Karen Wong, Deputy Director of the New Museum, gives us a tour of the NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star exhibition.
Queens, NYC – moved South and grew up
as a Tar Heel
Deputy Director, New Museum
Workaholic, foodie, cheerleader, culture junkie, negotiator
Ideas City Festival, NYC 1993, an exhibition to open in mid February at the New Museum, our Spring Gala, a weekly article for Architizer.com and a secret project.
It’s a biennial event that will take place from May 1-4, 2013 in downtown NYC. We’ve created a platform for hundreds of partners to think out loud and reshape the city. We believe that culture is essential to the vitality of a city and a valuable economic engine. The festival is a sophisticated way of crowdsourcing for new ideas and we are focused this year on what is the untapped capital in our city?
Tauba Auerbach, Canyon Castator, Klara Liden, Haroon Mirza, Takeshi Murata
Finding ways to make contemporary art relevant to a larger audience.
Talented, keep-you-on-your-toes colleagues
I barter my design services for artwork; I collect mid-century candle holders, artist designed skateboards and vintage dresses
Breakfast in my hood (Miles End in Boerum Hill), gallery and museum hopping in Manhattan, early dinner in Queens Chinatown, a New Wave Festival event at BAM and a late night Japanese whiskey at Char No. 4.
Cooking for friends, playing doubles (tennis or ping pong), watching Knicks game at MSG
A solar-powered iPad loaded with music and books
Pen a book of short stories
Work for a U.S. President who inspires me
Being yourself with flair
Shocking pink octopus key chain by MZ Wallace
The Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by J.S. Bach, Explosions in the Sky, Animal Collective
Passion for his/her vocation and loyalty
Aung San Suu Kyi