Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon

Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon
Library Shelf Location 17.TRIG
Publication Date 2018

The accompanying catalog for the New Museum’s exhibition Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon investigates gender’s place in contemporary art and culture at a moment of political upheaval and renewed culture wars. The exhibition features over 40 artists working across a variety of mediums and genres, including film, video, performance, painting and sculpture. Many embrace explicit pleasure and visual lushness as political strategies, and some deliberately reject or complicate overt representation, turning to poetic language, docufiction and abstraction to affirm ambiguities and reflect shifting physical embodiment. Among the artists included are Morgan Bassichis, Nayland Blake, Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, Vaginal Davis, ektor garcia, House of Ladosha, Candice Lin, Christina Quarles, Tschabalala Self, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Sable Elyse Smith and Wu Tsang.

ISBN 9780915557165
Quantity 1
Pages 400
Editors Johanna Burton, Natalie Bell
Authors Johanna Burton, Rizvana Bradley, Mel Y Chen, Jeannine Tang, Julia Bryan-Wilson
Format Flexi-bound
Publisher New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Category Group Exhibition/Multiple Artists
Keywords Gender, Identity, Sexuality, Self-representation
Language English

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