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Trans Artist Juliana Huxtable Is Owning the New Museum Triennial

Huxtable New Museum

Pictured, above: Untitled, Juliana Huxtable (2014)

Photographer, painter, poet, DJ, and OUT100 honoree Juliana Huxtable has created a series of artworks currently on view at the New Museum's Triennial. The 27-year-old artist, who transitioned into a woman in adulthood, is in turn the author and subject of five pieces displayed on the second floor of the museum. 

Huxtable New Museum

The centerpiece of the installation is a 3D sculpture by Frank Benson entitled Juliana. It represents Huxtable nude, revealing her breasts and penis. 

Juliana Frank Benson

Huxtable, who's been vocal on her blog about the discrimination she's faced as a trans woman, was also recently featured in Vogue and the Wall Street Journal.

Frank Benson saw a photograph of Huxtable two years ago and asked her to model for him around that time. “Actually, that is how my body looked about a year and a half ago, when I got 3D-scanned,” Huxtable told Vogue. “The proportions of my body have changed at a rapid pace. Frank’s sculpture is a sort of pastiche of me at different points.”

In addition, the New Museum features one of Huxtable's photographs, Untitled, on its website home page. 

New Museum Triennial, on view through May 24, 2015. NewMuseum.org

Photo: Courtesy of New Museum

 

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