While @studiomuseum builds their new home on West 125th Street, the annual Artist-in-Residence exhibition will take place here at MoMA PS1. #MOOD: Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2018–19 will feature the work of Allison Janae Hamilton ( @allisonjanaehamilton), Tschabalala Self ( @tschabalalaself), and Sable Elyse Smith (@sable_elyse). See it first at our spring open house on June 9: mo.ma/openhouse. ... The exhibition is presented as part of a multi-year partnership between The Studio Museum in Harlem, @themuseumofmodernart, and MoMA PS1. Building on the institutions’ existing affiliations and shared values, this wide-ranging collaboration encompasses exhibitions and programming at both The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1. ... Photo: @madeleine_sees
Round up the crew for an evening outdoors tomorrow night at Springtoberfest. This one-night-only beer garden will be the best place to drink under the stars in all of NYC. Enjoy selections from our favorite Queens-based breweries and food vendors, plus, a live DJ set by @JADALAREIGN, outdoor screenings, and after-hours access to the galleries to explore our current exhibitions. Tickets: mo.ma/natm. ... Breweries: @bigalicebrewing, @fifthhammerbeer, @rockawaybrewco, @singlecutbeer, @licbeerproject, and @mikkeller.nyc. ... Food vendors: @whatsthedillaz, @speedyshucker23, and @dumplinggalaxy
#FridayFeeling 👍 ... See @Gina_Beavers's "The Life I Deserve" at MoMA PS1 for a cache of meme-able artworks born from @instagram and the Internet. mo.ma/gina. ... Gina Beavers. "Ab Tie." 2015. Courtesy the artist and GNYP Gallery.
🙏The deity is in the details. #ZhengGuogu: Visionary Transformation is a must-see in person. On view through June 23, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the US features 12 paintings that refashion Buddhist meditation paintings, or "thangkas," which commonly depict a central deity and the mystical realm they occupy. Zheng digitally layers multiple “thangkas” into a single hallucinatory image, which he then transfers onto canvas using a number of techniques, sometimes even applying oil paint with a syringe in a manner that evokes beading or embroidery. Swipe right for some close-ups of these paintings, and plan a visit to 👀 them yourself: mo.ma/guogu. ... Photos by @matthewseptimus
Coming this fall, a group exhibition unfolding across MoMA PS1's entire building will examine the legacies of American-led military engagement in Iraq. "Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991–2011" will reveal how this period of war was defined by unsettling intersections of spectacularized violence, xenophobia, oil dependency, and new imperialisms. ... The exhibition features the work of over 50 artists based in Iraq and its diasporas, as well as responses to the war from artists in the West, including Afifa Aleiby, Dia Azzawi, Thuraya al-Baqsami (@thuraya.albaqsami), Paul Chan, Harun Farocki, Guerrilla Girls ( @guerrillagirls), Thomas Hirschhorn, Hiwa K, Hanaa Malallah, Monira Al Qadiri ( @moniraism), Nuha al-Radi, Ala Younis ( @alayounis), and many more. mo.ma/gulfwar. ... Afifa Aleiby, Gulf War, 1991. Courtesy the artist.
