“It Is What It Is” is curated for the New Museum by Laura Hoptman, Kraus Family Senior Curator, and Amy Mackie, Curatorial Assistant; and for Creative Time by Nato Thompson, Curator. The research team includes: Shane Brennan, Sarah Demeuse, Ozge Ersoy, Jazmin Garcia, Martha Kirszenbaum, Cloé Perrone, and Terri C. Smith. Thank you to Jeremy's assistant, Emanuel Almborg.
“It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq” is part of The Three M Project, a series organized by the New Museum, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, to commission, organize and co-present new works of art.
The Three M Project is sponsored by .
“It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq” is made possible at the New Museum by a gift from Shane Akeroyd.
The conversations are made possible by the Charlotte and Bill Ford Artists Talks Fund.
Additional support provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Emerging Artists Exhibitions Fund.
Special support for Creative Time for “It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq” is provided by Jed Walentas and Kate Engelbrecht, Charlotte and Bill Ford, Michael Gruenglas, and Stephen Kramarsky and Elise Mac Adam.
Creative Time is funded through the generous support of corporations, foundations, government agencies, and individuals. Additional funding provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency; New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn; and New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane.
Additional support provided by the Harpo Foundation.
Sawsan M. Al-Dawodi
Khalid Rashid Al-Doori
Peter J. Buotte
Yousif Ahmed Khalaf
Joseph Maximilian (“Max”) Krafft
Haider Hamza Abdul Razaq
Donny George Youkhanna
Aaron Levy, Slought Foundation
Hope Ginsburg, Assistant Professor, Art Foundation Program
Virginia Commonwealth University
Raphaela Platow, Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati
Paul Ha, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Stacy Switzer, Grand Arts (Kansas City)
Karen Farber, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts (Houston)
Laura Heon, SITE Santa Fe
Jessica Hough and Elizabeth Cline, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Elizabeth Smith, Dominic Molon, and Tricia Van Eck, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Creative Time would also like to thank
New Museum would also like to thank
Mariam Ghani and her students at New York University
Blake Henderson from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Association
Ina Howard from Represent Agency
Luke Peterson from Pomegrante Gallery
Greta N. Scharnweber
Saadi A. Simawe
Emily Teeter and Geoff Emberling of the Oriental Institute