Investigating Neighborhood: Six Degrees

Dave McKenzie, still from Postcards From, 2008. Single-channel video with sound. Courtesy the artist.
Dave McKenzie, still from Postcards From, 2008. Single-channel video with sound. Courtesy the artist.

In the New Museum’s Museum as Hub project, artists use the real estate of the Museum as organizing principle, departure point, vista, and classroom to imagine the changing relevance of the Museum and its environs. Expanding the concept of exhibition, “Six Degrees” refers to the angle of the Bowery off New York City’s grid and begins with Night School, a monthly seminar series organized by Anton Vidokle that features artists, writers, and curators in conversation with the public over the course of the year. Works by Dave McKenzie, My Barbarian (Jade Gordon, Malik Gaines, and Alexandro Segade), Lisa Sigal, and Ginger Brooks Takahashi continue to occupy and engage the neighborhood by employing nearby buildings as canvas, local artists as collaborators, and museum territory as meeting place, recital hall, and laboratory.

Investigating Neighborhood: Six Degrees

In the New Museum’s Museum as Hub project, artists use the real estate of the Museum as organizing principle, departure point, vista, and classroom to imagine the changing relevance of the Museum and its environs. Expanding the concept of exhibition, “Six Degrees” refers to the angle of the Bowery off New York City’s grid.