ISO: art, music, and social media loving students looking for the perfect summer internship 🔍 Intern with us during #WarmUp2019 and be a part of the magic every Saturday, all summer long. We have paid positions available in live programming and marketing. Apply by Sunday, May 5 at mo.ma/internships. ... Marketing: Learn how we use social media and marketing to promote our programs and join the social media team that covers each live event 🤳 Live Programming: Join the team that interfaces with artists and learn how a music festival is coordinated behind-the-scenes 🎈
"I don’t think I am glorifying women so much as bringing women to 'center stage' in active, not passive roles." – Nancy Spero. ... The sources for #NancySpero's imagery are vast, ranging from 5,000 BCE to contemporary newspaper clippings. Her cast of characters include goddesses, athletes, mothers and children, icons such as the Venus of Willendorf, and archaic or Paleolithic figures. This is Sheela na gig, the Celtic goddess of fertility and destruction, a mythical figure she describes as, "beguiling, childlike, terrifying, and funny." See it yourself: mo.ma/spero. ... [Nancy Spero. Sheela-Na-Gig. 1991. Handprinted collage on paper. © 2019 The Nancy Spero and Leon Golub Foundation for the Arts/Licensed by VAGA at ARS, NY, courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. Photo: Christopher Burke Studio]
The #KarrabingFilmCollective is inspired by the idea that a group of family members can keep each other and their land strong. The Collective emerged from what they call "the violence of contemporary settler colonialism" in Australia, and their films expose and intervene into the longstanding facets of colonialism that impact members directly, such as environmental devastation, land restrictions, and economic exploitation. Now on view, Karrabing Film Collective's first solo museum exhibition in the United States is an exploration of filmmaking and installation as a form of grassroots resistance and self-organization: mo.ma/karrabing. ... Photo by @wlodarczyk
#SimoneFattal: Works and Days is "a transporting retrospective...The vessels and figures, at once personable and iconographic, are highly stylized, with indistinct features and tree-trunk-like legs, suggesting coltishly off-kilter, mysteriously formidable archeological artifacts. Fattal was born in Syria in 1942, grew up in Lebanon, and fled to California in 1980, to escape civil war; in her art, this personal experience of displacement entwines with myth and with political critique. The works' titles refer to characters from Arabian and Greek epics, and also to migrants and refugees." via @newyorkermag. ... On view now at MoMA PS1. More: mo.ma/fattal. ... Photo by @wlodarczyk
FINAL WEEK—Redaction: A Project by #TitusKaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts ( @dwaynebetts) blends the voices of poet and artist with plaintiffs and prosecutors from lawsuits filed by the Civil Rights Corps, drawing attention to some of the many individuals whose lives have been impacted by the criminal justice system. Over the course of the exhibition, we've welcomed civic organizers, legislators, writers, and poets to discuss prison reform and related topics like the implications of cash bail and the prison to deportation pipeline. See our Story for highlights from these programs, and don't miss your last chance to view these powerful works in person before the exhibition closes Sunday: mo.ma/redaction #TheRedactionProject. ... Photo by @matthewseptimus
"I guess maybe my art can be said to be a protest. As an artist I am privileged to create things the way that I think they should be." – Nancy Spero. ... Visionary artist #NancySpero's artwork reframes history from a perspective that she termed “woman as protagonist,” championing women’s experience in increasingly experimental formats, from scrolls to friezes and room-sized installations. See over 100 works made over six decades in the first major museum exhibition in the US since the artist passed away in 2009: mo.ma/spero. ... Admission is always free for NYC residents courtesy of the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation. ... [Nancy Spero. 2013. © 2019 The Nancy Spero and Leon Golub Foundation for the Arts/Licensed by VAGA at ARS, NY, courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. Photo by Abe Frajndlich]
💋➡️💋 “The paintings live in two worlds, the way that we do. They have one life in the gallery and one life online, and we do too.”– Gina Beavers (@gina_beavers). ... “Who Has Braces" (2014) is a punchy, high-relief acrylic painting by Beavers that was sourced from an image she found on @tumblr. A must-see IRL, don't miss our exhibition of the New York-based artist's work, "The Life I Deserve," playfully engaging the darker side of selfhood in the emotional and social spaces of the Internet. mo.ma/gina
Tomorrow at 6 p.m., join us for the first of two free panel discussions that consider how the infrastructure of Long Island City has been impacted by the rapid growth of New York City’s tech workforce, and how these conditions are emblematic of the city’s urban planning legacies of the past century. More info at mo.ma/LIC. ... The second discussion on April 30 at @themuseumofmodernart will focus on tech and gentrification in NYC. More info at mo.ma/LIC2
