New Museum: Shabby but Thriving


Shabby but Thriving was an exhibition and residency at the New Museum’s Department of Education. The research and development season was focused on the subject ‘BODY,’ and included a public programming series. Due to the recent events of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election the programing focused on the body politic and our relationship to law and the environment. See links to recordings of these events below. The exhibition premiered the video installation Living Room, installed among resonant sculptures. Adjacent to the main gallery was The Resource Center–a hybrid exhibition, study, and pedagogical space–which offered various methods for understanding and transforming the energies of a burdened body. A boxing bag was installed to release aggression; a listening station focused on extreme vocalizations such as John Lennons “Mother” which was recorded after he had gone through Primal Therapy; and a reading library offered works on the theme of the body and trauma.


Body Politic: From Rights to Resistance
Sunday February 5, 11:30 AM–6:30 PM

Civil Disobedience & Protest

Healthcare Access: Gender, Sexuality & Disability

Policing & Prisons


Environmental Contamination and Indigenous Land Rights

The Question of Quantum Feminism
Thursday March 9, 7 PM

Listening Party: Poetry and Record Release for Leave No Trace
Thursday April 20, 7 PM

The Resource Center, 2017

The Resource Center, padded wall and boxing bag.

The Resource Center, boxing bag, listening station and reading library.

The Resource Center, reading library seen in the background.

The Resource Center, detail of the listening station.