“Surround Audience” at the New Museum

February 27, 2015 | Bucky Turco

On Wednesdays, or ages ago in internet time, the New Museum opened its third triennial, featuring 51 mostly young artists from 25 countries. Entitled “Surround Audience,” the exhibition is comprised of painting, performance, sculpture, installation, and new media selected by the museum’s own curator, Lauren Cornell.
Here’s how they explain the show:

Surround Audience” explores the effects of an increasingly connected world both on our sense of self and identity as well as on art’s form and larger social role. The exhibition looks at our immediate present, a time when culture has become more porous and encompassing and new considerations about art’s role and potential are surfacing. Artists are responding to these evolving conditions in a number of ways, from calculated appropriations to critical interrogations to surreal or poetic statements.

As important as all that sounds and as much you want to hear more high falutin explanations about the art and how it’s supposed to make you feel, the photos from the show speak volumes, so check them out in the gallery above.

(Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)