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Greater New York 2021

October 07, 2021 – April 18, 2022

MoMA PS1

Greater New York, MoMA PS1’s signature survey of artists living and working in the New York City area, returns for its fifth edition from October 7, 2021 to April 18, 2022. Delayed one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this iteration offers an intimate portrayal of New York by creating proximity between key—yet often under-examined—histories of art-making and emerging practices. Featuring the work of 47 artists and collectives, Greater New York offers new insights and opens up geographic and historical boundaries by pinpointing both specific and expanded narratives of the local in a city that provokes a multitude of perspectives. Bridging strategies of the documentary and the archive on the one hand, and surrealism and fabulation on the other, the exhibition considers the ways that artists work to record social and personal experiences around belonging and estrangement. Drawing connections across the interdisciplinary practices of international and intergenerational artists, Greater New York examines the many ways that affinities are formed in relation to place and through time. The full artist list is available in the press release linked below.

Organized by a curatorial team led by Ruba Katrib, Curator, PS1 with writer and curator Serubiri Moses, in collaboration with Kate Fowle, Director, PS1 and Inés Katzenstein, Curator of Latin American Art and Director of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America, The Museum of Modern Art.

Greater New York 2021 is made possible with lead support from the Charles E. Culpeper Arts and Culture Program of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Significant support is provided by members of the Greater New Yorkers donor group at MoMA PS1.

Major support is provided by On, the Contemporary Arts Council of the Museum of Modern Art, the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Director’s Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art, and the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation.  

Generous funding is provided by Lise Stolt-Nielsen and the Junior Associates of the Museum of Modern Art.  

Additional support is provided by the Black Arts Council of the Museum of Modern Art.  

Funding is also provided by the Ava Olivia Knoll Fund and the Tom Slaughter Emerging Artists Endowment Fund.

Special thanks to Bark Frameworks and the Billion Oyster Project.

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Installation view of Shanzhai Lyric, Incomplete Poem (2015-ongoing) in Greater New York 2021 on view at MoMA PS1 from October 7, 2021 to April 18, 2022. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo: Noel Woodford

Installation view of Greater New York 2021 on view at MoMA PS1 from October 7, 2021 to April 18, 2022. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo: Noel Woodford

 

Installation view of Greater New York 2021 on view at MoMA PS1 from October 7, 2021 to April 18, 2022. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo: Martin Seck

Installation view of work by E’wao Kagoshima in exhibition Greater New York 2021 on view at MoMA PS1 from October 7, 2021 to April 18, 2022. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo: Martin Seck

Installation view of work by Curtis Cuffie in exhibition Greater New York 2021 on view at MoMA PS1 from October 7, 2021 to April 18, 2022. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo: Noel Woodford

Installation view of work by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa in exhibition Greater New York 2021 on view at MoMA PS1 from October 7, 2021 to April 18, 2022. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo: Martin Seck

Installation view of Alan Michelson, Midden (2021) in Greater New York 2021 on view at MoMA PS1 from October 7, 2021 to April 18, 2022. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo: Noel Woodford

Hiram Maristany. Children in the funeral march of Julio Roldán. 1970. Photograph. Image courtesy the artist

Avijit Halder. Birth. 2018. Pigment print. Image courtesy the artist and Higher Pictures Generation.

Robin Graubard. Selection from Peripheral Vision. 1979 – 2021. Digital c-print. 4 x 6 in. Image courtesy the artist and Office Baroque, Antwerp.

Ahmed Morsi. Green Horse I. 2001. Acrylic on canvas. 90 x 70 x 1 1/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York. © Ahmed Morsi

Luis Frangella. Untitled (Torso and Lyra). c. 1984. Acrylic on vinyl canvas. 110 1/5 x 56 3/10 in. Image courtesy the Estate of Luis Frangella and Galería Cosmocosa.

Nadia Ayari. Jetty I. 2020. Oil on linen. 60 x 60 in. Image courtesy Fundación MEDIANOCHE0. Photo: onwhitewall

E’wao Kagoshima. Untitled. 2013. Graphite, collage and acrylic on paper.  23 1/2 x 18 in..Image courtesy the artist. Photo: Lily Engelmaier

G. Peter Jemison. Indians Have Always Paid The Price. 2005. Paper, crayon, paint, graphite. 30 3/16 × 22 5/8 × 1/4 in. Image courtesy National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution (26/9746). Photo: NMAI Photo Services

Sean-Kierre Lyons. A smart dog is a bad dog and a bad dog is a smart dog. 2021. Acrylic on canvas. 48 x 36 in. Image courtesy Larrie.

Yuji Agematsu. zip: 01.01.20 . . . 12.31.20. 2020. Mixed media in cigarette pack cellophane wrappers on wood backed acrylic shelf, latex paint. Installation dimensions variable. Image courtesy the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York. Photo: Stephen Faught

Shanzhai Lyric. Canal Street Research Association in retail drag. 2020. A history of the area is mapped out in found objects. Pictured here are “Lady Liberty” by Betty Roytburd, a paper rose by Nothing Man, oyster-inspired ceramics by Ruby Chang alongside oyster shell candles, skyscraper souveniers and bootleg perfumes in the form of stilettos walking through the landscape. Image courtesy the artists. Photo: Parker Menzimer

Kayode Ojo. You need to prove to me that I can count on you to be loyal. 2021. ASOS Moss London – Gray Velvet Suit Jacket, ASOS Moss London – Gray Velvet Suit Pants, Liberty Imports Heavy Duty Diecast Metal Stainless Steel Handcuffs with Keys Bulk Party Favors for Police Kids Role Play, Vorage Set of 20 Keyrings with Stainless Steel Key Rings, Carabiner Hooks with Key Fob 25mm (Silver), Ikea Tobias Chairs, Clear Amac Boxes, Mirrors. 45¼ x 70⅞ x 23⅝  in. Courtesy the artist; Sweetwater, Berlin; and Balice Hertling, Paris

Steffani Jemison. Still from Similitude. 2019. Video (color, sound). Image courtesy the artist, Greene Naftali, New York, and Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam

Marie Karlberg. Still from The Good Terrorist. 2021. Video (color, sound). Image courtesy the artist.

Diane Burns. Poetry Spots: Diane Burns reads “Alphabet City Serenade.” 1989. Video (color, sound). Image courtesy Bob Holman, www.poetryspots.com

Greater New York 2021 Curatorial Team (left to right): Serubiri Moses, Ruba Katrib, Kate Fowle, and Inés Katzenstein. Photo: Noel Woodford