Final weeks—Redaction, a project by visual artist and filmmaker #TitusKaphar and memoirist, poet, and attorney Reginald Dwayne Betts ( @dwaynebetts) closes on May 5. Combining portraits and texts silkscreened on handmade paper by Kaphar and poems derived from legal source material by Betts, the works bear witness to stark injustices in our present-day judicial system. Contributing to Kaphar and Betts’s visual poetics is a typeface also called Redaction. Created by award-winning designers Forest Young ( @emcray) and Jeremy Mickel (@jeremy_mickel), it’s an open source typeface with weights ranging from legible to obscure and forms both suggestively struck through and jaggedly degraded, embracing design as a form of protest. Read more in an interview with the designers and MoMA's own Rob Giampietro ( @giampietrorob) at mo.ma/design #TheRedactionProject
"On the front lines of the feminist art movement, Spero...pushed against patriarchal conventions and art-world exclusion." – @newyorkermag. ... See the work of an icon. This weekend, visit our expansive exhibition on #NancySpero and stroll through more than 100 works made over six decades: mo.ma/spero. ... Photo by @wlodarczyk
See the VW Dome like never before this weekend—transformed into a fully immersive environment by artist and choreographer Jonathan González (@gonzito_gonzalez_). Their new #VWSundaySessions commission reimagines the space as an interactive model for sustainable living inspired by the 1970s collective CHARAS who proposed geodesic domes as an alternative model for social housing. "Lucifer Landing I" incorporates music, film, and sound-responsive lighting design to offer a quiet space for visitors to contemplate what González terms “the entanglements between the state of dispossessed non-being that is Black life with the non-human and the architectural.” Free with Museum admission on Friday and Saturday, tickets required for a culminating recitation by González and choreographed action on Sunday: mo.ma/lucifer. ... Constructed in collaboration with designers Rena Anakwe ( @aspaceforsound) and Pamela Liou ( @pamelaliou).
Summer at MoMA PS1 means Warm Up. A New York City summer staple since 1998, Warm Up returns this summer to bring you the best in live and electronic music every Saturday in July and August. Cop the ticket package today—$99 gets you in for all dates with expedited entry. Tickets for individual dates available now. moma.org/warmup #WarmUp2019 ... FAQ: How about that lineup? *extremely Justin Timberlake voice* It's gonna be MAY.
#TitusKaphar "has a profound connection to the forgotten, from the slaves owned by the founding fathers to the ubiquity of African-Americans in the criminal justice system, including his own father...[he] is known for appropriating images from American and European art in order to subvert them, cutting them into his canvases to pull back the velvet curtain of history...to unearth the past’s inconvenient truths, and to shine a restorative light on those residing in the shadows." Read more via @nytimes: mo.ma/titus. ... Now on view, "Redaction: A Project by Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts" combines Kaphar's portaiture and Betts's poetry to confront the abuses of the criminal justice system in the United States. Presented in conjunction with a series of public programs, the artists invite writers, poets, scholars, and advocates to discuss the abolition of cash bail and large scale reforms to the state and federal court system. ... #TheRedactionProject: coming up on Thursday at 4 p.m., a discussion on local New York State bail reform and how to get involved with orgs like @bailproject and @marshallproj with Bianca Tylek, Vincent Southeland, and Alysia Santo. ... Then, on Friday at 4 p.m., artist Alexandra Bell ( @yesitsalex) returns for a workshop based on her project "Counternarratives," presented at MoMA PS1 in 2017, exploring how language can reveal latent bias within the mainstream media. Free with museum admission. For more info and to RSVP, visit mo.ma/redaction. ... Photo by Sasha Arutyunova
"Because we live in a period of war, it's all the more important to think about history." – Simone Fattal. ... One of many, this ceramic sculpture titled "The Wounded Warrior" (1999) is now on view in #SimoneFattal's first U.S. retrospective, bringing together more than 200 works made over 50 years. Fattal’s abstract and figurative sculptures, paintings, watercolors, and collages construct a world that emerged from history and memory, grappling with the losses of time. Never far from the earth, her works are an unfinished project, telling the stories of ancient history with figures taken from central references such as The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Odyssey, Dhat al-Himma, and others. Both timeless and specific, her work straddles the contemporary, the archaic, and the mythic. mo.ma/fattal
Electronic musician and composer @kleinrus presents a new commission for the VW Dome this Sunday at 3 p.m. ... The performance will feature a 10-piece band of multi-instrumentalists, recalling Nigerian calisthenics displays and marching bands at historically Black colleges and universities. With references ranging from mythology and Italian opera to defunct UK young adult TV network Trouble, Klein uses collagist techniques to assemble recordings of her own vocals and instrumentation. TICKETS: mo.ma/sunday. ... This new commission is presented in partnership with the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (@empac_rpi) in Troy, NY, which is hosting a residency with Klein and the cast as she develops the performance. ... #VWSundaySessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America, who have supported the program since its inception. Major support is provided by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.
