Hans Haacke: All Connected at New Museum, October 24, 2019 – January 26, 2020

“The New Museum presents the first major US survey of Hans Haacke in over thirty years. Hans Haacke: All Connected brings together more than thirty works from across the artist’s career, from the 1960s to the present. This exhibition is the first American museum survey of work by the highly influential artist since the New Museum presented the exhibition Hans Haacke: Unfinished Business in 1986.

For six decades, Haacke has been a pioneer in kinetic art, environmental art, Conceptual art, and institutional critique. This retrospective brings together a wide range of works, focusing in particular on how Haacke expanded the parameters of his practice to encompass the social, political, and economic structures in which art is produced, circulated, and displayed. The exhibition includes a number of Haacke’s rarely seen kinetic works, environmental sculptures, and visitor polls from the late 1960s and early ’70s, all of which were central to discussions around systems aesthetics in art during that period. It also features works from the 1970s and ’80s that address the corporate sponsorship of major art institutions and political interference, and more recent works that consider the intersection of global capitalism, nationalism, and humanitarian crises around the world.” — New Museum

Photographs by Corrado Serra.


Wide White Flow, 1967/2008


Second Floor


Right: Grass Grows, 1967–69


Second Floor


Third Floor


MetroMobiltan, 1985


Third Floor


Oil Painting: Homage to Marcel Broodthaers (Oelgemaelde, Hommage à Marcel Broodthaers), 1982


Gift Horse, 2014 

Hans Haacke: All Connected is curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Curator, and Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director.