New Museum First Saturdays for Families: Let’s trade!
April 4 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.