problematic and potent; the term evokes both traumatic recall and mechanisms that, set into motion, are capable of igniting radical change.

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Date:
January 19
Cost:
$18.00
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Website:
https://www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/trigger-gender-as-a-tool-and-as-a-weapon

Venue

New Museum
235 Bowery New York, NY 10002
Phone:
212.219.1222
Website:
newmuseum.org/visit