👻 #HilmaafKlint's arcane "abstractions dictated by spirits...seances" are a must-see at @guggenheim before the exhibition closes April 23. In 1908 at the age of 45, Klint made some of modern art's first abstractions, though her work was virtually unknown during her time and for decades after her death. Klint's paintings were exhibited at MoMA PS1 in 1989—one of her first appearances in the United States and the first in New York City. Read the original review from the @nytimes archives: mo.ma/more
"I write out words backward in oils of various grades that cut the ink in different ways. The ink is blood red, so they look like a crime scene when blood pools up on a flat surface." – Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds. ... Artist, activist, and teacher #EdgarHeapofBirds culls poetic fragments from a wide range of sources, appropriating from music like the Talking Heads and The Star Spangled Banner, sayings taken from social gatherings, written accounts of historical events, and political speeches, among others, to create his prints. His works confront repressed or unacknowledged histories of state and settler violence against Native communities in the United States, drawing parallels between historical violence and ongoing injustices today. By employing the contemporary term “active shooter” to characterize massacres committed by U.S. troops against Native Americans over a century ago, Heap of Birds reanimates the past in the language of the present. The large-scale multi-print work "Active Shooter Custer" is now on view at MoMA PS1: mo.ma/edgar
We ♥️ our artists. On Sunday night we brought them all together for a celebratory dinner at @editionhotels. Pictured: #TitusKaphar, @dwaynebetts, @simonefattal, @gina_beavers, #EdgarHeapofBirds, and members of the #KarrabingFilmCollective. Now on view, see eight new exhibitions championing the personal, political, and poetic: mo.ma/onview. ... Many thanks to the #TimesSquareEDITION.
🔜NO ONE IS INNOCENT limited edition t-shirt designed by @telfarglobal on sale this Sunday—100% of the proceeds will directly support Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights’ ongoing effort to free school-aged youth from Rikers. ... Imagine the abolition of cash bail with MoMA PS1, @telfarglobal, and nonprofit human rights advocacy organization @rfkhumanrights during a full day of teach-ins, music, and conversation on Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Learn how the discourse of innocence is used disproportionately against people of color, women, and gender nonconforming people to discriminate who is worthy of justice, care, and life along with practical information about how bail works and how to get involved in its reform. mo.ma/sunday. ... Hear from speakers like New York Times journalist Emily Bazelon, artist Hannah Black ( @nanpansky), artist and activist Tourmaline ( @tourmaliiine), and author and activist Jackie Wang ( @loneberry), enjoy a performance by @standing_on_the_corner, and participate in teach-ins with @BronxDefenders, @courtwatchnyc, and @massbailout, among others. ... PLUS @whitecastle will be feeding all the hungry activists complimentary sliders 🍔 (vegan options available). #VWSundaySessions #TheRedactionProject
🌽"New technologies just keep making the world’s oldest medium stronger. The American artist Gina Beavers (@gina_beavers) scours Instagram and the Internet for images to use in her emphatically physical work, whose ultimate subject is painting itself." – @newyorkermag. ... Now on view, #GinaBeavers: The Life I Deserve revels in memes, #foodporn, and selfie culture. The New York-based artist's sculptural acrylic paintings derive their titles from the captions or comments that originally accompanied her source imagery on @instagram, anticipating that her works will be posted, shared, and reshared (#regram) on the platform they originated from. Read: mo.ma/more. ... Corn Nails. 2019. Courtesy the artist and GNYP Gallery; photograph by Charles Benton.
