Author(s): Lauren Cornell
"Younger than Jesus: The Artists Directory" is the product of some of the most wide-ranging research in the field of contemporary art in years: the first 'Younger than Jesus' triennial at the New Museum. Working with a team of 200 'insiders' (curators, writers, teachers, critics, bloggers and artists) scattered across the globe, curators Massimiliano Gioni , Lauren Cornell and Laura Hoptman have selected the 500 best international artists under the age of 33, from which they will curate the exhibition component of the triennial in spring 2009. While most generational exhibitions are retrospective, this one will be predictive, anticipating the future and revealing upcoming trends. "Younger than Jesus: The Artists Directory" will therefore be an unparalleled resource for curators, collectors, dealers and critics. By serving as a handbook to currrent artistic innovation, it will also appeal to artists, designers and anyone curious about the latest developments in visual culture.
Massimiliano Gioni is Director of Special Exhibitions at the New Museum, New York. Laura Hoptman is Kraus Family Senior Curator at the New Museum, New York. Lauren Cornell is Director of Rhizome and Adjunct Curator at the New Museum, New York.
The book will include approximately 500 artists. Each artist will be represented by a short descriptive text (50-80 words) and 2-5 images of their artworks with captions.