By Javier Pez. From artnet.com. Posted on 5/2/18.
Gioni, a former Venice Biennale curator, is following in the footsteps of Ralph Rugoff, the Hayward Gallery’s director, who is organizing the 2019 Venice Biennale. When Rugoff opened “Infinite Mix” in 2016, the Hayward’s pop-up show in the Strand, he demonstrated the potential of the space to present large-scale film and video installation, as well as draw a crowd. Gioni was impressed. “It was an incredible show,” he tells artnet News.
The New Museum’s London show will be titled “Strange Days: Memories of the Future,” and, not unlike Rugoff’s exhibition, it will feature installations by artists working in film and video. His selection will look back on some of the institution’s most impressive shows since it moved to its home on the Bowery a decade ago.