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Preoccupations:
A Jamie Nares Retrospective

May 23, 2024 – June 02, 2024

The Museum of Modern Art

Jamie Nares has produced visual art in a variety of mediums—painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, performance, film, and video. Initially a kind of adjunct to her art making, Nares’s moving-image work grew, as Nares put it, “to accommodate multiple genres, from document to documentary, magic realist drama to travelog,” along with the epic no wave costume feature Rome 78. Presented in collaboration with the artist, this comprehensive retrospective encompasses film and video works created over five decades—including the premieres of the new pieces Building and Love, Paul—providing, in the artist’s words, “a key of sorts to the map of her preoccupations.”

 

Organized by Ron Magliozzi, Curator, Department of Film.

 

Film at MoMA is made possible by CHANEL.

Additional support is provided by the Annual Film Fund. Leadership support for the Annual Film Fund is provided by Debra and Leon D. Black, with major contributions from the Triad Foundation, Inc., The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), The Young Patrons Council of The Museum of Modern Art, and by Karen and Gary Winnick.

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Pendulum. 1976. USA. Directed by Jamie Nares. Courtesy of the Kasmin Gallery

Piano. 1991. Directed by Jamie Nares. Courtesy of the artist

Lighthouse. 1991. Directed by Jamie Nares. Courtesy of the artist

Poles. 1976. Directed by Jamie Nares. Courtesy of the artist

Primary Function. 2007. Directed by Jamie Nares. Courtesy of the artist

Riding with Michaux. 2008. Directed by Jamie Nares. Courtesy of the artist

Steel Rod. 1976. Directed by Jamie Nares. Courtesy of the artist

The Daily Torture. 2017. Directed by Jamie Nares. Courtesy of the artist

Thread. 2010. Directed by Jamie Nares. Courtesy of the artist

Game. 1975. Directed by Jamie Nares. Courtesy of the artist

Globe. 2007. Directed by Jamie Nares. Courtesy of the artist

Arm and Hammer. 1976. Directed by Jamie Nares. Courtesy of the artist

Roof. 1975. Directed by Jamie Nares. Courtesy of the artist

Waiting for the Wind. 1982. Directed by Jamie Nares. Courtesy of the artist

To Make a Prairie. 2010. Directed by Jamie Nares. Courtesy of the artist

Giotto Circle #2. 1990. Directed by Jamie Nares. Courtesy of the artist