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First Year of Media and Performance Programming For New State-of-the-Art Studio

The Museum of Modern Art

The inaugural program for the Marie-Joseé and Henry Kravis Studio that will open with the newly-expanded MoMA on October 21, 2019 includes a presentation of Rainforest V (Variation 1) by David Tudor and Composers Inside Electronics;  commissions by Adam Linder and Shahryar Nashat; Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver’s Cinematic Illumination;  two new series: Studio Now and Studio Sound; and a Studio Residency with Okwui Okpokwasili. Rounding out the Museum’s presentation of media and performance, the first installation in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium following the Museum’s reopening will be a multimedia work by Haegue Yang.

The Studio is a new live space dedicated to performance, music, sound, spoken word, and expanded approaches to the moving image. Since MoMA’s founding, the Museum has shown a commitment to dance and the performing arts through its collection and exhibition programming. It has been a bold innovator in positioning live art within broader narratives of art history. Situated at the heart of the Museum, within the collection gallery circuit on the fourth floor, the Studio is the world’s first dedicated space for performance, process, and time-based art to be centrally integrated within the galleries of a major international Museum. This new space will be a fundamental element in MoMA’s efforts to frame its collection as a living history for both collection-responsive programming and new commissions by established and emerging artists. The program aims to enrich histories of modern and contemporary art, while at the same time offering a key platform to support artists in creating new possibilities for engaging with audiences and experimenting with new art forms.

 

Media and Performance at MoMA is made possible by Hyundai Card.

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First year Studio Residency artist Okwui Okpokwasili, Poor People’s TV Room (solo). Performed at Lincoln Center Atrium 2015. Photo by Caitlin McCarthy

David Tudor. Rainforest V (Variation 1). 1973–2015. Twenty objects, sound. Dimensions variable. Realized by Composers Inside Electronics, Inc. (John Driscoll, Phil Edelstein, and Matt Rogalsky). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Committee on Media and Performance Art Funds. © 2018 David Tudor and Composers Inside Electronics Inc. Courtesy BROADWAY 1602 UPTOWN & HARLEM, New York

David Tudor. Rainforest V (Variation 1). 1973–2015. Twenty objects, sound. Dimensions variable. Realized by Composers Inside Electronics, Inc. (John Driscoll, Phil Edelstein, and Matt Rogalsky). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Committee on Media and Performance Art Funds. © 2018 David Tudor and Composers Inside Electronics Inc. Courtesy BROADWAY 1602 UPTOWN & HARLEM, New York

Reetu Sattar. Still from Harano Sur (Lost Tune), 2017-2018. Video (color, sound). Co-commissioned by Samdani Art Foundation and the Liverpool Biennial in association with the New North New South and the Archaeology of the Final Decade. Courtesy the artist.

Reetu Sattar. Still from Harano Sur (Lost Tune), 2017-2018. Video (color, sound). Co-commissioned by Samdani Art Foundation and the Liverpool Biennial in association with the New North New South and the Archaeology of the Final Decade. Courtesy the artist.

Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver. Cinematic Illumination. 1968-69. Installation view, Japanese Expanded Cinema: Revisited, Tokyo Photographic Museum, 2017.

Haegue Yang. Sonic Coupe Copper – Enclosed Unity from the installation Handles. 2019. Powder-coated steel stand, powder-coated metal grid, ball-bearing, brass-plated bells, metal rings, casters. 212 x 110 x 110 cm. © Haegue Yang. Image courtesy Haegue Yang.