Snapshots by Isidora Ficovic. Blok 37 Kiosk/ New Belgrade 2010, for the Latitudes, The Last Newspaper 2010, a major exhibition inspired by the ways artists approach the news and respond to the stories and images that command the headlines at the New Museum, New York.
Old news becomes new again
By Araceli Cruz
Thankfully, The Last Newspaper is not what you hold in your hands. Instead, it’s the title of a new exhibit at the New Museum that features works inspired by print media from 1967 to the present. You’ll see a restaging of William Pope.L’s Eating the Wall Street Journal (2000), in which performers walk the halls chomping on the financial newspaper, Dash Snow’s Untitled 2006, a suite of 20 works that look at how New York City’s tabloids covered the fall of Saddam Hussein, and Hans Haacke’s News, a typewriter, placed on a foldout table with a long ream of paper flowing from it. The museum will also be transformed into a newsroom of sorts, with different departments open for participation that will host programs, discussions and special guests. Other artists in the exhibit include Edith Bernstein, Andrea Bowers, Sarah Charlesworth, Thomas Hirschhorn, Luciano Fabro, Emily Jacir, Mike Kelley, and Wolfgang Tillmans. And, a free weekly newspaper will also be distributed with content about events happening within the museum. How very Village Voice of them.