New Museum First Saturdays for Families: Let’s trade! as part of “The Ungovernables,” 2012 New Museum Triennial
April 7 2012
We trade things all the time—from baseball cards, to secrets and music, to favors. Sometimes we exchange things or services we cannot do ourselves, as is the case with Time Divisa by José Antonio Vega Macotela, where he exchanges his time with prisoners in a Mexico City jail. Through these exchanges Vega Macotela asks: What can I do for you that you cannot do for yourself? How can your creativity produce original objects and drawings? Discover what we can do for each other and exchange ideas at the New Museum. This week’s activities include making and trading messages, experimental dances, poems, and paper sculptures.
This New Museum First Saturday was developed in collaboration with Nicolás Paris as part of his Museum as Hub residency.
This New Museum First Saturday is presented as part of the New Museum’s 2012 Triennial: “The Ungovernables,” an exhibition of work by thirty-four artists, artists groups, and temporary collectives born between the mid-1970s and the mid-1980s, many of whom have never before exhibited in the US.
New Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between four and fifteen years and includes free New Museum admission for up to two adults per family. Children under eighteen are always admitted free. No preregistration is required. Space is limited and tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Your entire party must be present; tickets will not be given to partial parties.