Younger Than Jesus: The Reader
by Lauren Cornell
Publisher's Description
Younger Than Jesus: The Reader accompanies the inaugural edition of the New Museum’s Triennial. The first exhibition to survey a new generation of artists born after 1975, Younger Than Jesus presents the work of nearly fifty artists from around the globe. Based on the conviction that some of the most radical gestures in art history have been carried out by artists in the early stages of their carreers, the book and the exhibition capture a moment of collective effervescence.

Generation Y, Millennials, and iGeneration are just some of the labels that sociologists, trend spotters, and the media have applied to this diverse demographic. Younger Than Jesus: The Reader departs from these investigations and tries to compose a much more complex picture of the art and of the preoccupations that animate the work of this emerging generation. Both a reference and a Rosetta Stone to interpret the new languages of an emerging generation, the book illuminates shared practices and dramatic differences within this age group.

The publication includes full color reproductions of featured works of the artists. Texts include original essays by the exhibition curators Lauren Cornell, Massimiliano Gioni, and Laura Hoptman, along with an anthology of reprints by a diverse group of writers including philosophers, sociologists, theorists, journalists, youth activists, and marketing and technology experts. The texts place this generation amidst significant events over the past thirty years, such as globalization, the increased networking of culture and daily life and the recent wars that have realigned youth, politics, and passions throughout the world.
ISBN: 3865218679
Publisher: Steidl
Paperback : 512 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 6.4 x 8.9 x 1.3 inches
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