Mickalene Thomas "Me As Muse" 2016

“Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon” @ New Museum in New York


Mickalene Thomas "Me As Muse" 2016


Mickalene Thomas, “Me As Muse,” 2016.


“Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon” is a recently opened group exhibition featuring works by an intergenerational group of artists who look to explore gender beyond the binary. The exhibit will be showing at New Museum until January 21st, 2018.

In the past, New Museum has been known for featuring works with urgent ideas regardless of gender or sexual orientation. “Trigger” extends the conversation around identity that has been previously explored at New Museum and considers how a fluid concept of gender is dictated often by negotiations of power. It sheds light on how gender cannot be understood outside its intersectionality with race, class, sexuality, and disability. The exhibition features more than forty artists that represent no single view on gender. With a list of artists this long, “Trigger” includes a multitude of works across a variety of mediums and genres and shares with audience members a picture of other futures.

Nancy Brooks Brody, "Glory Hole" 2012.

Nancy Brooks Brody, “Glory Hole” 2012.

Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel "Lost in the Music"  2017


Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel, “Lost in the Music,” 2017.

“Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon”

September 27, 2017 – January 21, 2018

New Museum

235 Bowery

New York, NY 10002