Advance Schedule of Exhibitions for MoMA & MoMA PS1

Please note that exhibitions are subject to change. 

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Modern Mondays

Ongoing

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. 

 
Starship Troopers [plus rare production footage]. 1997. Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Monday, October 1, 3:30 p.m., T2
Starship Troopers [plus rare production footage]. 1997. USA. Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Creature Visual Effects Supervision by Phil Tippett. With Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Neil Patrick Harris. 129 min.In conjunction with his Modern Mondays discussion, visual effects and animation artist Phil Tippett presents this afternoon screening of Starship Troopers, along with 30 minutes of rare production footage.
 
Phil Tippett in Conversation with Lucy Raven
Monday, October 1, 7:00 p.m., T2
Two-time Academy Award–winning visual effects and animation artist Phil Tippett has brought his radical innovations in screen technology—and his imaginative wit—to the creation of an entire generation of fantastical movie creatures. A pioneer in the revolutionary transition from stop-motion animation to CGI in the Star Wars trilogy, Starship Troopers, Robocop and Robocop 2, Jurassic Park, and the Twilight saga, Tippett joins us to share his far-ranging career and inspirations (from Hieronymous Bosch to Tex Avery) through clips and an onstage conversation with the artist and filmmaker Lucy Raven and MoMA curator Joshua Siegel. The program features the work-in-progress premiere of his long-awaited independent project Mad God, his recent collaborations with Lucy Raven, and an afternoon screening of Starship Troopers, which he presents with 30 minutes of rare production footage.
 
An Evening with Monira al Qadiri
Monday, October 15, 7:00 p.m., T2
In this evening of film and conversation, organized as part of the MISK Art Institute’s citywide Arab Art and Education Initiative, Monira Al Qadiri presents a program of moving-image works centered on transnational narratives emanating from the Persian Gulf. A Kuwaiti artist born in Senegal and educated in Japan, Al Qadiri adopts a range of imaginative strategies to explore histories both personal and political. Arab soap operas, Gulf War–era images of burning Kuwaiti oil fields, traditional elegiac songs, and science fiction all figure in her astutely shape-shifting work, which foregrounds networks of capital and labor. Dark humor and melancholy alternatively drive the artist’s speculative, uncanny scenarios, which simultaneously look back at and probe possible futures for petrocultures and global political networks. This evening brings together works made over the last five years, including Al Qadiri’s most recent video The Craft (2017), in which malaise and fantasy animate the artist’s recasting of childhood memories in Kuwait as an alien invasion operating out of an American diner. The Craft’s sister work, the lecture-performance American Century: The End, will be performed in its US premiere. This live multimedia piece contemplates the convergence of international diplomacy, global consumerism, and cultural production through an ultimate emblem: American junk food.
 
An Evening with Shambhavi Kaul
Monday, October 22, 7:00 p.m., T2
Applying deep research, precise editing, and fine-tuned humor to a combination of her own cinematography and found footage, Shambhavi Kaul depicts landscapes and figures that exist between imagination and reality. Her work uses cultural tropes from places like Hong Kong, India, and Mexico to reveal the ambiguous meanings behind loaded popular signifiers. Kaul presents a selection of her films, including new work, followed by a conversation.
 
An Evening of Video by Stephen Varble
Monday, October 29, 7:00 p.m., T2
Scandalous, gender-bending street performances and “gutter art” costumes crafted from glittery detritus made Stephen Varble a notorious fixture of Soho art circles during the 1970s. Trained as a filmmaker and influenced by Jack Smith and Fluxus artist Geoffrey Hendricks, Varble gravitated toward antiestablishment public provocations, performances for camera, and his own audacious brand of makeshift glamor.
This evening features excerpts from Journey to the Sun with commentary by David Getsy, art historian and curator of the exhibition Rubbish and Dreams: The Genderqueer Performance Art of Stephen Varble, now on view at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. A conversation between Getsy and Stuart Comer, chief curator of MoMA’s Department of Media and Performance Art, follows the screening.
 
