Print & Ephemera
Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon
Published in accompaniment to the New Museum’s exhibition “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon,” this catalogue investigates gender’s place in contemporary art and culture at a moment of political upheaval and renewed culture wars. The exhibition featured over 40 artists working across a variety of mediums and genres, including film, video, performance, painting and sculpture. Many embraced explicit pleasure and visual lushness as political strategies, and some deliberately rejected or complicated overt representation, turning to poetic language, docufiction and abstraction to affirm ambiguities and reflect shifting physical embodiment.
Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon.
400 pages; hardcover; 120 color illustrations, 30 black and white illustrations
New York; New Museum