Jack Whitten

New Museum

February 13 – May 30, 2013

Fifth Gestalt (The Coal Miner) (1993)
Sumi ink and acrylic on canvas
44h x 44w in (111.76h x 111.76w cm)

Sixth Gestalt (The Seamstress) (1993)
Sumi ink and acrylic on canvas
44h x 44w in (111.76h x 111.76w cm)

Press Release

NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star
New Museum, New York, NY

Featuring the work of Jack Whitten, the New Museum presents one of the first survey exhibitions on the art of the 1990s. Centering on the year 1993—and presenting works made, exhibited, or produced in New York City twenty years ago—the exhibition is conceived as a time capsule: an experiment in collective memory that attempts to capture a specific moment at the intersection of art, pop culture, and politics. NYC 1993 provides 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.