This weekend we opened eight new exhibitions featuring the work of some remarkable artists including #SimoneFattal ( @simonefattal), #NancySpero, #EdgarHeapofBirds, and more. See them all Thursday through Monday, 12 to 6 p.m. As always, admission is free for New Yorkers: mo.ma/onview. ... Photos by @matthewseptimus
Throughout their careers, visual artist and filmmaker #TitusKaphar and memoirist, poet, and attorney Reginald Dwayne Betts ( @dwaynebetts) have used their varied mediums to confront the abuses of the criminal justice system. #TheRedactionProject, their first artistic collaboration, advances this work by focusing on the ways that state and federal court systems exploit and erase the poor and incarcerated from public consciousness. ... This Sunday at 2 p.m., hear from the artists and their collaborators Alec Karakastanis of @CivRightsCorps, Jeremy Mickel ( @mckltype) and Forest Young ( @emcray) discuss the open-source typeface designed for the show. Free and open to the public as part of our all-day open house. Full schedule: mo.ma/openhouse. ... Then on Monday at 3 p.m., the first in a series of public programs in conjunction with the exhibition kicks off with a reading by renowned nonfiction writers Kiese Laymon ( @kieselaymon), author of "Heavy: An American Memoir," and Mitchell Jackson ( @mitchsjackson), author of "The Residue Years." mo.ma/april1
Have your cake and eat it too 🍰 we've got *eight* new exhibitions for you at our free open house on Sunday. Hear from artists Simone Fattal ( @simonefattal), Gina Beavers (@gina_beavers), #TitusKaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts ( @dwaynebetts), #ZhengGuogu, and members of the Australia-based #KarrabingFilmCollective during a series of artist talks throughout the day. Swiss vocalist Aïsha Devi ( @aishadevi5d) will perform live in the VW Dome to close the afternoon. Full schedule: mo.ma/openhouse. ... Be among the first to see: 1️⃣ #NancySpero: Paper Mirror 2️⃣ #SimoneFattal: Works and Days 3️⃣ #GinaBeavers: The Life I Deserve 4️⃣ Redaction: A Project by Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts 5️⃣ Hock E Aye Vi #EdgarHeapofBirds 6️⃣ Zheng Guogu: Visionary Transformation 7️⃣ Karrabing Film Collective 8️⃣ Elena López Riera: Those Who Desire
🤑Pro tip: tomorrow is the first day of @artbookps1's fifth annual STOOP SALE. Visit Friday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. for steep discounts on artist monographs, museum and gallery catalogs, children's books, artist books, theory, literature, ephemera, magazines, merch, and more. Free and open to the public ✨
We're feeling grateful for that extra hour of sunlight and the sunny disposition of today's #WomensHistoryMonth favorite, Gina Beavers (@gina_beavers). Inspired by images she sources on @instagram and the internet at large, Beavers' punchy acrylic paintings capture the kitsch and color of life in a digital world. Her solo exhibition opens at MoMA PS1 March 31 mo.ma/gina. ... “What I find interesting about Gina's work is how it plays with the idea of self-fashioning. Women have long constructed their identity and projected their status through attire. And, historically, this act of creating oneself is always highly influenced by the culture or technology of the time. Today, through #selfie, #ootd or #instabeauty posts we shape a self that fits not our assigned social positions, but our aspirational ones." – Amber Sasse, Special Events and Membership Manager 😈 ... cc @womeninthearts #5WomenArtists
“I think I’m stubborn. In the beginning, I had no precedent for being valued. Everything that came from a woman’s experience was considered trivial. I wasn’t sure if my work would shift that paradigm or not, but I had to try.” – #CaroleeSchneemann. ... To the woman who did it first, and fearlessly. A true radical who asserted the power of women's bodies in her painting, performance, film, and installation. Suspended from Bard for painting herself nude as a young student; an artist who revolutionized the future of art history; a devoted cat lover: infinity kisses. ... Today we mourn the loss of our friend Carolee Schneemann, a bright spirit who impacted our lives indelibly. It was an honor to work with a legend on her major retrospective "Kinetic Painting" in 2017. Learn more about her iconic career: mo.ma/schneemann
🌿🌺🌿JUST ANNOUNCED 🌿🌺🌿 This summer's 20th annual Young Architects Program winners Pedro & Juana ( @pedroyjuana) will transform our concrete jungle into an immersive junglescape. "Hórama Rama" will feature a panoramic image of greenery and wildlife contrasting with the surrounding city. Hovering above the courtyard, this mirage of the natural world will provide an immersive refuge from the city, complete with a man-made waterfall and hammocks. moma.org/yap #YAP2019. ... The Young Architects Program at @themuseumofmodernart and MoMA PS1 has offered emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop creative designs for a temporary and sustainable outdoor installation that provides shade, seating, and water.
