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Modern Mondays

January 11, 2021 – May 31, 2021

The Museum of Modern Art

Building upon the Museum’s eight-decade tradition of fostering cinematic innovation and experimentation, Modern Mondays invites artists working in the expanded field of film, video, performance, and sound to present their work in an intimate setting. A platform for both emerging artists and pioneering figures who have changed the way we think about the moving image, this series premieres new projects and rediscovers landmark works. Considering avant-garde narratives from the 21st century, the program also celebrates legacies of influential historical figures in a contemporary context. Each evening presents a unique opportunity for audiences to engage in dialogue with artists, along with curators and other guests.

Fall 2021 program:

The long-running moving-image series Modern Mondays continues in a format curated for MoMA’s Virtual Cinema streaming platform, tapping into dynamic approaches to the moving image, presenting new work from emerging and pioneering artists, and exploring questions of digital connectedness and circulation. Rather than seeking to replace the intimacy of the theater, the program takes on the potential for synergy across MoMA’s physical and digital platforms, hybrid formats, and the ability to connect with viewers beyond the Museum’s walls.

September 13: An Evening with Gregg Bordowitz and Jean Carlomusto                                                                                                                                                              October 25: An Evening with Emilija Škarnulytė



Organized by the Department of Film and the Department of Media and Performance Art.

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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 and by Steven Tisch, with major contributions from The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Karen and Gary Winnick, and The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston.





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Eucharia. In progress. UK/Nigeria/USA. Directed by Zina Saro-Wiwa. Courtesy of the artist.

Lindsay Packer, performance still from light work. Zoom screenshot. 2020. Courtesy of the artist.

Lifting Barbells. 2015. South Korea. Directed by Heecheon Kim. Courtesy the artist.

How to Walk to Manhattan. 2013. USA. Directed by John Wilson. Courtesy the filmmaker.

Moonscape. 2020. Palestine. Directed by Mona Benyamin. As part of an Evening with Habibi Collective.

Untitled image from a work in progress. Jibade-Khalil Huffman. n.d. Courtesy the artist.

Till Death Us Do Part. 1982-87. Theo Eshetu. Two-channel video (color, sound; duration variable), twenty monitors, two clay masks, disco lights, and pew. Digital image courtesy the artist.

Show Me Other Places. 2021. Sri Lanka / USA. Directed by Rajee Samarasinghe. Courtesy the artist.

You The Better. 1983. Directed by Ericka Beckman. Image courtesy the artist

Midnight Snack (Safer Sex Shorts). 1989. Produced by Gregg Bordowitz and Jean Carlomusto for Gay Men’s Health Crisis. Courtesy the New York Public Library AIDS Activist Videotape Collection