Edited by Massimiliano Gioni, Laura Hoptman, and Lauren Cornell
(in conjunction with the exhibition by the same name, at the New Museum)
Includes profile of Julia Christensen
“Younger than Jesus: The Artists Directory” is the product of some of the most wide-ranging research in the field of contemporary art in years: the first ‘Younger than Jesus’ triennial at the New Museum. Working with a team of 200 ‘insiders’ (curators, writers, teachers, critics, bloggers and artists) scattered across the globe, curators Massimiliano Gioni , Lauren Cornell and Laura Hoptman have selected the 500 best international artists under the age of 33, from which they will curate the exhibition component of the triennial in spring 2009. While most generational exhibitions are retrospective, this one will be predictive, anticipating the future and revealing upcoming trends. “Younger than Jesus: The Artists Directory” will therefore be an unparalleled resource for curators, collectors, dealers and critics. By serving as a handbook to currrent artistic innovation, it will also appeal to artists, designers and anyone curious about the latest developments in visual culture.