It's #WomensHistoryMonth and we're sharing artists we love from the perspective of the women who work at MoMA PS1. On Sunday, tattoo artist Doreen Garner (@the_silicon_don) presented "Alternative Modes of Penetration," a powerful examination of the tattoo process as part of our #VWSundaySessions performance series. ... “I consider the process of getting tattooed a way to physically manifest an experience or moment in your life, and (in some cases) resolve past pain with something beautiful and new. I personally received a tattoo from Doreen in 2018 as part of a program at the ReAnimation Library ( @reanimationlibrary) at Pioneer Works ( @pioneerworks) which was a really special experience and a memento of what Pioneer Works and Red Hook mean to me. It was really meaningful to watch Doreen amplify the power of tattoos here at MoMA PS1." – Eliza Brennessel ( @elizaj333), Performance Coordinator 🤠
This #WomensHistoryMonth we’re highlighting #5WomenArtists we love from the perspective of the women who work at MoMA PS1 💅🏽 ... “Nancy Spero has been close to my heart since my time at @thejewishmuseum. An early feminist artist and iconic New Yorker, she culled history and mythology to weave together meandering narratives of heroic women across time and space in her works on paper. She called this approach "woman as protagonist" and her career as an artist and activist made room for so many others after her. I'm looking forward to our #NancySpero survey opening on March 31. It will be a very special opportunity to see her work en masse in the city she called home for the first time since she passed away in 2009." – Victoria Reis (@mr.vtoria) Marketing and Communications Coordinator 🤳🏽 ... Image: Nancy Spero. "The Goddess Nut II." 1990. © 2019 The Nancy Spero and Leon Golub Foundation for the Arts/Licensed by VAGA at ARS, NY, courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. Photo: Michael Bodycomb. ... cc @womeninthearts
While we deinstall Bruce Nauman and prepare for our spring exhibitions, the building is open for tours of our long-term installations only, featuring works by artists like Abigail Lazkoz, William Kentridge, Lawrence Weiner, and more. As always, admission is free for New Yorkers. See what's on view at mo.ma/longterm. ... Photo by @pablo.enriquez
“...what makes the work interesting is if you choose the right questions.” – Bruce Nauman ... Sunday at 3 p.m., on the eve of the closing of Disappearing Acts, lead curator Kathy Halbreich is joined by Magnus Schaefer, Assistant Curator, and Taylor Walsh, Curatorial Assistant, to offer a master class on #BruceNauman's five-decade career of innovation and the process of organizing a major retrospective across two institutions: "The lack of conceptual and stylistic coherence in his work...the seemingly endless (and somewhat anxious) experimentation that permeates all phases of his fifty-year career...actually manifests the fullness of Nauman's inventiveness.” ... Still from "The Bruce Nauman Story." 1968. Screening every 30 minutes in the VW Dome in advance of Halbreich's talk from noon to 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, February 24. Free with museum admission. mo.ma/talkingnauman ... Presented as part of our #VWSundaySessions performance series.
