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MOOD: Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2018-19

June 09, 2019 – September 08, 2019

MoMA PS1

As part of a multi-year partnership between The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA PS1, the Studio Museum’s annual Artist-in-Residence exhibition, MOOD, will be on view at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City from June 9–September 8, 2019. MOOD is the inaugural exhibition of this partnership, featuring the work of the Studio Museum’s 2018-19 residents Allison Janae Hamilton (b. 1984, Lexington, KY), Tschabalala Self (b. 1990, New York, NY) , and Sable Elyse Smith (b. 1986, Los Angeles, CA). The exhibition is presented within the three museums’ wide-ranging collaboration while The Studio Museum in Harlem constructs a new building on the site of their longtime home on West 125th Street.

An immersive four-room exhibition, MOOD explores site, place, and time as it relates to American identity and popular culture by resituating the often trending social media hashtag (#mood), which describes moments both profound and banal. MOOD maps out each artist’s psychic landscape, presenting distinct snapshots that travel through and beyond the fabric of digital culture and represent a manifestation of each artist’s perception of the present moment in the United States.

Press Contacts:
The Studio Museum in Harlem: Elizabeth Gwinn, (646) 214-2142 or egwinn@studiomuseum.org

MoMA PS1: Molly Kurzius, (718) 392 6447 or molly_kurzius@moma.org

MOOD is organized by Legacy Russell, Associate Curator, Exhibitions, the Studio Museum, and Hallie Ringle, former Assistant Curator at the Studio Museum (now Hugh Kaul Curator of Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art) with Josephine Graf, Curatorial Assistant, MoMA PS1.

The exhibition at MoMA PS1 is made possible by generous support from John L. Thomson.

The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Artist-in-Residence program is supported by the Robert Lehman Foundation; the Jerome Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; and by endowments established by the Andrea Frank Foundation; the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Trust and Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Additional support is generously provided by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Sable Elyse Smith, Allison Janae Hamilton, and Tschabalala Self. Photo: Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich

Sable Elyse Smith, Spread, 2018. 343 packs of chicken flavor Ramen, thirty-two bricks, 10 1/2 × 30 1/2 × 29 1/2 in. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Adam Reich

Sable Elyse Smith, Weight, 2018. Digital scale, bank issued stack of 100 $1. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Adam Reich

Sable Elyse Smith, Coloring Book 31, 2019. Silkscreen ink and oil sticks on paper, 60 × 50 in. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Adam Reich

Sable Elyse Smith, Coloring Book 34, 2019. Silkscreen ink and oil sticks on paper, 60 × 50 in. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Adam Reich

Sable Elyse Smith, Coloring Book 31, 2019. Silkscreen ink and oil sticks on paper, 60 × 50 in. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Adam Reich

Sable Elyse Smith, Coloring Book 34, 2019. Silkscreen ink and oil sticks on paper, 60 × 50 in. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Adam Reich

Allison Janae Hamilton, Wacissa (still), 2019. Single-channel video projection.
Courtesy the artist.

Allison Janae Hamilton, Wacissa (still), 2019. Single-channel video projection.
Courtesy the artist.

Allison Janae Hamilton, Wacissa (still), 2019. Single-channel video projection.
Courtesy the artist.

Allison Janae Hamilton, Wacissa (still), 2019. Single-channel video projection.
Courtesy the artist.

Allison Janae Hamilton, Wacissa (still), 2019. Single-channel video projection.
Courtesy the artist.

Tschabalala Self, Red Dog, 2019. Fabric, embroidered patch, newsprint, photo-transfer, gouache, acrylic, flashe and painted canvas on canvas, 96 x 84 in. Courtesy the artist and Pilar Corrias Gallery, New York. Photo: Christopher Burke

Tschabalala Self, NYPD, 2019. Painted canvas, fabric, flashe and gouache on canvas, 84 × 72 in. Courtesy Pilar Corrias Gallery, New York. Photo: Christopher Burke.

Tschabalala Self, Milk Chocolate, 2017. Acrylic, watercolor, flash, crayon, colored pencil, oil pastel, pencil, hand-colored photocopy, and hand-colored canvas on canvas, 96 × 84 in. Courtesy Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York. Photo: Zachary Balber