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.

http://www.newmuseum.org partner institution offices image: new museum

fourth floor gallery view image: new museum

‘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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