MoMA PS1

Jutta Koether at Artists Space

With the dawn of a new decade comes the possibility that all could start over, be good again. DEAN KISSICK takes us on a journey in search of exhiliration in art, theatre, and elsewhere. Follow his trek from Mexico to New York, out of the glum and into glam and glee.

 Julia Phillips Extruder (#1)  (2017) Courtesy the artist

Julia Phillips
Extruder (#1) (2017)

Courtesy the artist

By Dean Kissick

 Lady Bunny and RuPaul

Lady Bunny and RuPaul

Originally envisioned as a survey show of emerging artists, the fourth instalment of “Greater New York” at MoMA PS1 changes tract and raises the average artist age to a getting-on-a-bit 48. Through the more mature positions the difference between old New York and the “Post-Bloomburg iteration we’ve inherited” becomes startlingly clear. Musing on the inclusion of videos of drag performers by Nelson Sullivan and the cruising photographs of Alvin Baltrop, our writer gets nostalgic for the salad days of NYC.

 Photo: Vae Vae Chan

Photo: Vae Vae Chan

With his denim installations, colourful body paintings, and dreamy videos, Korakrit Arunanondchai has achieved a quick and controversial success on the art world's stage. By Harry Burke.