Younger than Jesus: The Generation Book

Alternative Title: The Generational Triennial
Editor/s: Lauren CORNELL, Massimiliano GIONI, Laura HOPTMAN, Brian SHOLIS
Paperback: 507 pages
Publisher: Steidl, Gottingen, Germany. New Museum, New York, United States
ISBN: 9783865218674

Includes biographies of artists and contributors, and a selected bibliography complied by Brian Sholis.

Description: Catalogue published to accompany the exhibition ‘Younger than Jesus’, the first edition of ‘The Generational’, a new signature triennial at the New Museum, New York from April to July 2009. Works of 50 artists born around 1980 from 25 countries are presented.

‘The only exhibition of its kind in the United States, “The Generational: Younger than Jesus” will offer a rich, intricate, multidisciplinary exploration of the work being produced by a new generation of artists born after 1976. Known to demographers, marketers, sociologists, and pundits variously as the Millennials, Generation Y, iGeneration, and Generation Me, this age group has yet to be described in any way beyond their habits of consumption. “Younger Than Jesus” will begin to examine the visual culture this generation has created to date.

The exhibition catalogue, co-published by the New Museum and Steidl, will include reproductions of the work of the fifty artists chosen for the exhibition, as well as original essays by the exhibition curators and an anthology of articles by a diverse group of writers including philosophers, sociologists, journalists, activists, and marketing and technology experts.’
– Courtesy of New Museum