Soft Water, Hard Stone: 2021 New Museum Triennial
Jamillah James, Margot Norton
New Museum & Phaidon, 2021
The official companion to the 2021 New Museum Triennial, a global survey exhibition of today’s up-and-coming artists
The much-anticipated fifth New Museum’s Triennial exhibition, opening in October 2021, volume, curated by Jamillah James and Margot Norton, is a signature survey of emerging artists from around the world. In this moment of profound change, where structures once thought to be stable have been revealed to be precarious, the New Museum’s highly anticipated 2021 Triennial, curated by Jamillah James and Margot Norton, showcases 40 artists and collectives re-imagining traditional models, materials, and techniques beyond established institutional paradigms. Their works explore states of transformation, calling attention to the malleability of structures and the fluid and adaptable potential of both technological and organic media. This book includes essays by prominent curators and interviews with each of the artists and collectives featured in the exhibition.