NEW ORK, NY.-
The New Museum presents "In and Out of Context: REDUX," the third and final stage of the "Museum as Hub: In and Out of Context," exhibition on view through July 25, 2010. For this final stage, artists Ayreen Anastas, Julieta Aranda, and Rene Gabri will present an evolving series of works, publications, events, and discussions to explore the museum as a site of exchange and catalyst for experimentation.
Through individual and collective works, Anastas and Gabri's project, "Project for a Revolution in New York", or "How to arrest a Hurricane" explores art's potential place in economic, national, and urban struggles by activating a pool of collaborators to develop a series of works, events, occurrences, and interventions within the museum and in the city. Opportunities for exchange and participation begin with the April 15 event, "Potentials for Collective Research and Action: Activism, Analysis and Aesthetics at a Crossroads," organized by Programs for Research and Outreach (PRO) in association with Anastas and Gabri. Julieta Aranda's project, "All the memory of the world" (We can remember it for you), consists of several newly commissioned sculptures, a wall installation that will develop over a three month period, a publication, screening, and discussions that exposes "declarative memory," a kind of representation of the past that requires articulation. For Aranda, such articulations are part of a mnemonic process in which we seek to track the truth and our witnessing of ita type of memory that is contested but for which we become accountable.
As a project that thrives on its own evolution, "In and Out of Context: REDUX" invites repeated visits by the public. Details of scheduled events, discussions, and opportunities for participation are outlined at http://www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/424/museum_as_hub_in_and_out_of_context_redux