artists & participants

Manuel AcevedoRicci AlbendaGhada AmerMichael AshkinNicole AwaiAdam BaerTracey BaranAidas BareikisYael BartanaJane BensonJeremy BlakeChakaia BookerJennifer BornsteinBob BraineMichael BramwellJesse BransfordSteven BrowerCecily BrownMatthew BuckinghamLuca BuvoliFrancis CapeSeoungho ChoDiana CooperJessica Craig-MartinJordan CrandallE.V. DayMark DeanElena del Rivero Do-Ho SuhDavid DupuisAleksandar DuravcevicKeith EdmierBenjamin EdwardsInka EssenhighRoe EthridgeRachel FeinsteinTeresita FernandezJonah FreemanEllen GallagherTim GardnerHope GinsburgMaria Elena GonzalezSam GordonTerence GowerChris HammerleinSharon HarperRachel HarrisonArturo HerreraDana HoeyJonathan HorowitzTimothy HutchingsEmily JacirGareth JamesNatalie JeremijenkoBrad KahlhamerNina KatchadourianSeth KellyJoachim KoesterUdomsak KrisanamisJustine KurlandDaniel LefcourtPaul Etienne LincolnPia LindmanMark LombardiCharles LongMichelle LopezKristin LucasGiles LyonTony MatelliJennifer & Kevin McCoyJulie MehretuJohn MenickDeborah Mesa-PellyArnoldo MoralesShirin NeshatNils NormanOlu OguibeMick O´SheaRoxy PaineErik ParkerBruce PearsonSheila PepeDavid PerryElizabeth PeytonPaul PfeifferMichael PhelanRichard PhillipsJohn PilsonRob PruittNadine RobinsonRuth RootFrancis Lisa RuyterJocelyn ShipleyAlyson ShotzJames SienaShahzia SikanderAmy SillmanGwen SmithValeska SoaresJude TallichetJavier TellezScott TeplinNicola TysonPiotr UklanskiAnton VidokleOlav WestphalenT.J. WilcoxKaren YasinskyLisa Yuskavage 



press release

Greater New York
New Art in New York Now

Kuratoren: Glenn D. Lowry, Alanna Heiss, Tom Finkelpearl, Brian O´Doherty/Patrick Ireland, Klaus Biesenbach, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Russell Haswell, Paulo Herkenhoff, Laura Hoptman, Deborah Wye ...

Künstler: Terence Accola, Manuel Acevedo, Ricci Albenda, Ghada Amer, Alfredo Arcia, Adriana Arenas, Michael Ashkin, Nicole Awai, Adam Baer, Tracey Baran, Aidas Bareikis, Yael Bartana, Jane Benson, BIG ROOM, Jimbo Blachly, Jeremy Blake, Chakaia Booker, Jennifer Bornstein, Bob Braine, Michael Bramwell, Jesse Bransford, Steven Brower, Cecily Brown, Matthew Buckingham, Luca Buvoli, Elizabeth Campbell, Francis Cape, Kelly Chang, Yungshu Chao, Jennifer Cho, Seoungho Cho, Steve Choo, Peter Coe, Diana Cooper, Jessica Craig-Martin, Jordan Crandall, E.V. Day, Lucky DeBellevue, Robert de Mar, Elena del Rivero, Kelly Driscoll, David Dupuis, Aleksandar Duravcevic, Keith Edmier, Benjamin Edwards, Inka Essenhigh, Roe Ethridge, Rachel Feinstein, Teresita Fernandez, William Fick, Jonah Freeman, Ellen Gallagher, Tim Gardner, Jeff Gauntt, Hope Ginsburg, Maria Elena Gonzalez, Sam Gordon, Terence Gower, Tolland Grinnell, Chris Hammerlein, Chris Hanson & Hendrike Sonnenberg, Sharon Harper, Rachel Harrison, Jill Henderson, Arturo Herrera, Dana Hoey, Jonathan Horowitz, Timothy Hutchings, Emily Jacir, Julia Jacquette, Gareth James, Natalie Jeremijenko, Ernest Jolicoeur, Brad Kahlhamer, Sermin Kardestuncer, Seth Kelly, Nina Katchadourian, Joachim Koester, Jeff Konigsberg, Udomsak Krisanamis, Alex Ku, Justine Kurland, Julian Laverdiere, Nikki Lee, Daniel Lefcourt, Paul Etienne Lincoln, Pia Lindman, Mark Lombardi, Charles Long, Michelle Lopez, Kristin Lucas, Giles Lyon, Johnna Macarthur, Caitlin Masley, Tony Matelli, Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, Julie Mehretu, John Menick, Deborah Mesa-Pelly, Arnoldo Morales, Shirin Neshat, Nils Norman, Olu Oguibe, Mick O´Shea, Roxy Paine, Erik Parker, Bruce Pearson, Sheila Pepe, David Perry, Elizabeth Peyton, Paul Pfeiffer, Michael Phelan, Richard Phillips, John Pilson, Rob Pruitt, Nadine Robinson, Ruth Root, Alex Ross, Lisa Ruyter, Calvin Seibert, Lawrence Seward, Jocelyn Shipley, Alyson Shotz, James Siena, Shahzia Sikander, Amy Sillman, Gwen Smith, Valeska Soares, Mi Young Sohn, Dylan Stone, Do-Ho Suh, Jude Tallichet, Javier Téllez, Scott Teplin, Nicola Tyson, Piotr Uklanski, Cynthia Underwood, Mark Dean Veca, Anton Vidokle, Steven Vitiello, Douglas Wada, Olav Westphalen, T.J. Wilcox, Clara Williams, Karen Yasinsky, Lisa Yuskavage