An Evening with Marie Losier
Monday, November 5, 7:00 p.m., T2
In this intimate evening complementing the artist’s midcareer retrospective, Marie Losier presents a specially assembled program of unseen works, ranging from early personal films to footage from her many years documenting New York’s avant-garde film community and a preview of ongoing projects.
 
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VW Sunday Sessions Commission by Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

October 21, 2018

MoMA PS1

On the occasion of the opening of Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts, artist, composer, and performer Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste will present a reinterpretation of Steve Reich’s seminal sculptural performance-composition Pendulum Music in response to Nauman’s work. Part of MoMA PS1’s free Fall Open House, the premiere of Pendulum Music: An Arrangement for Four Performers and Geodesic Dome will be presented at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to launch the VW Sunday Sessions performance series.

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The Long Run

November 11, 2017– Ongoing

Floor Four, The David Geffen Galleries

Innovation in art is often characterized as a singular event—a bolt of lightning that strikes once and forever changes what follows.  “The Long Run” provides an alternate view: by chronicling the continued experimentation of artists long after their breakthrough moments, it suggests that invention results from sustained critical thinking, persistent observation, and countless hours in the studio.  Each work in this presentation exemplifies an artist’s distinct evolution.  For some, this results from continually testing the boundaries of a given medium, for others it reflects the pressures of social, economic, and political circumstances.  Often, it is a combination of both.  “The Long Run” includes monographic galleries and rooms that bring together artists broad ranging in background and approach, drawn from MoMA’s collection.  All the artists in this presentation are united by a ceaseless desire to make meaningful work, year after year, across decades.  They include Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Melvin Edwards, Gego, Philip Guston, David Hammons, Joan Jonas, Ellsworth Kelly, Helen Levitt, Joan Mitchell, Georgia O’Keeffe, Frank Stella, and many others.

Organized by Paulina Pobocha, Associate Curator, and Cara Manes, Associate Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture.

Leadership support for the exhibition is provided by the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation.

Major support is provided by Denise Littlefield Sobel.

Additional support is provided by the Annual Exhibition Fund.

MoMA Audio is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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MoMA Announces Major Gift from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

October 17, 2016

 

The Museum of Modern Art announced that it has received a major gift from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, which will add more than 100 works of modern art by major artists from Latin America to the Museum’s collection, and establish the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America. The Cisneros Institute will be dedicated to an expansive approach to the study and interpretation of modern and contemporary art from Latin America.

The gift includes 102 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, made between the 1940s and the 1990s by 37 artists working in Brazil, Venezuela, and the Río de la Plata region of Argentina and Uruguay, including Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape, Jesús Rafael Soto, Alejandro Otero, and Tomás Maldonado. They join 40 works previously given by Patricia and Gustavo Cisneros over the last 16 years; Mrs. Cisneros is a longtime MoMA Trustee and a member of several acquisitions and funding committees, including the Latin American and Caribbean Fund, of which she is chairman and founder.

The Cisneros Institute, to be located on MoMA’s Midtown Manhattan campus, will offer opportunities for curatorial research and travel, host visiting scholars and artists, convene an annual international conference, and produce research publications on art from Latin America. It is poised to become the preeminent research center in the field, building on MoMA’s history of collecting, exhibiting, and studying the art and artists of the region, dating back to 1931. Today, MoMA’s collection includes more than 5,000 works by artists from Latin America.

The breadth of this gift is unprecedented, and the accompanying research initiative devoted to the study of the works and their integration into the overall narrative of modern art will greatly enrich MoMA’s collection and scholarly activities. As an integral program of The Museum of Modern Art, the Cisneros Institute represents a singular commitment to the region, and will foster intensive research on and engagement with the region’s art and artists.

For more information and a full list of works, please visit: www.moma.org/collection/works/groups/cisneros

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MoMA PS1 Building Images

Ongoing

 

Images of MoMA PS1’s building are located through Press Access.

