New Museum announces partnership with Kvadrat to support emerging artists
New York’s New Museum and Danish company Kvadrat have announced a three-year partnership aimed to support emerging artists.
The artists — who must not have had a major exhibition at a New York museum, and who will be chosen by the New Museum — will show their work on occasion of three solo exhibitions organized and produced in collaboration with Kvadrat at the New York institution.
In particular, the project will be coordinated by assistant curator Helga Christoffersen and Massimiliano Gioni, the institution’s Edlis Neeson Artistic Director. Gioni has said of the partnership that he “cannot think of a better partner in supporting the work of emerging artists and nurturing new talent.”
Established in 1968, Kvadrat is Europe’s leading manufacturer in design textiles. News of the partnership comes months after the design textiles company collaborated with Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist on her exhibition “Pixel Forest” at the New Museum. The occasion saw the Danish manufacturer provide 200 meters of Kvadrat/Raf Simons textiles for an elaborate installation spanning the entire top floor of the New York museum.
Other collaborations include those with leading figures in the international contemporary art community such as Joana Vasconcelos, Philippe Parreno, Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson and Sarah Lucas, as well as institutions such as the Palais de Tokyo, the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, the Museum Ludwig and the Whitechapel Gallery.
View of Textures of Life by Joana Vasconcelos at the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Aarhus, Denmark, created in collaboration with Kvadrat. Courtesy ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum.