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Modern Mondays

Ongoing

Posted on October 16, 2012

The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2

Building upon the Museum’s eight-decade tradition of fostering cinematic innovation and experimentation, Modern Mondays invites artists working in the expanded field of film, video, performance, and sound to present their work in an intimate setting. A platform for both emerging artists and pioneering figures who have changed the way we think about the moving image, this series premieres new projects and rediscovers landmark works. Considering avant-garde narratives from the 21st century, the program also celebrates legacies of influential historical figures in a contemporary context. Each evening presents a unique opportunity for audiences to engage in dialogue with artists, along with curators and other guests.

Organized by the Department of Film and the Department of Media and Performance Art. 

 

Mon, May 7, 6:30 p.m., Theater 2

Tiona Nekkia McClodden is a visual artist, filmmaker, and curator whose work, rooted in “narrative biomythography” (the weaving of the personal, historical and mythic), examines collective histories of black and queer cultural production and life.

Marking the premiere of McClodden’s short film Dom Drop(2017), this program pairs the film with a selection of recent video projects that explore themes of identity, power, rage, queerness, and BDSM through meditations on the legacy of two black, gay poets, Brad Johnson and Essex Hemphill, who died of AIDS-related complications nearly 20 years apart. The screening is followed by a discussion with Tiona Nekkia McClodden and Vivian Crockett, centering on McClodden’s recent personal and biographical projects and highlighting a new turn toward the examination and activation of social spaces.

An Evening with Camille Henrot
Mon, May 14, 7:00 p.m., Theater 2

Featuring references that range from Japanese flower arrangements and Baptist traditions in the South Pacific to James Joyce’s Ulysses, Camille Henrot’s work aims to destabilize the anthropological and historical systems that help structure the density of human knowledge in the connected age of the Internet. In her most recent solo presentation at Palais de Tokyo, she investigated social and historical constructions around the temporal units of the week. Saturday, a new 3-D film produced for the occasion, follows the activities of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, an evangelical Christian denomination that observes the Sabbath on Saturdays. Shot in New York, Washington, DC, Tahiti, and Tonga, the film situates the pursuit of hope for a better life within a broader investigation of religion and human ritual. This event marks the New York premiere of Saturday. Following the screening, Camille Henrot will be joined in conversation by Stuart Comer, chief curator of MoMA’s Department of Media and Performance Art.

Mon, May 21, 7:00 p.m., Theater 2
 
Artist Omar Mismar will show recent works that address the promises and pitfalls of translation—linguistic, technological, political, and philosophical—in conversation with writer and translator Omar Berrada and art historian Anneka Lenssen.
 
An Evening with Anand Patwardhan
Mon, Jun 4, 7:00 p.m., Theater 2
 
In conjunction with a weeklong MoMA run of his most recent film, Jai Bhim Comrade (2011), award-winning Indian filmmaker Anand Patwardhan presents clips and discusses the peculiar challenges confronting documentary cinema today.
 
An Evening with Frances Stark
Mon, Jun 18, 7:00 p.m., Theater 2
 
Best known for videos, drawings, and installations rooted in conceptual wordplay and linguistic investigations, the artist Frances Stark joins us to present the New York City premiere of a new work, The Magic Flute (2017), her most ambitious film to date. The Magic Flute is a collaborative, experimental adaptation of Mozart’s 1791 opera, featuring an updated version of the composition performed by an orchestra of young musicians between the ages of 10 and 19. Utilizing animated text in conjunction with the music, Stark creates what she has called a “pedagogical opera” that makes the form and content of Mozart’s opera accessible to a broader contemporary audience. Following the screening, the artist will take part in a conversation with Stuart Comer, chief curator in MoMA’s Department of Media and Performance Art.
 
An Evening with Karimah Ashadu
Mon, Jun 25, 7:00 p.m., Theater 2
 
In conjunction with the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, British-Nigerian artist Karimah Ashadu presents recent moving-image work about the intricate relationships between identity, place, and the construction of selfhood.

Modern Mondays


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Ongoing

Posted on October 16, 2012

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