Long Island City, NY (February 7, 2000)—P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and The Museum of Modern Art present their first curatorial collaboration with Greater New York, an unprecedented, joint exhibition enterprise. Working cooperatively since October 1999, curators from P.S.1 and MoMA have produced an exhibition that will showcase more than 140 artists who have emerged as vital, creative voices in their field over the past five years. Greater New York will open Sunday, February 27 at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, 22–25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, New York.

The Greater New York exhibition embodies the diversity of ideas and creative practices found in the metropolitan area. From the five boroughs and lower Westchester County to New Jersey, the combined staff of MoMA and P.S.1 have scoured the New York metropolitan area in search of young artists who are breaking new ground. The work will span mediums––from painting, sculpture, photography, drawings, and prints, to site-specific installations and video projections. Greater New York presents a range and balance between artists who have become prominent since 1995 and those artists who have yet to gain wide-spread public recognition. The Greater New York exhibition will occupy nearly all of P.S.1's spaces and galleries.

"Greater New York, the first significant curatorial collaboration between P.S.1 and MoMA, embodies our shared interest in contemporary art and artists and reflects the diversity and dynamism of the metropolitan area's artistic community," remarked Glenn D. Lowry, Director of The Museum of Modern Art.

"This exhibition is not necessarily a comprehensive survey of the New York art scene, but an investigation or a report on ideas recently generated by artists," said Alanna Heiss, Director of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. "Greater New York is a creative laboratory of massive proportions that combines the curatorial talents of two distinct institutions. The artists reveal what it is to be a New Yorker at the beginning of a new era. They anticipate the future while at the same time grant us an opportunity to examine their collective and individual potential."

To organize this exhibition, some 30 curatorial staff members from P.S.1 and MoMA reviewed the work of more than 2000 artists, conducted extensive slide reviews, and visited more than 250 studios in the New York area. Mr. Lowry and Ms. Heiss, with Tom Finkelpearl (Programming Director of P.S.1), led a group of curators who oversaw the organization of the exhibition. They are, from P.S.1: Brian O'Doherty (P.S.1 Associate Director), Klaus Biesenbach (Senior Curator), Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (Senior Curator), and Russell Haswell (Adjunct Curator); and from MoMA: Paulo Herkenhoff (Adjunct Curator, Painting and Sculpture), Laura Hoptman (Assistant Curator, Drawings), and Deborah Wye (Chief Curator, Prints and Illustrated Books), among others. Studio visits were undertaken by all members of this core team as well as other staff members of P.S.1 and curators from all departments at MoMA.

In addition, P.S.1 and MoMA have initiated the Greater New York writing project: a collection of essays by writers from New York who have been invited to contribute critical essays for the exhibition. These essays will be featured, interactively, online at along with images of works in the exhibition. The project will serve as the official documentation of the Greater New York exhibition and will be available on CD-ROM with an accompanying booklet. Several public dialogues between artists and writers will take place each Sunday afternoon in April (times/location TBA).

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center maintains a full program of retrospectives, one-person exhibitions, thematic exhibitions and international group shows that have extended its reach from Japan to Russia. On this occasion, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center pursues its on-going quest for uncharted territory in its immediate surroundings: the artists of the city of New York. The international nature of the city becomes apparent as native New Yorkers share galleries with artists from around the world who have elected New York as their home.

Greater New York is made possible by Peter Norton, Norton Family Foundation.

Generous support provided by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc. Additional funding provided by the Board of Directors of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Robert J. Denison, the Douglas S. Cramer Foundation, The Contemporary Arts Council and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, and by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.