FINAL WEEKEND — #BruceNauman: Disappearing Acts is closing this Monday, February 25. Trace his five-decade career of innovation, shifting between a vast array of media, in the must-see retrospective that has taken over our entire building. In this photograph, drawing, and sculpture titled “Bound to Fail,” Nauman’s use of word play spoofs romantic notions of the artist. His physical representations of a familiar cliche give it new meaning. ... Say goodbye to Bruce at our closing party tonight. Galleries will be open until midnight with pop-up artist talks and interventions throughout the galleries, plus DJs, bites, and cocktails in the VW Dome. Tickets: mo.ma/natm
We just announced a new partnership with chef and "Cooking for Artists" cookbook author Mina Stone ( @minastone) to open a new restaurant at MoMA PS1 in April. "At times, her meals are true masterpieces! It’s like eating your favorite work of art." Read more via @artnews at mo.ma/more. ... After seven sweet years filled with spaghetti sandwiches, clam bakes, and maple pie, M. Wells Dinette, our beloved restaurant-in-residence, will be closing on Thursday, February 28. Come by this week to say farewell and have one last meal ♥️ Don't be afraid, their acclaimed M. Wells Steakhouse ( @mwellshq) is just a few blocks away and will continue to be a treasured part of our Long Island City family.
We're open noon to 6 p.m. on #PresidentsDay. Visit #BruceNauman: Disappearing Acts in its final week and take a piece of the exhibition home. "Body Pressure" (1974) is an exercise in extreme bodily awareness that instructs you to press the front of your body against the wall and “form an image of yourself on the opposite side of the wall pressing back against the wall very hard." mo.ma/brucenauman RG @alexisvai
🔮 Something witchy this way comes. ... Marking the culmination of her six-week VW Dome Artist Residency, Emily Wexler ( @emloganwex) presents new work at an open studio this Sunday at 4 p.m. Working with collaborators in sound and movement, Wexler considers how pain, resilience, and hope fluctuate and fragment within our bodies. Wexler asks her dancers to visualize a harmful event and cognitively place these images inside their bodies. Responding to the space while using touch and a movement-based improvisational score, the dancers attempt to extract the sorrow from their bones. Created in collaboration with Courtney Cooke ( @courtneycooke_), iele paloumpis ( @ielepaloumpis), and Annie Stutzman ( @stootzy). Free with museum admission: mo.ma/sunday. ... Presented as part of our #VWSundaySessions performance series. ... 📷: @stellaclaudine
Instagram versus reality ❄️ #VWDome RG @christina_uoy
Final weeks — #BruceNauman: Disappearing Acts closes on February 25 at MoMA PS1 and February 18 at @themuseumofmodernart. From his earliest sculptural works to his very latest video installation, the retrospective follows Nauman's career through half a century of innovation. Don't miss the most comprehensive exhibition of Nauman's work ever assembled: mo.ma/brucenauman. ... Installation views of the exhibition "Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts.” Photographs by Martin Seck.
🤡 Both comic and creepy, #BruceNauman’s “Clown Torture” (1987) is not for the faint of heart. The performer, dressed as a clown, cowers and repeatedly screams “no,” at an unseen tormentor. Nauman has called the clown “an abstracted idea of a person”—the costume rendering him anonymous and somehow less than human. Talking about the often self-humiliating nature of clown routines, Nauman observed “You couldn’t get away with that without makeup. People wouldn’t put up with it, it’s too mean. But in the circus it’s okay, it’s still funny.” See this work on view at MoMA PS1 through February 25: mo.ma/brucenauman
Experience a multi-sensory performance encompassing sculptural environments, music, choreography, poetry, video projections, and scents this Sunday at 3 and 5 p.m. Alluding to mythology and industry, Hayden Dunham's ( @haydendunham) "7 Sisters" considers the changing states and cultural resonance of oil in seven acts. The title references both the seven nymphs from Greek mythology who transformed into a cluster of stars ✨ and the seven oil companies that entered into the Iranian Consortium Agreement of 1954, monopolizing the global petroleum industry and access to oil from the mid-1940s to the mid-1970s. Tickets: mo.ma/sunday. #VWSundaySessions ... “7 Sisters” is presented in collaboration with Meriem Bennani ( @meriembennani), Aaron Chan, Kai de la Cruz, Patrick Dunham ( @patrickdunham), Bobbi Menuez, Sky Murray ( @hunkytonic), Lydia Okrent, Antonio Santini, Darrelle Vary ( @darrellevvv), and Marty Windahl ( @mwtarotscopes). The score was composed with Finn Keane, SOPHIE (@sophie_msmsmsm), umru ( @umru), and Cecile Believe (@cecilebelieve). ... Rendering by Omri Glaser and Aaron Chan.
