Advance Schedule of Exhibitions for MoMA & MoMA PS1

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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. 

 
An Evening with Yvonne Rainer
Mon, Sep 17, 7:00 p.m., T2
Yvonne Rainer, one of the founders of Judson Dance Theater, presents Revisions: A Truncated History of the Universe for Dummies. A Rant Dance and Letter to Humanity, her lecture- performance reflecting on current events, as part of the exhibition Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done.
 
An Evening with Xu Bing
Mon, Sep 24, 7:00 p.m., T2
The work of Chinese artist Xu Bing challenges the meaning of language and what we see, from his groundbreaking installation A Book from the Sky (1987–91)—scrolls and books filled with what appears to be Chinese text but turns out to be fake characters—to his recent foray into feature film, Dragonfly Eyes. Xu joins us for an illustrated talk about his universe of language, meaning, fiction, and truth. 
 
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.
 
 
 
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Looking at Jerry Lewis: The Nutty Professor Storyboards

October 6, 2018–February 2019

The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater Galleries

Few stars from the golden age of the Hollywood studio system valued looking—and being looked at—more than Jerry Lewis (1926–2017) did. Having amassed years of stage experience before he emerged as a major film actor and director, he made acknowledging his audience an essential aspect of the “comedy of looks” that characterized his work. And in no other Lewis film is the experience of being seen so central as in The Nutty Professor (1963), in which he treats his audience as a main character. In this adaptation of the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story, his dual performance as the self-effacing Professor Kelp and the narcissistic Buddy Love represents different sides of the Lewis persona, and the onscreen student and nightclub audiences who witness his behavior represent the gaze of the moviegoing public.

A recent gift to the Museum, John Lauris Jensen’s storyboards for The Nutty Professor are graphic interpretations of the script, suggesting elements of performance, staging, lighting effects, camera placement, and cutting continuity. The 11 storyboard sequences on display here anticipate the look and experience of the motion picture, skilfully expressing Lewis’s intentions as both director and performer.

Jensen began his film career as an illustrator at Paramount Pictures in the 1950s, creating scenic art and costume design for producer-director Cecil B. DeMille (The Ten Commandments, 1956; The Buccaneer, 1958). Though he is better known for his work on period action films and Westerns, Jensen’s collaborations with Jerry Lewis, which also included The Bellboy (1960) and The Family Jewels(1965), prove he was equally skilled at visualizing physical and dramatic comedy.

This exhibition compliments the film series The Unknown Jerry: Home Movies and More from the Jerry Lewis Collection at the Library of Congress.

Looking at Jerry Lewis: The Nutty Professor Storyboards is organized by Ron Magliozzi, Curator, Department of Film.

Support for the exhibition is provided by the Annual Film Fund. Leadership support for the Annual Film Fund is provided by the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation and Steven Tisch, with major contributions from Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, Association of Independent Commercial Producers, Yuval Brisker Charitable Foundation, The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, Karen and Gary Winnick, and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.

 
 
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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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If Everything Is Sculpture Why Make Sculpture? Artist’s Choice: Peter Fischli

Ongoing from June 11

 

This summer, Snowman, a sculpture composed of an actual snowman encased in a glass-door freezer, by Peter Fischli (Swiss, b. 1952) and his longtime collaborator David Weiss (Swiss, 1946–2012), comes to the Museum’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden as part of Fischli’s Artist’s Choice presentation. Here, Fischli borrows a question inscribed on a painting presented outdoors by artist Ben Vautier (French, b. 1935): “If everything is sculpture why make sculpture?” Along with Snowman, nearly 20 objects selected by Fischli offer answers to this question.

Initiated in 1989, the Artist’s Choice series invites contemporary artists to organize exhibitions drawn from MoMA’s collection. Fischli is the 13th artist to participate in the series, and the first to do so in the Sculpture Garden.

Snowman (2016) is an updated version of a 1987 site-specific work by Fischli and Weiss that was commissioned by a German thermic power plant whose energy—in the form of heat, paradoxically—was used to keep the snowman perpetually frozen. Though a snowman is, as Fischli observes, a “sculpture that almost anyone can make” simply by rolling three spheres of snow and setting them atop one another, Fischli and Weiss’s Snowman is dependent on a technically complex apparatus for its year-round subsistence. Over the course of three decades of collaboration, Fischli and Weiss shared an interest in exploring inherent contradictions and the extraordinary potential of everyday objects and situations.

Snowman takes on new associations in the setting of MoMA’s Sculpture Garden and in the company of works that span the last century, by artists from Henri Matisse and Aristide Maillol to Tony Smith and Katharina Fritsch. Together, Snowman and its companions testify to the expansive possibilities for sculpture today, and to the role of museums in nurturing and preserving their collections.

Organized by Peter Fischli and Cara Manes, Associate Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture.

The Artist’s Choice exhibition series is made possible through The Agnes Gund Artist’s Choice Fund endowed by Iara Lee and George Gund III, Lulie and Gordon Gund, Ann and Graham Gund, and Sarah and Geoffrey Gund.

Generous funding is provided by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

Additional support is provided by the Annual Exhibition Fund.

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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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Martin Scorsese Presents Republic Rediscovered: New Restorations from Paramount Pictures

February 1–15 and August 9–23, 2018

The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters

The Museum of Modern Art announces Martin Scorsese Presents Republic Rediscovered: New Restorations from Paramount Pictures, a two-part series organized by MoMA in association with The Film Foundation and Paramount Pictures. The 30-film program begins on February 1 at 7:00 p.m. with Alfred Santell’s seldom-seen masterwork That Brennan Girl (1946), and continues through February 15; part two of the series will begin August 9 and run through August 23. Curated by Scorsese, the program celebrates a new beginning for the Republic library, which is currently being restored and returned to wide distribution by Paramount. 

“From the ’30s through the ’50s, the different studio logos at the head of every picture carried their own associations and expectations,” said Martin Scorsese. “And for me, the name Republic over the eagle on the mountain peak meant something special. Republic Pictures was what was known as a ‘poverty row’ studio, but what their pictures lacked in resources and prestige they made up for in inventiveness, surprise, and, in certain cases, true innovation. Among the many ‘B’ pictures produced at Republic in the studio’s heyday, there are so many titles that have been overlooked or forgotten; waiting for decades to be seen again. I’m truly excited that MoMA will be presenting 30 of these films, some in newly restored versions courtesy of Paramount Pictures and The Film Foundation. For two weeks this February and two weeks in August, you need to go to MoMA. I can promise you that you have some discoveries in store.” 

Organized by Dave Kehr, Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art

The exhibition is supported by the Annual Film Fund.

 

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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. 

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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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