Which year would you call the single most important in US cultural history? Try 1993—life before the internet and pop star designer fragrances. The year that marked the beginning of NAFTA, hope for peace in the Middle East, and a saxophone playing president.
“NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash, and No Star” is a new exhibition at the New Museum exploring the year they argue changed everything about art, culture, and politics. Margot Norton is Assistant Curator at the New Museum and joins us to talk about the art and historical context of the work featured in the show.