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'Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon' at New Museum
As we fight for transgender equality and finally take a good, hard look at the concept of gender, it's naturally become a lightning rod for debate and, for a collection of artists, an inspiration.
Now, more than 40 artists have found a home for their work in the Bowery thanks to the New Museum's major new exhibition, Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon. Featuring an intergenerational group of artists, the exhibition is a critical look at what gender means in today's society through everything from film and painting to performance and sculpture.
"Representing no single point of view, and in some cases presenting productively contradictory positions, Trigger assembles artists for their singular efforts in considering gender's capacity to represent a more general refusal of stable categorization--a refusal at the heart of today's most compelling artistic practices," the museum said in a release. "The artists in Trigger share a desire to contest repressive orders and to speculate on new forms and aesthetics--a desire to picture other futures."
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Occupying the three main floors of the New Museum, Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon is on view from September 27, 2017, to January 21, 2018
Images: Courtesy of the Artists