the last newspaper
the last newspaper the last newspaper
nov 30, 2010
the last newspaper

‘newspaper’ by robert gober, 1992 (photolithography on archival paper with twine)
courtesy of the artist and matthew marks gallery
image: new museum

the last newspaper
new museum, new york
october 6, 2010 – january 9, 2011

as the internet emerged, the world of the newspaper began a slow decline, but this wasn’t always the case.
as the new exhibition ‘the last newspaper’ at new museum in new york shows, the newspaper was once
a thriving industry and a source of reference for many artists. this show looks at the use of the newspaper
in art from the 1960’s onwards. ‘the artists in this exhibition continue the exploration of the newspaper,
but their focus lies in the ideological rather than the purely physical properties of the daily press. they use
the newspaper as a platform to address issues of hierarchy, attribution, contextualization, and editorial
bias.’ in addition to this, a set of live installations will be held in which a weekly newspaper will be
published and new models for sharing and shaping discourse will be prototyped.

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image: new museum

fourth floor gallery view
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‘news’ by hans haacke, 1969/2008
courtesy the artist and paula cooper gallery, new york
image: new museum

‘are you running with me jesus?’ by judith bernstein, 1967 (charcoal and mixed media on paper)
courtesy the box
image: new museum

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