Ready or not, the New Museum's Triennial is upon us, enveloping downtown with its signature heady mix of art-world intrigue and tension.
Competition. Inclusion anxiety. Exposure. Pageantry. Who invented "bi's slash tri's" anyway?
On the eve of the New Museum's 2015 Triennial exhibition, Surround Audience, thank Goddess we have Casey Jane Ellison to break down what it all means in this episode of her all-female art talk show, Touching the Art. After surviving a "moon blood" attack by a disgruntled Pagan artist at Art Basel, Ellison is back in the art game, looking for "a man—or a closeted man—to replace my parents as patrons," and ready to wax inquisitive about the nature of art spectacle and inclusion.
Helping her parse the hot-button issues are fellow participating Triennial artist Juliana Huxtable, art collector extraordinaire and New Museum trustee Shelley Fox Aarons, and in a tough-love-dispensing turn, the artist/ Seagull VIP K8 Hardy, who notes that "to be an artist is incredible downwardly mobile".
Feel your art fatigue recede and let the clarity wash over you as these ladies break down the who, what and whys of Triennial season.
Contributing Editor Molly for SEAGULL