“Paweł Althamer: The Neighbors,” 2014. Exhibition view: New Museum. Photo: Benoit Pailley
On Friday April 4, explore contemporary art at the New Museum during an evening exclusively for teens! Grab your friends and come for live music, online and IRL art-making, and teen-led gallery conversations. Experience the exhibition “Paweł Althamer: The Neighbors” and participate by drawing and painting on the gallery walls in the interactive installation Draftsmen’s Congress. Artist Paweł Althamer will be present and will offer a special art-making directive for all participants. In the New Museum’s Sky Room, take in the view, “collage the internet” at a digital art-making station by to.be and listen to a live performance by Empress Of, the solo project of twenty-four-year-old Honduran-born songwriter Lorely Rodriguez.
Teen Night is free and open to teens aged 14–19 with high school or government ID. No preregistration is required.
Attendees can get started on their digital collages now at to.be continue creating during the event, and see the final result projected in the Sky Room.
As part of Paweł Althamer’s exhibition “The Neighbors,” Althamer has initiated a coat drive for the Bowery Mission, the Museum’s neighboring organization, which has been serving the homeless and hungry since 1879. For Teen Night, bring a new or gently used men’s coat and have your name entered into a raffle for cool prizes. All coats will be donated to the Bowery Mission.
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