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This Longing Vessel:
Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2019–20

December 10, 2020 – March 14, 2021

MoMA PS1

In the second year of a multi-part collaboration, The Studio Museum in Harlem will present its annual Artist-in-Residence exhibition at MoMA PS1. This Longing Vessel will feature new work by the 2019–20 cohort of the Studio Museum’s foundational residency program, artists E. Jane (b. 1990, Bethesda, MD), Naudline Pierre (b. 1989, Leominster, MA), and Elliot Reed (b. 1992, Milwaukee, WI). With practices spanning new media, performance, and painting, this collaborative exhibition enacts a radical intimacy: a “vessel” to hold and be held as we stand within the museum space. In “longing,” the works shown here find the intersection between queerness and blackness as a waypoint: one to yearn from, to reach toward, to leap beyond.  This Longing Vessel troubles and excites ways of seeing, seeking new language for the building  of extraordinary futures.

Organized by Legacy Russell, Associate Curator, Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem; with Yelena Keller, Curatorial Assistant, The Studio Museum in Harlem; and Josephine Graf, Curatorial Assistant, MoMA PS1.

The exhibition at MoMA PS1 is made possible by generous support from the Tom Slaughter Exhibition Fund and the MoMA PS1 Annual Exhibition Fund.

The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Artist-in-Residence program is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Kiki Smith; the Jerome Foundation; the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Howardena D. Pindell; 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.