Exhibitions

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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.

An Evening with Naeem Mohaiemen
Monday, November 20, 7:00 p.m.

On the occasion of the MoMA PS1 exhibition Naeem Mohaiemen: There Is No Last Man, Naeem Mohaiemen is joined by Stuart Comer, Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art, for a screening and discussion of his work. Since 2006, Mohaiemen has worked on The Young Man Was, a history of the revolutionary Left during the 1970s, in which the tragic misrecognition of allies, a performative and doomed masculinity, and the loneliness of survivors have been repeated concerns. In two projects premiered at documenta 14 earlier this year, Mohaiemen returned to these questions through filmmaking strategies that are new to his practice. In his first fiction film, Tripoli Cancelled, which premiered at documenta 14 in Athens and is currently on view at MoMA PS1, the entwining of family history with world events is pushed to slow absurdity. The film’s notion of a man at the edge of hope owes a debt to Elia Suleiman’s 2002 film Divine Intervention. In Two Meetings and a Funeral, which premiered at documenta 14 in Kassel, the artist’s documentary gaze focuses on the Left through the “official socialism” of state power, charting Bangladesh’s political shift from the Non-Aligned Movement meeting in Algeria in 1973 to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation meeting in Lahore in 1974. The three-channel video sketches the space of decolonization and nonalignment, influenced by the interplay between John Akomfrah’s single-channel Stuart Hall Project (2013) and his related three-channel installation The Unfinished Conversation (2013).

An Evening with Kestutis Nakas
Monday, December 11, 7:00 p.m.

Modern Mondays presents Channel D, a new multimedia performance work by Lithuanian American theater artist Kestutis Nakas, revisiting his own 1982–83 Manhattan Cable public-access show Your Program of Programs (which was recently acquired and preserved by the Museum). Staged weekly at the Experimental Television Center, YPOP joined Glenn O’Brien’s TV Party and Colab-produced programs in New York’s rich post-punk artists’ television scene. As host, Nakas riffed on the early TV work of Ernie Kovacs and Sid Caesar while flaunting the tatty, precarious nature of its production in a theatrical impulse rooted in Brecht and Dada. Through spoken word and video, Nakas will channel YPOP participants and East Village artists such as John Sex and Tseng Kwong Chi, all the while articulating a more sinister side of American selfhood on the other side of the monitor—then and now. Presented in conjunction with Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983.

 

 

Modern Mondays


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Ongoing

Posted on October 16, 2012

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