Winter is finally starting to wind down, allowing Nu Hotel to look forward to our favorite things: new things. We’re looking forward to new weather, new attitudes, new outfits and new exhibits at our favorite museums. Not to overplay our obsession with this namesake and passion, but one of our favorite places to experience art does just happen to be the New Museum!
We’re going to take a look at some of the upcoming spring and summer exhibitions at New Museum.
Albert Oehlen: Home and Garden
The newest Albert Oehlen exhibit, entitled Home and Garden will feature work by the German artist whose paintings and drawings have spanned a wide range of styles and moods throughout his long career. This specific exhibit will feature some of Oehlen’s earlier works, including his computer paintings, which hold an element of black and white chaos that’s quite soothing in some intangible way.
Some of the artist’s later works, which will also be present in the exhibit, features more bold shapes and colors while still maintaining the same sensitive scribble that seems to work as his signature. The exhibit will run from June 10th through September 6th, 2015.
Sarah Charlesworth: Double World
Sarah Charlesworth claims a place in the wave of photographers over the past 30 or so years who have used the revolutionary medium to explore the nature of visual identity throughout society. The focus of her exhibition at New Museum will be a series from 1980 entitled Stills.
The collection of sizable works consists of photographs of press clippings showing people falling off buildings. This series has been around for quite a while, and according to the New Museum website it will “mark the first time the series will be seen in New York since 1980.” The exhibit will run from June 24th-September 20th, 2015.
2015 Triennial: Surround Audience
As described on the New Museum’s website, “A signature initiative of the New Museum, the Triennial is the only recurring international exhibition in New York City devoted to early-career artists from around the world.” This year’s installment, Surround Audience, will draw work from 51 artists from around the world.
Organizers Lauren Cornell and Ryan Trecartin have created this year’s theme based on a fascination with social and spiritual culture in the wave of the digital boom. With such an ambitious direction, we expect nothing but excellence from this exhibition, which is set to run from February 25th to May 24th, 2015.
Nu Hotel Brooklyn, standing as one of the premier Brooklyn art hotels, sits just a short trip away from the New Museum via subway.