The New Museum exhibition 'Surround Audience' presents a collection of works by 51 young artists, most born in the 1980s. The building-wide exhibition encompassed various artistic practices, including sound, installation, sculpture, painting and video. As a person living in the digital age, this exhibition was interesting to me because art and technology are inextricably linked these days. My favorite piece in this exhibition was "The New Psychology" series (2015) by Mexican artist José León Cerrillo. This series was a site-specific structure that transects the space and its walls. In his work, the interesting point was that visitors can view the work of other artists' piece through a negative space of frames. I liked mysterious feeling that this work exists, but at the same time it doesn't exist. Also, I liked shadows and forms that looks different depending on position.
However, after seeing whole floors, the feeling I got from this exhibition was that although the entire exhibition was filled with various genres of works, if anything the exhibition space ironically felt somewhat empty. It was difficult to shake off the ambiguous feeling of being uncertain what message the exhibition was trying to convey. It was a regretful feeling to wonder what the exhibition would have been like if, in the planning stages, more research was done on the artists in order to make conceptually clearer divisions of the pieces.