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'Greater New York' artist list (finally) announced


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MoMA PS1 has announced the artist list for the fourth edition of its signature program Greater New York. This year’s exhibition is curated by Peter Eleey, Curator and Associate Director of Exhibitions and Programs, MoMA PS1; Douglas Crimp, Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History at the University of Rochester; Thomas J. Lax, Associate Curator of Media and Performance Art, The Museum of Modern Art; and Mia Locks, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1.

While Greater New York has traditionally showcased promising emerging artists working in the New York area, PS1 has apparently scrapped that rubric and will depart “from the show’s traditional focus on youth, instead examining points of connection and tension between our desire for the new and nostalgia for that which it displaces.” What exactly that means remains to be seen, but it reads as an excuse for the curators to do less leg work discovering emerging artists and put all of their favorites into a greatest hits hodgepodge. I’m only vaguely familiar with the curatorial work of Crimp, Eleey, Lax, and Locks, but it seems fairly obvious who picked which artists. (It also seems exceedingly obvious that there wasn’t a senior woman on the curatorial staff.)

My first impression is that there are a lot of great artists on the list, but that the show might be a clusterfuck without a unifying thesis streamlining these curators’ selections. Also, the inclusion of fashion labels like Eckhaus Latta and Slow and Steady Wins the Race seems like an embarrassing overreach to the cool kids, but what can you expect from an institution run by Klaus Biesenbach?

Your thoughts? The full press release from MoMA PS1 here.

Charlie Ahearn (b. 1951)+
John Ahearn (b. 1951)
Chantal Akerman (b. 1950)+
Sam Anderson (b. 1982)
Richard Artschwager (1923-2013)
Robert Ashley (1930-2014)*
Charles Atlas (b. 1949)
Lutz Bacher (born in the USA)
Fia Backström (b. 1970)
Alvin Baltrop (1948-2004)
Rina Banerjee (b. 1963)
Morgan Bassichis (b. 1983)*
Kevin Beasley (b. 1985)
Gina Beavers (b. 1974)
Gelsey Bell (b. 1982)*
Michael Bell-Smith (b. 1978)
Sadie Benning (b. 1973)
Huma Bhabha (b. 1962)
Dara Birnbaum (b. 1946)+
Mel Bochner (b. 1940) and Robert Moskowitz (b. 1935)+
Lizzie Borden (b. 1958)+
Robert Bordo (b. 1949)
Gregg Bordowitz (b. 1964)+
Liene Bosquê (b. 1980)
Amy Brener (b. 1982)
Ben Thorp Brown (b. 1983)
Rudy Burckhardt (1914-1999)+
Harry Burke (b. 1990)*
Scott Burton (1939-1989)
Abigail Child (b. 1948)+
Susan Cianciolo (b. 1969)
Shirley Clarke (1919-1997)+
Todd Colby (b. 1962)*
Roy Colmer (1935-2014)
Sara Cwynar (b. 1985)
Mira Dancy (b. 1979)
Jaime Davidovich (b. 1936)+
Jimmy DeSana (1950-1990)
Vivienne Dick (b. 1950)+
Andrew Durbin (b. 1989)*
Diego Echeverría (b. 1946)+
Terry Fox (1958-1981)+
Su Friedrich (b. 1954)+
Eckhaus Latta (founded 2011)
Mary Beth Edelson (b. 1933)
Gregory Edwards (b. 1981)
Joy Episalla (b. 1960)
Loretta Fahrenholz (b. 1981)
Ben Fama (b.1982)*
fierce pussy (founded 1991)
John Finneran (b. 1979)
Henry Flynt (b. 1940)
Jeffrey Gibson (b. 1972)
John Giorno (b. 1936)*
Ignacio González-Lang (b. 1975)
William Greaves (1926-2014)+
Jonah Groeneboer (b. 1978)*
Red Grooms (b. 1937)
David Grubbs (b. 1967)*
David Hammons (b. 1943)
Fanny Howe (b. 1940)*
Katherine Hubbard (b. 1981)
Peter Hutton (b. 1944)+
Elizabeth Jaeger (b. 1988)
Ken Jacobs (b. 1933)+
Paolo Javier (b. 1974)*
Joan Jonas (b. 1936)+
Jamian Juliano-Villani (b. 1987)
Angie Keefer (b. 1977)
Devin Kenny (b. 1987)
Eli Keszler (b. 1983)*
Christine Sun Kim (b. 1980)
KIOSK (founded 2005)
Manfred Kirchheimer (b. 1931)+
Ajay Kurian (b. 1984)
Robert Kushner (b. 1949)
M. Lamar (b. 1984)*
Louise Lawler (b. 1947)
Deana Lawson (b. 1979)
Sophia Le Fraga (b. 1990)*
Barry Le Va (b. 1941)
Okkyung Lee (b. 1975)*
Simone Leigh (b. 1968)
Zoe Leonard (b. 1961) and Nancy Brooks Brody (b. 1962)+
Glenn Ligon (b. 1960)
Tan Lin (b. 1957)*
Eric Mack (b. 1987)
Tony Matelli (b. 1971)
Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978)
Lionel Maunz (b. 1976)
Park McArthur (b. 1984)
Adam McEwen (b. 1965)
Marie Menken (1909-1970)+
Wardell Milan (b. 1978)
Ieva Misevičiūtė (b. 1982)*
Rashaun Mitchell (b. 1978) and Silas Riener (b. 1983)*
Yoshiaki Mochizuki (b. 1961)
Donald Moffett (b. 1955)
James Nares (b. 1953)
Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts - New York (founded 2011)
Raul de Nieves (b. 1983)
Véréna Paravel (b. 1971) and J.P. Sniadecki (b. 1979)+
Morgan Parker (b. 1987)*
Rebecca Patek (b. 1980)*
Sondra Perry (b. 1986)
Pharmakon (b. 1990)*
Howardena Pindell (b. 1943)
Seth Price (b. 1973)
Yvonne Rainer (b. 1934)+
Will Rawls (b. 1978)*
Nick Relph (b. 1979)
Joyce Robins (b. 1944)
Bunny Rogers (b. 1990)*
Ugo Rondinone (b. 1964)
Cameron Rowland (b. 1988)
Jen Rosenblit (b. 1983)*
Peter Saul (b. 1934)
Collier Schorr (b. 1963)
Nancy Shaver (b. 1946)
Judith Shea (b. 1948)
Gedi Sibony (b. 1973)
Hayley Silverman (b. 1986)
Charles Simonds (b. 1970)+
Lorna Simpson (b. 1960)
Rosalind Fox Solomon (b. 1930)
Jack Smith (1932-1989)+
Kiki Smith (b. 1954)
Greg Parma Smith (b. 1983)
Slow and Steady Wins the Race (founded 2001)
Nelson Sullivan (1948-1989)
Sergei Tcherepnin (b. 1981)
Third World Newsreel (founded 1967)+
Stewart Uoo (b. 1985)
Stefanie Victor (b. 1982)
William Villalongo (b. 1975)
Keith Fullerton Whitman (b. 1973)*
Sue Williams (b. 1954)
Lebbeus Woods (1940-2012)
Nathan Donavon Wooley (b. 1974)*
Geo Wyeth (b. 1984)*
Carrie Yamaoka (b. 1957)
C. Spencer Yeh (b. 1975)*


#2

+Sixto Fiugueroa, Flavia Rodriguez


#3

This seems to me like the good old art world dynamics: too much ego and politics, not enough art.