Way better than an over-priced set-menu restaurant meal, I spent last night with my husband at the New Museum for the opening of the 2012 triennial: The Ungovernables.
The new show features thirty-four artists, artist groups, and temporary collectives—totaling over fifty participants—born between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s, many of whom have never before exhibited in the US.
The exhibition title, “The Ungovernables,” takes its inspiration from the concept of “ungovernability” and its transformation from a pejorative term used to describe unruly “natives” to a strategy of civil disobedience and self-determination. “The Ungovernables” is meant to suggest both anarchic and organized resistance and a dark humor about the limitations and potentials of this generation.
My favorite works included the video ”Jewel” by Hassan Khan, the Statue of Liberty inspired, pounded copper sculpture “WE THE PEOPLE” by DahnVõ and the massive crumbling clay sculpture by Adrián Villar Rojas.