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Pratchaya Phinthong featured at the New Museum Triennial

The 2012 New Museum Triennial, entitled The Ungovernables, features 34 artists, artist groups, and temporary collectives born between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s, many of whom have never before exhibited in the US. Set in the context of the recent Occupy movement and world wide revolts, the exhibition embraces the energy of today’s generation’s urgencies, presenting works that reject proscribed relationships to history and society.

Loving this picture. “The Ungovernables” is part of this week’s NYC-ARTS Top Five.


Opens Today, Feb 15:

The Ungovernables: New Museum 2012 Triennial
 curated by Eungie Joo

New Museum, 235 Bowery, NYC

Triennial will feature thirty-four artists, artist groups, and temporary collectives, totaling over fifty participants, born between the mid-1970s and mid- 1980s, many of whom have never before exhibited in the US. “The Ungovernables” is an exhibition about the urgencies of a generation who came of age after the independence and revolutionary movements of the 1960s and 1970s.

Through both materials and form, works included in “The Ungovernables” explore impermanence and an engagement with the present and future. Many of the works are provisional, site-specific, and performative reflecting an attitude of possibility and resourcefulness.

The exhibition title takes its inspiration from the concept of “ungovernability” and its transformation from a pejorative term used to describe unruly “natives” to a strategy of civil disobedience and self-determination embraced by the African National Congress in South Africa in 1986. “The Ungovernables” is meant to suggest both anarchic and organized resistance and a dark humor about the limitations and potentials of this generation.