|New York—The Store X and the New Museum are delighted to announce “Strange Days: Memories of the Future,” curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director at the New Museum, in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory.
Running from October 2–December 9, 2018, “Strange Days: Memories of the Future” will take place at The Store X, 180 The Strand, and will survey some of today’s most radical image-makers, featuring video artists and filmmakers who have shown at the New Museum since the inauguration of its new building on the Bowery in New York City ten years ago. UK audiences can expect a unique opportunity to experience highlights from one of America’s most acclaimed contemporary art institutions, a compendium dedicated to exploring unconventional perspectives in new media, technology, politics, and society.
The exhibition will feature important and celebrated film and video works, with many of the pieces on view in London or the UK for the first time. Through an original constellation of works in large-scale installations, the exhibition opens new dialogues throughout The Store X spaces. Weaving images and sounds into polyphonic, dreamlike compositions, the works on view will blend the present with memories of the past and premonitions of the future.
“Strange Days” is the third major show commissioned by The Store X The Vinyl Factory, following critically acclaimed exhibitions “The Infinite Mix” (2016) and “Everything at Once” (2017), presented with the Hayward Gallery and Lisson Gallery, respectively. More than 120,000 visitors attended last year, making the annual autumn show a hotly anticipated highlight of London’s Frieze Week.
Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director at the New Museum, said: “‘Strange Days’ will bring together some of the most compelling video artists and filmmakers that have presented works at the New Museum over the last ten years. All of these artists have shifted the ways we think about images and memory by recasting their individual experiences and visions alongside speculations on what the future may hold.” He added, “The New Museum is thrilled to bring this exciting exhibition to audiences in London, and I’m thankful to The Store X for the opportunity to extend our program’s reach to a new public.”
Alex Eagle, Creative Director, The Store X, said: “We are huge admirers of the New Museum and delighted to be partnering with them on ‘Strange Days.’ Their rich and versatile program of film and video art resonates with our own commitment to presenting multidisciplinary work, beyond the confines of traditional artistic practices. We hope our visitors will enjoy experiencing the works’ reimagination at The Store X this autumn.”
Further details about the exhibition, including the line-up of artists, will be announced later in the year.