New Museum Tackles News With “The Last Newspaper”

The New Museum is teaming up with a slew of journalism organizations, writers, artists and organizations to produce their latest exhibit, The Last Newspaper, which opens Wednesday. The exhibit will focus on the way artists respond to various forms of news.  They write:

The exhibition will animate the Museum with signature artworks and a constant flow of information-gathering and processing undertaken by organizations and artist groups that have been invited to inhabit offices within the museum’s galleries. Partner organizations will use on-site offices to present their research, engage in rapid prototyping, and stage public dialogues, opening up the galleries as spaces of intellectual production as well as display. For visitors, “The Last Newspaper” will be a unique site of dialogue, participation, and critical thinking, posing new possibilities for a contemporary art museum experience. The exhibition is co-curated by Richard Flood, Chief Curator of the New Museum, and Benjamin Godsill, Curatorial Associate.

Opens Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 // General Admission – $12, Seniors – $10, Students – $8, 18 and under – FREE, Thursdays 7-9p – FREE // 235 Bowery.