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'NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star' Exhibition at the New Museum

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The exhibition's unique take on the world has many fleeing to the New Museum at 231 Bowery.

Mr. Ward collected nearly 300 baby strollers around his studio in Harlem. After bounding them together with fire hose, he added the sounds of Amazing Grace in the background to portray a sign of both life and death. 1993 was a terrible time for the spread of AIDS in New York.

The show is named after a Sonic Youth album. Nari Ward, the Jamaica-born artist of this collection is inspired by the moral and political undertones in culture. The exhibition can be seen in the museum's annex. Multiple images are portrayed of the time giving visitors a sense of New York both physically and emotionally in 1993.

Alongside Pepón Osorio's "Scene of the Crime (Whose Crime?)," a detailed tableau depicting the aftermath of violence in a Latino home, both collections give a good sense of urgency in society during the 90s.

View this stunning and cultivating collection at the New Museum, 235 Bowery (Prince Street) in the Lower East Side through May 26th.
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Why? Because art is New York
When: Feb 1st - May 26th
Phone: (212) 219-1222
Where: New Museum, Lower East Side
Cost: $14
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