Today marks the opening of the 2015 Triennial at Manhattan's New Museum, billed as "the only recurring international exhibition in New York City devoted to early-career artists from around the world." From the looks of things, there's a lot of art to wade through, but in the eternal quest for virality, one work has emerged an early standout.
Freedom, by the Brooklyn artist Josh Kline, features "a Zuccotti Park-style floor and heavily armored police officer mannequins with Teletubby faces that each sport a television in their belly on which people recite social-media feeds about police violence and torture," writes Andrew Russeth at ARTnews.
Just look at these weaponized Teletubbies.
— Kate Crawford (@katecrawford) February 25, 2015
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Look into their lifeless eyes.
Are you frightened yet? Good. Freedom and the rest of the Triennial are on display at the New Museum now until May 24.