Advance Schedule of Exhibitions for MoMA & MoMA PS1

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Catalan Cinema’s Radical Years, 1968–1978

October 25, 2018–November 10, 2018

 

This series traces 10 revolutionary years in the history of Catalan cinema: the period between 1968 and 1978, when the fate of Spain—and Catalonia’s place in it—lay in the balance. The death of General Francisco Franco on November 20, 1975, and the ascension of Juan Carlos I to the throne made possible the nation’s transition from brutal dictatorship to fragile democracy. The Catalan language, after nearly a half-century of censorship, could once again be expressed freely in the streets and in the arts.

Filmmakers who during the last years of dictatorship had risked their lives by shooting clandestinely or by encoding their scripts with politically subversive ideas responded to a newfound freedom after 1976 with work that continues to excite and provoke. The exhibition, drawn entirely from the archives of the Filmoteca de Catalunya, spans the decade from the radicalism of 1968 to the first democratic elections in 1977 and the writing of the Constitution of Spain the following year. It includes films by Pere Portabella, Antoni Ribas, and others that explore the legacy of the Spanish Civil War, the surge of immigrants into Barcelona and other cities in Catalonia from other parts of Spain, Catalan national identity, the clash of dissident movements, feminist and class struggle, and sexual liberation.

Program descriptions are written by Esteve Riambau. All films courtesy of the Filmoteca de Catalunya.

Organized by Esteve Riambau, Director, Filmoteca de Catalunya, and Joshua Siegel, Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.

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Projects 195: Park McArthur

October 27, 2018–December 16, 2018

 

Park McArthur makes work that often responds to the institutional and architectural context of exhibition spaces. Projects 195: Park McArthur takes shape against the background of the Museum’s ongoing west-end expansion, which is scheduled for completion in 2019 and will add gallery space in an adjacent, newly developed tower with 145 private luxury apartments above the Museum.

McArthur worked with a fabricator to produce a modular, stainless steel structure which will be rearranged several times over the course of the exhibition. It doubles as an exploratory proposal for a mixed-use building with artist studios, a public gallery, and below-market apartments for disabled and non-disabled people who mutually receive and provide care. Also comprising works on paper, and visual descriptions available on MoMA Audio, Projects 195 focuses on the social realities behind the architectural facts of scale and site.

While this presentation is number 109 in the Projects series, the artist changed this count to 195, as MoMA held 86 Projects exhibitions before introducing the numbering system. A work in its own right, this alteration draws attention to the Museum’s standardized institutional language, which McArthur has compared to “a frame through which the exhibition arrives”—it contains the work and shapes how we view it.

Organized by Magnus Schaefer, Assistant Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, with Tara Keny, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Elaine Dannheisser Projects Series is made possible in part by the Elaine Dannheisser Foundation and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.

MoMA Audio is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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Modern Matinees: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

November 01, 2018–December 28, 2018

 

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (1909–2000), scion of swashbuckling silent-era megastar Douglas Fairbanks, was destined to become a movie star, but he had to get there on his own terms. Fairbanks, Jr. was born in New York City and made his first credited film appearance in 1923 in Joseph Henaberry’s Stephen Steps Out, now considered a lost film. An attempt to exploit his famous last name and connect the unsophisticated teenager with his father’s valiant screen image, it wasn’t a success. His early projects at Paramount were underwhelming as well, and the studio soon dropped him. Realizing he needed to forge his own path in Hollywood, Fairbanks got to work and accepted whatever roles came his way.

His dedication, not to mention elegant good looks and aristocratic comportment, Fairbanks eventually opened doors at at First National and Warner Bros., in films such as The Dawn Patrol (1930) and Little Caesar (1931). As the Great Depression caught hold in the United States, even the film studios were inclined to institute austerity policies; in 1934 Warner Bros. asked their stars to take a 50% pay cut. Fairbanks refused and, a lifelong Anglophile, decamped to Great Britain, where he found work. Returning to Hollywood in 1937, he costarred in hits like The Prisoner of ZendaThe Young in Heart (1938), and the iconic Gunga Din(1939).

During WWII, Fairbanks enlisted as a reserve officer in the United States Navy, and soon became interested in the then-unfamiliar wartime practice of “military deception”—deceiving the enemy by dissembling critical maneuvers. These tactics, undertaken by a force called the Beach Jumpers, were especially useful in amphibious battles in the South of France. Fairbanks was eventually awarded the Navy’s Legion of Merit award and became a Lieutenant Commander.

After returning from duty, Fairbanks remained active in film and television through 1989; his final feature film appearance was in Ghost Story (1981). This sweeping view of his career is drawn mainly from MoMA’s collection.

Organized by Anne Morra, Associate 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 (AICP), 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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Marie Losier: Just A Million Dreams

November 01, 2018–November 11, 2018

The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters

The Museum of Modern Art presents a mid-career retrospective celebrating French artist and experimental filmmaker Marie Losier, from November 1 through 11, 2018. Marie Losier: Just a Million Dreams highlights two dozen short films and two feature length films made over the last 15 years, seen together for the first time. Losier’s anticipated second feature, Cassandro the Exotico!—a portrait of the titular gender-bending lucha libre icon—premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in the ACID section, and opens the MoMA series in its American premiere. Best known for poetic 16mm film portraits of avant-garde musicians and filmmakers that transcend documentary conventions, Losier is dedicated to analog 16mm filmmaking in a digital age, shooting, editing, and often producing films entirely herself. The series also celebrates the recent addition of 19 of Losier’s films to the Museum’s collection, as part of MoMA’s ongoing commitment to contemporary moving-image work. 

A longtime New York resident, Losier arrived in 1994 to study painting and quickly fell into the orbit of luminaries who would later appear in her pictures: she designed props for Richard Foreman and learned to shoot 16mm with Mike Kuchar at the Millennium Film Workshop (all the while beginning to curate screenings around town). For Losier, these intergenerational connections go hand in hand with a boundless urge to create art with others through films that channel the unfettered spirit of artistic creation. Replete with physical comedy reminiscent of silent cinema and campy fantasy in the tradition of Jack Smith, Losier’s cinema is, above all, rooted in performance. Losier’s highly personal body of work, ranging from intimate portraits to rollicking performance films with costumes and sets created by the artist, music videos, and genre-inflected narratives, is unified by her intuitive attention to rhythm and handmade compositions.

Marie Losier: Just A Million Dreams is organized by Sophie Cavoulacos, Assistant Curator, Department of Film.

The exhibition is supported in part by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.

Additional support 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 (AICP), 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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The Contenders 2018

November 07, 2018–January 08, 2019

 

The Museum of Modern Art announces its selection of the boldest films of 2018 for the 11th year of The Contenders, running November 7, 2018, through January 8, 2019. MoMA’s annual end-of-year series offers audiences the unique opportunity to peer behind the industry curtain, with special presentations that often feature revealing post-screening conversations with filmmakers and actors. Tickets for the MoMA screenings go on sale two weeks prior to each screening at 9:30 a.m. at The Museum of Modern Art and online at moma.org. More information forthcoming.

Organized by the Department of Film.

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