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Warm Up 2018 Capsule Collection

6/22/18

 

In celebration of the 21st season of Warm Up, MoMA PS1 has created a capsule collection of custom merchandise to coincide with the celebrated music series. The collection features three items: a beach towel designed by Come Tees, a short-sleeve T-shirt designed by Andrew Kuo, and a long-sleeve T-shirt designed by Hassan Rahim. Each was produced by EVERYBODY.WORLD, and made in the United States.

Bringing together voices from a range of art and music communities, the collection is designed to commemorate Warm Up 2018, and celebrate the network of creatives that surrounds it.  The collection is priced from $35 to $75, and available in limited quantities. The collection will be available at the MoMA Design Store, Soho, online at store.moma.org, and on site at MoMA PS1 during Warm Up events.

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VW Sunday Sessions 2018-2019

Beginning October 21, 2018

MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1’s VW Sunday Sessions will return beginning on October 21 with a series of live programs that foster the development of new work, highlight artistic process, and amplify the collectives and communities that create performance-based practice in New York City. Encompassing performance, music, dance, conversation, and film, VW Sunday Sessions features programs that respond to contemporary social and political issues through a wide variety of creative and critical lenses.

This season, the VW Sunday Sessions commissioning program will expand to present six new works from local and international emerging artists Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Doreen Garner, Jonathan González, NIC Kay, Sarah Kinlaw, and Klein, underscoring a commitment to the development and presentation of new performance work. Additionally, the VW Dome Artist Residency continues with participants including Moriah Evans, Laurel Atwell, and Jessica Cook. Now in its third year, this residency program for performance-based artists includes open studio events where the public can encounter artists’ works in progress.

Featuring a wide range of artists, curators, collectives, and activists, the current 2018-2019 schedule is now available, with additional programs to be announced as the season continues through April 2019.

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The Museum of Modern Art, designed by Yoshio Taniguchi. Entrance at 53rd Street. Photo © 2011 Timothy Hursley

Touring and Off-Site Exhibitions

Ongoing

 

BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUE
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
February 21–May 22, 2017

Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (KNW), Düsseldorf, Germany
March 4–June 11, 2017

The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters from the Museum of Modern Art
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virgina
March 10–June 18, 2017

Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire
September 30–April 9, 2017

Robert Rauschenberg
Tate Modern, London, England
November 30, 2016–April 9, 2017

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
November 4, 2017–March 25, 2018

Masterworks from MoMA
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
June 8–October 7, 2018

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The Alfred H. Barr Painting and Sculpture Galleries, Fifth Floor

Ongoing

Fifth floor

The Alfred H. Barr Painting and Sculpture Galleries feature on the fifth floor roughly span the years 1880 to 1940. Within an overall chronological flow, galleries highlight individual stylistic movements, artists, and themes, including Post-Impressionism, Cubism, the work of Henri Matisse, Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, and Surrealism, among other subjects. An ongoing program of periodic reinstallations allows the curators to present a wide range of artworks in various configurations, reflecting the view that there are countless ways to explore the history of modern art and the Museum’s rich collection. 

Browse selected works on view.

 

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ALL THAT IS SOLID by PATTU (Cem Kozar, Işıl Ünal) Selected project of YAP Istanbul Modern 2014-2015

Young Architects Program International

Ongoing

 

With its international partnerships, Young Architects Program (YAP) offers selected young designers and architects across the globe the opportunity to create designs that promote diverse uses such as rest, play, and relaxation as well as hosting a series of live events such as shows, music, dance, exhibitions, and performances. In addition architects are encouraged to address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling, to create highly innovative projects that provide shade, seating, and water. To achieve these goals, MoMA and MoMA PS1 are currently partnering with the National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI) in Rome, CONSTRUCTO in Chile, and Istanbul Modern in Turkey (on a biennial cycle).

In May 2014, The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) in Seoul announced a new partnership that further expands the international YAP to South Korea. YAP Korea provides opportunities for emerging architects in South Korea to create temporary exterior installations for summer programming at the MMCA.

A dedicated YAP International website, MoMA.org/yap, features the selected proposals and designs from the winner of YAP International. The website also includes an archive of past MoMA/MoMA PS1 YAP finalists and winning proposals, interviews with the curators, and installation videos.

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