⛲️With “Three Heads Fountain (Juliet, Andrew, Rinde)” (2015) Nauman reprises a trope that can be found in his early work “Myself as a Marble Fountain” (1967). As a recent graduate from art school grappling with the pressures of his new profession, Nauman used the fountain as a metaphor to ironically undermine traditional notions of the artist as a font of creative genius. #BruceNauman: Disappearing Acts is closing soon. Catch it at @themuseumofmodernart through February 18 and MoMA PS1 through February 25: mo.ma/brucenauman
"Witnessing Tundra Body Baby is akin to watching beads of water on a windowpane...their intertwined bodies shift with slow, imperceptible movements like melting icecaps. As hair obscures their faces, they gradually stand with a robotic staccato. An audio score of snow crunching underfoot and crashing waves gently wafts.” ... Congratulations to #VWSundaySessions artists Laurel Atwell (@spooky_action.tif) and Jessica Cook ( @jesicoook) who completed their residency at MoMA PS1 earlier this month. Read this feature on their performance at mo.ma/more via @dancenthusiast. ... Next up, artist in residence Emily Wexler ( @emloganwex) presents her new work "Evergreen" on February 17: mo.ma/evergreen. ... Photos by Whitney Browne
🌈 CRY AND DIE KISS AND DIE RAGE AND DIE LAUGH AND DIE TOUCH AND DIE FEEL AND DIE Tomorrow (Sunday, Jan 27) at 3 p.m., artist Paul Chan discusses the drawing for "100 Live and Die," on view in #BruceNauman: Disappearing Acts. This series of gallery talks with artists, scholars, and critics provides new perspectives on the breadth of Nauman's work. Free with museum admission: mo.ma/talkingnauman
🚶🏻🚶🏻🚶🏻🚶🏻“Contrapposto Studies, i through vii” (2015-16), finds the artist on familiar ground, retracing the steps of his “Walk with Contrapposto” (1968). That early video was Nauman’s riff on a classical sculptural pose, designed to enliven static figures and lend the body a pleasing curve. A stationary camera filmed young Nauman pacing his first corridor piece, swinging his hips from side to side 🍑 Nearly 50 years later, the newer work again shows him walking the length of his studio dressed in a T-shirt and jeans, but the digital images echo across seven towering projections that disintegrate the body. The effects of age are explicit in Nauman’s heavier torso and wavering balance, making “Contrapposto Studies” an unflinching portrayal of how time unmakes the body. ... See both of these important video works at MoMA PS1 in #BruceNauman: Disappearing Acts through February 25, and more at @themuseumofmodernart through February 18: mo.ma/brucenauman
"Even his loudest, most outsized art feels personal, sourced from extreme emotions we all feel — panic, despair, disgust, hilarity." – @nytimes. ... Bruce Nauman has spent half a century inventing forms to convey both the moral hazards and the thrill of being alive. Employing a tremendous range of materials and working methods, he reveals how mutable experiences of time, space, movement, and language provide an unstable foundation for understanding our place in the world. We're open tomorrow #MLKDay from noon to 6 p.m. Plan a visit to #BruceNauman: Disappearing Acts on view at MoMA PS1 through February 25 and @themuseumofmodernart through February 18: mo.ma/brucenauman. ... Bruce Nauman. "Beating with a Baseball Bat." 1986. Udo and Anette Brandhorst Collection. Photograph by Martin Seck.
📺➡️📺 The perils of binary thinking occupied Nauman for much of the 1980s. In “Good Boy Bad Boy,” two professional actors recite a litany of phrases, like broadcasters delivering the nightly news. Each performs five rounds of the same scripted statements in varying tones of voice, conveying anger, scorn, amusement, passion, impatience, consternation, and glee. The woman will yell angrily, "I am evil. You are evil. We are evil. This is evil." Meanwhile, the man on the opposite screen recites, "I don't want to die. You don't want to die. This is fear of death.” ... This Sunday, join artist Carolyn Lazard for a #VWSundaySessions gallery talk on this work in #BruceNauman: Disappearing Acts." Free with museum admission: mo.ma/talkingnauman