The New Museum’s 2012 Generational Triennial kicked off with an opening-night soiree for “The Ungovernables” followed by a VIP after-party at The Top of the Standard. However it was the all-important party bag that garnered some of the evening’s most attention: Some museum staffers walked away with a bag full of groceries as a part of Bona Park’s artwork “The box in a plastic bag (la boîte-en-sac plastique) New York version (2012).” (Considering the lines at Trader Joe’s that sounds like a score!) Featuring 34 artists born between the mid-’70s and mid-’80s from around the world, the showcase curated by Eungie Joo is the only recurring exhibit of its kind in the U.S. You might not get a free bag of groceries with your admission ticket, but there is a Whole Foods right down the block.
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Rita Ponce de León, Untitled, 2009. India ink on paper, approximately 1.6 x 0.6 in (4 x 1.5 cm). Courtesy the artist. Photo: Amáury Gutiérrez