"NYC 1993" looks at art made and exhibited in New York over the course of one year, providing a synchronic panorama in which established artists and emerging figures of the time are presented alongside the work of authors whose influence has since faded from the discussion. Centering on the year 1993, "NYC 1993" is conceived as an experiment in collective memory that captures a specific moment at the intersection of art, pop culture and politics. The book draws its subtitle from the eponymous album that Sonic Youth recorded in 1993 and exemplifies exchange between mainstream and underground culture across disciplines, which came to define the art of the era. The exhibition included historical reconstructions of important installations and exhibitions from 1993, while other works were revisited and reinterpreted from the vantage point of today--highlighting the ways in which certain actions, events, attitudes and emotions reverberate toward the present.
New Museum of Contemporary Art, The
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