Thursday, April 23, 2009
Younger Than Jesus at New Museum
This is one of the better art shows I've seen in a long time, especially large group shows/retros. What is especially impressive is how the show actually captures a generational range and spirit among people age 25-33 (rough estimate of artists' ages in show). While the work is not overladen with computer-based art, there is also a pervasive sense of how Web 2.0 in particular is changing the way we think about art as a social activity/product. And, as Jerry Saltz suggests, how an emergent generation of artists are the vanguard of a new affective culture.