Three M Project

Mathias Poledna, still from Crystal Palace, 2006. 35mm color film with optical sound, 28 min. Courtesy Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles; Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; and Glaerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna.
Mathias Poledna, still from Crystal Palace, 2006. 35mm color film with optical sound, 28 min. Courtesy Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles; Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; and Glaerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna.

In 2004, The Three M Project was conceived and developed together with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, to jointly commission, exhibit, and acquire important works of contemporary art by artists whose work has not yet received significant recognition. All three museums share a collaborative vision and entrepreneurial spirit, and the belief that ambitious projects on a national scale can be produced through efficiency, knowledge, and resource sharing. The partnership, now in its second cycle, involves four new commissions by Jeremy Deller, Daria Martin, Mathias Poledna, and Urban China. Together, these exhibitions will be presented simultaneously in “New Commissions” at the New Museum. The Three M project is directed by leading curators from each museum: Laura Hoptman, Kraus Family Senior Curator, New Museum; Elizabeth Smith, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator, with Dominic Molon, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and Ali Subotnik, Curator, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

Three M Project

"New Commissions" and The Three Museum (3M) Project The partnership of three museums, now in its second cycle, involves four new commissions by Jeremy Deller, Daria Martin, Mathias Poledna, and Urban China. Together, these exhibitions will be presented simultaneously in “New Commissions” at the New Museum.