Come As You Are

February 7, 2015

Opening this weekend at the Montclair Art Museum is Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s, one of the first major museum surveys of art created during the 1990s. Presenting roughly sixty-five works by forty-five different artists, the exhibition focuses on artwork made between the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and September 11, 2001. Organized around three principle themes of “identity politics,” the digital revolution, and globalization, the featured work includes installations, paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, video, sound, and digital art.

Co-published by the University of California Press and the Montclair Art Museum and produced by Marquand Books, the 224-page exhibition catalogue features eighty-five color images of works from the exhibition. Designed by Zach Hooker, the catalogue was written by MAM curator of contemporary art and the show’s curator Alexandrea Schwartz with contributions by Huey Copeland, Jennifer A. González, Suzanne Hudson, Frances Jacobus-Parker, Joan Kee, Kris Paulsen, Paulina Pobocha, and John Tain.

For more information about the exhibition and its national tour, visit the Montclair Art Museum. To purchase a copy of the catalogue, visit University of California Press.


Photography by Jeremy Linden.