2018 Triennial: Songs for Sabotage

Feb 13 - May 27, 2018

Exhibition Overview

dusk and dawn look just the same (riot tourism)

Songs for Sabotage, the fourth New Museum Triennial, questions how individuals and collectives around the world might effectively address the connection of images and culture to the forces that structure our society.

Together, the artists in Songs for Sabotage propose a kind of propaganda, engaging with new and traditional media in order to reveal the built systems that construct our reality, images, and truths. The exhibition amounts to a call for action, an active engagement, and an interference in political and social structures, and will bring together works across mediums by approximately thirty artists from nineteen countries, the majority of whom are exhibiting in the United States for the first time.

(Photo: Manolis D. Lemos, dusk and dawn look just the same (riot tourism), 2017 (still). Mixed media installation, video, and score by Julien Perez; installation: dimensions variable; video: 3 min. Courtesy the artist and CAN Christina Androulidaki Gallery, Athens)

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