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Modern Mondays

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 11: An Evening with Tim Leyendekker

October 25: An Evening with Emilija Škarnulytė

November 8: An Evening with Astria Suparak

December 6: An Evening with Shawné Michaelain Holloway

December 13: An Evening Dedicated to Shigeko Kubota

January 24: An Evening with Christopher Harris

February 7: An Evening with Pepón Osorio

 

 

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

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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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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

Feast. 2021. The Netherlands. Directed by Tim Leyendekker. Courtesy Square Eyes

Emilija Škarnulytė’s No Place Rising, 2015, installed at CAC Vilnius. Photo by Andrej Vasilenko

Ex Machina (dir. Alex Garland, 2014), excerpt of  “Asian futures, without Asians” by Astria Suparak.

Shigeko Kubota. Still from Three Mountains. 1976-79. Four-channel standard-definition video (color, sound; approx. 30 min.), seven cathode-ray tube monitors, plywood, and mirrors, overall dimensions variable. Collection of the Shigeko Kubota Video Art Foundation© 2021 Estate of Shigeko Kubota / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

still/here. 2001. USA. Directed by Christopher Harris. Courtesy the filmmaker

Osorio’s Badge of Honor (Gallery 516). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2021 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Robert Gerhardt