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Alexander McQueen Supports New Museum NextGen Dinner

Alexander McQueen chose the New Museum’s NextGen dinner on Friday night as the first event its sponsored Stateside. The annual dinner, which this year honored Laure Prouvost, exemplifies the museum’s mission to highlight emerging contemporary artists.
“New Museum’s mission is new ideas, and it’s just so wonderful when we can celebrate the emerging voices,” said Karen Wong, deputy director of the New Museum during cocktail hour at Studio Ten at Industria. “We’re very proud that we’ve got this terrific platform for artists who are doing innovative, provocative, weird work, and that we’re able to give them space and the right type of support.”
The museum first showed Prouvost’s work several years ago, before she went on to win the prestigious Turner Prize. Massimiliano Gioni described the sequence of events as “auspicious.”
“It’s been a nice ongoing conversation,” he said, adding that one of the artist’s videos is currently on view at the museum’s offsite exhibition at The Store X in London. “I think she’s one of the most interesting artists working today, but particularly, everything about her videos is strangely fluid between reality and imagination, and language and reality. And that also makes her particularly interesting to recognize tonight as representative of the next

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