press release

High Anxiety: New Acquisitions presents selections of artworks from 32 artists acquired since 2014, many of whom explore polarizing social and political concerns through a broad spectrum of contemporary artistic practices. In gauging the output and energies of these artists we find creative currents that speak to our shared state of uncertainty, nervousness and pessimism. "Artists help us comprehend and grapple with the critical issues in our lives," says Mera Rubell. ​

Artists in the exhibition:
Mathis Altmann, Harold Ancart, Kathryn Andrews, Frank Benson, Simon Denny, Aaron Fowler, Cy Gavin, Isa Genzken, Secundino Hernandez, Karl Holmqvist, Anne Imhof, Samuel Levi Jones, Josh Kline, Paul Kneale, Calvin Marcus, Jesse Mockrin, Katja Novitskova, Solange Pessoa, Magali Reus, Bunny Rogers, Jennifer Rubell, Max Hooper Schneider, Hito Steyerl, Torey Thornton, Ryan Trecartin & Lizzie Fitch, Stewart Uoo, Andra Ursuta, Brent Wadden, John Waters, John Williams, Michael Williams, Jordan Wolfson