Curators: The Younger Than Jesus Effect


September 16, 2014 at 6:30 PM


CP Projects Space
132 W 21st St, 10th floor, New York, New York 10011

Panelists: Alaina Claire Feldman (ICI), Rujeko Hockley (Brooklyn Museum), David Everitt Howe (Participant Inc.), Jenny Jaskey (Artist's Institute), Piper Marshall (independent), and Chris Wiley (artist and independent curator)

Moderated by: Jovana Stokic, Deputy Chair, MACP

MA Curatorial Practice at the School of Visual Arts presents “Curators: The Younger Than Jesus Effect,” a panel discussion moderated by MA Curatorial Practice Deputy Chair Jovana Stokic. The global youth-obsession is manifest throughout contemporary society, including the complex relations of novelty, celebrity, capital and youth in the art world and the curating of exhibitions. The New Museum’s 2009 exhibition ”Younger Than Jesus” was a prominent and influential example that further institutionalized what might be called the Younger Than Jesus Effect. This show turned the parameters of curating by age limit into a lively debate about talent and how it is recognized, nurtured, represented and distributed. This panel brings together six important Millennial Generation curators who work inside and outside institutional settings to discuss how they have responded to the Younger Than Jesus Effect, contending with the mechanisms of youth, novelty, and the market, and how they have navigated the narcissism of institutional power. Panelists include: Alaina Claire Feldman, Independent Curators International; Rujeko Hockle, Brooklyn Museum; David Everitt Howe, Pariticpant, Inc.: Jenny Jaskey, Artist’s Institute; Piper Marshall; and Chris Wiley.