15. Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon at New Museum
The New Museum, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, continues to explore gender’s place “in contemporary art and culture at a moment of political upheaval and renewed culture wars” in the exhibition Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon. The exhibit will feature more than 40 artists working in a variety of mediums and genres, from film, video and performance to painting, sculpture, craft and photography. Commissioned performances will include a three-part musical by Morgan Bassichis, live music organized by Simone Leigh, a series of performance-lectures on masculinity by Gregg Bordowitz, and a special three-episode reunion of The Dyke Division’s Room for Cream, the live lesbian soap opera presented at La MaMa theater in New York from 2008 to 2010.
Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon is curated by Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement, with Natalie Bell, Assistant Curator, and Sara O’Keeffe, Assistant Curator. It will be on view at The New Museum, 235 Bowery, until January 21, 2018.