2018 Triennial: Songs for Sabotage @ New Museum
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – May 27 @ 6:00 pm

 2018 Triennial: Songs for sabotage

Lobby Gallery, Second, Third, and Fourth Floors


Manolis D. Lemos: dusk and dawn look just the same riot tourism 2017/ Mixed media installation


Songs for Sabotage brings together works by 26 artists, artist groups, and collectives from 19 countries, the majority of whom are exhibiting in the United States for the first time. The exhibition questions how individuals and collectives might effectively address the relationship of images and culture to the forces that structure our society. Together, these artists propose a kind of propaganda, engaging with new and traditional media to reveal the built systems that construct our reality, images, and truths.

These artists are further connected by both their deep engagements with the specificity of local context and a critical examination—and embrace—of the internationalism that links them. Their works range widely in medium and form, including painted allegories for the administration of power, sculptural proposals to renew (and destroy) monuments, and cinematic works that engage the modes of propaganda that influence us more and more each day. Viewed in ensemble, these works provide models for reflecting upon and working against a system that seems doomed to failure.

Songs for Sabotage is curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Curator, and Alex Gartenfeld, founding Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, with Francesca Altamura, Curatorial Assistant.


General Info:

Opening: 13/02/2018 at 11:00

Duration: 13/02/2018 – 27/05/2018

Gallery Opening hours:

Tuesday & Wednesday: 11:00 – 18:00

Thursday: 11:00 – 21:00

Friday – Sunday: 11:00 – 18:00

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New Museum

Address: 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002, USA 

Lobby Gallery, Second, Third, and Fourth Floors

Tel: 877.500.1932