For us, the photograph of Kate Moss and Leonardo Dicaprio taken in New York by Larry Clark in 1993, perfectly sums up that moment in time. The New Museum’s inventive new exhibition opened this week and spans five floors, all of which are devoted entirely to the art of New York during just one year, 1993. The show “Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star” takes its name from the Sonic Youth album of the same name, recorded in New York that year.
This vast exhibition sets out to prove that 1993 in New York was a cultural and political turning point. With heart wrenching photographs from Nan Goldin to the iconic portraits of Elizabeth Peyton and unique pieces like David Hammons In The Hood sweatshirt hood, this show does a brilliant job of taking you back in time to an incredible moment in New York.NYC 1993 Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star. The New Museum. 235 Bowery. New York. NY 10002. Tel: 212 219 1222 February 13th – May 26th, 2013