Ida Ekblad Participates in 'The Generational: Younger Than Jesus', an exhibition at the New Museum in New York through June 14th.
Ida Ekblad had been invited to exhibit within 'Younger Than Jesus' the first edition of The Generational, a new triennial established by the New Museum exploring the work of artists born after 1976 and examining the visual culture of a generation that so far has been only described by their habits of consumption. The triennial will fill the entire New Museum's building with approximately 145 works by 50 artists, among them Cory Arcangel, Tauba Auerbach, Cao Fei, Ryan Gander, Cao Fei and Patricia Esquivias – all of whom are under the age of thirty-three. Organised by Lauren Cornell, Director of Rhizome and New Museum Adjunct Curator; Massimiliano Gioni, Director of Special Exhibitions, New Museum; and Laura Hoptman, Kraus Family Senior Curator, New Museum, 'Younger Than Jesus' takes it's shape through an open curatorial model in which more than 150 contributors from around the world recommended artists for the exhibition.
'The New Museum has always been a platform for the new,' comments Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director. 'We have given important early exposure to artists at the beginning of their careers, from Keith Haring to Adrian Piper, and Ana Mendieta to Jeff Koons - artists who subsequently changed the course of art. 'Younger Than Jesus' continues the New Museum's tradition and mission of showing the art of tomorrow today.
Ida Ekblad's participation within 'The Generational: Younger Than Jesus' is supported with a generous grant from OCA's International Support Programme.
Within 'The Generational: Younger Than Jesus', Ida Ekblad will exhibit the work Untitled (M) (2008), which consists of eight connected works produced with ink and chlorine on hand-dyed watercolour paper. She will also present works from the series On Other, in which she re-photographs ethnographical an anthropological images, overwriting them with slogans such as 'rainbow children' and 'tolerance'. On Other reflects Ekblad's engagement with and references to popular culture, often in the form of iconic images from mass media, as in Political Song for Jessica Simpson (2006), in which the artist glues a chewed piece of gum to a image of pop singer Jessica Simpson.
When: Through June 14th
Where: The New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York