New York: 1962-1964 is the sober title of the art exhibition that deals with a socially and artistically turbulent time. Some 150 works of art created or exhibited in New York between 1962 and 1964 will find their way to the Jewish Museum this summer. From 22 July 2022 to 8 January 2023, they will tell the story of a period spanning just a few years that continues to shape the art world today: Colourful works of Pop Art dominate the scene, important artists such as Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns record their first museum exhibitions (1963 and 1964 respectively). Like art, society at the time was facing an uncertain future with the Cuban Missile Crisis and Kennedy's assassination, which had to be intensively examined. This New York creative phase is today also referred to as New Realism or Factualism.
The exhibition at the Jewish Museum traces this development, shows works from the most important exhibitions in New York in the 1960s and explores the working strategies of the artists. New York: 1962-1964 is the last show by the curator and renowned art historian Germano Celant, who died in 2020.