Margot Norton, a curator at the New Museum
, and Jamillah James, a curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, will team up to helm the downtown institution’s noted survey of emerging artists, which has been held every three years since 2009’s influential show “Younger Than Jesus.” That first Triennial helped launch the careers of millenial-age artists such as Ryan Trecartin
, Cory Arcangel
, and Tauba Auerbach
, with subsequent iterations continuing to provide emerging artists with a springboard to wider recognition. The most recent Triennial, “Songs for Sabotage,” closed in May.
“Both Norton and James have consistently been committed to supporting and exhibiting emerging artists, and have an extraordinary track record in identifying the most interesting artists at work today,” New Museum artistic director Massimiliano Gioni said in the press release. “I look forward to the new perspective they will bring to the New Museum Triennial, while continuing to expand its relevance and polemical thrust."