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NYC 1993


Larry Clark’s “1993 Wall Piece”.

NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star is a major exhibition centered on the year 1993, and conceived as a time capsule that attempts to capture a specific moment at the intersection of art, pop culture, and politics.

Conflict in Europe, attempts at peace in the Middle East, the AIDS crisis, national debates on health care, gun control, and gay rights, and caustic partisan politics. The social and economic landscape of the early ’90s served as both the background and source material for a number of younger artists who became known in 1993.

The exhibition subtitle cames from the eponymous album that Sonic Youth recorded in 1993 and captures the complex exchange between mainstream and underground culture across disciplines, which came to define the art of the era.

The exhibition features over seventy-five artists, including iconic works by then young New York artists like Janine Antoni, Matthew Barney, and Sean Landers and photographic works by filmmakers Larry Clark and Todd Haynes provide insight into the creative process for the iconic films they were working on at the time.

The exhibition will be on view at the New Museum until May 26.


“Moby lying”, 1993 by Wolfgang Tillmans.


“The Scene of the Crime (Whose Crime?)”, 1993, a detail showing one of the rooms by Pepón Osorio.


“Island within an Island”, 1993 by Gabriel Orozco,


Art Club 2000, sin título (Conrans I), 1992–93.

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