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“There are no hierarchies when it comes to the experience of art. A work of art can resonate with visitors inside the gallery, while waiting in line to drop off their coats, or having a coffee. Art is part of life.” —Yasmil Raymond #MoMAMagazine sat down with curator @yasmil.raymond on her last day at MoMA to reflect on inviting artists to create works for the Museum's public spaces. Read more at link in bio. --- [Philippe Parreno, Echo (detail), 2019. Commissioned on the occasion of The Museum of Modern Art’s 2019 reopening, courtesy the artist; Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels; Esther Schipper, Berlin; and Pilar Corrias, London. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Noah Kalina]
“I believe pictures reveal themselves over time. Go back and back and the good ones keep on giving.” —Steve Martin In the latest episode of #TheWayISeeIt, a new radio series from MoMA and @BBCthree, the actor, comedian, writer, musician, and art collector sees a painting evolve over time. Find the full episode at link in bio.
The Nairobi and London–based artist #MichaelArmitage cites each city as crucial to his creative practice. The paintings presented in “Projects 110: Michael Armitage” evidence the pull of East African culture not only in Armitage’s visual vocabulary—memories of Kenya merged with media depictions of East Africa—but in his use of lubugo, a fabric of Ugandan origins made from fig-tree bark, in lieu of canvas. Through these compositions, Armitage considers how political reportage, African bodies, and the body politic circulate within systems of global capital, highlighting the fraught relationship between Africa and the West. See the exhibition through January 20. Learn more at link in bio. #ProjectsArmitage --- [Installation view of the exhibition “Projects 110: Michael Armitage,” October 21, 2019 - January 20, 2020. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Digital Image © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Noah Kalina]
A screening of the late artist #AgnesVarda’s final film, Varda by Agnès—part master-class, part poem, all Agnès—kicked off #MoMAContenders last week. The annual series showcases the most influential films from the past year, hand-selected by the Museum's Department of Film. Whether bound for awards glory or destined to become a cult classic, each of these films is a contender for lasting historical significance, and any true cinephile will want to catch them on the big screen. See the full line up and get your tickets at link in bio. #MoMAFilm
“There’s a piece of me in every single part I’ve ever played, because I couldn’t play it if I couldn’t find that. They all deserve a voice, and I think how they are similar is that it’s taken a long time for women to know they’re entitled to a voice in this world, so I’ve been discovering my own through these amazing women.” —@LauraDern --- This year’s #MoMAFilmBenefit paid tribute to #LauraDern. Over a career spanning more than four decades, the Academy Award-nominated actress has starred in movies ranging from David Lynch outfits like “Blue Velvet” (1986) to the “Jurassic Park” franchise. MoMA’s vast film collection includes five of Dern’s films, including “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” (1975), “Wild at Heart” (1990), “A Perfect World” (1993), “Citizen Ruth” (1996), and “99 Homes” (2014). --- A special thank you to @chanelofficial for supporting the evening’s festivities. All proceeds benefit #MoMAFilm’s programming and exhibitions, and support the acquisition and preservation of key film works. -- (L-R) Naomi Watts, Laura Dern, and Gwendoline Christie attend MoMA’s Twelfth Annual Film Benefit Presented By CHANEL Honoring Laura Dern on November 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for MoMA).
Tonight is the 12th annual #MoMAFilmBenefit, honoring @lauradern! Follow our Stories for live shots from the red carpet and the evening’s highlights. —- #LauraDern turned heads on the small screen this year when she reprised her role as Renata Klein in season two of #BigLittleLies @biglittlelies
We're proud to offer U.S. veterans, active military, and their families free admission to the Museum for #VeteransDay today. -- This 1941 poster by Joseph Binder reflects the Austrian-born designer's ethos to create "an expression of contemporary civilization reduced to its simplest forms for instantaneous visual communication." He emigrated to the United States in 1934 and won many awards for his poster designs, including national competitions sponsored by MoMA for the United States Army, the United Nations, and the American Red Cross. During his career, Binder also served as art director for the U.S. Navy. -- [Joseph Binder, Air Corps U.S. Army, 1941.]
On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, #MoMAMagazine takes a moment to reflect on art made in its wake. For his 1968 work "B 52 Lipstick Bomber," Wolf Vostell used a widely-circulated photograph of a Boeing B-52, built to carry nuclear weapons for Cold War–era deterrence missions, and also used in the escalating Vietnam conflict. Such an image surely resonated with Vostell, who as a teenager had witnessed Allied bombings in his native Germany. Instead of bombs, the plane here drops lipstick tubes, pointing to the consumerist fallout of capitalism in a way that either eroticizes munitions, or militarizes commodities. Read more at link in bio. --- [Wolf Vostell, B 52 Lipstick Bomber, 1968. © 2019 Wolf Vostell / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.]
Energy is the indispensable fuel of life for all species. For humans, it has become almost an addiction. #EnergyMoMA explores how we've devoured energy—and how design can help us conserve it. The exhibition is made possible by @Allianz, MoMA’s partner for design and innovation. Learn more at mo.ma/energy. --- [Installation views of the exhibition “Energy,” October 21, 2019 - January 26, 2020. Digital Image © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp.]
Rulebreakers, now on view. #newMoMA
Salvador Dalí and other guests marvel at a sculpture by Alexander Calder at the 1939 opening of the new MoMA building at 11 West 53rd Street. In honor of MoMA’s 90th anniversary today, @michelleelligott, Chief of Archives, Library, and Research Collections, dives into the archives to see how the Museum celebrated its first landmark 10th birthday. See more at link in bio! #newMoMA #TBT --- [Images, from left: Guests including Salvador Dalí and others with a sculpture by Alexander Calder at the opening of the new MoMA building designed by Philip L. Goodwin and Edward Durell Stone at 11 West 53rd Street, May 1939. Photo: Eliot Elisofon. Photographic Archive, MoMA Activities; Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), upon its acquisition, 1939. From left: John Hay Whitney, Lily Emmet Cushing, A. Conger Goodyear, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Jeanie Sheppard, Edsel Ford, and Elizabeth Bliss Parkinson. A. Conger Goodyear Scrapbooks, 52; Façade, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1939. Photo: Eliot Elisofon. Photographic Archive. All images are from The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York.]
Happy birthday to... MoMA! The Museum turns 90 today, but we're as spry as ever. Join us tonight for First Thursdays, a chance every month to explore the #newMoMA's expanded galleries and new season of exhibitions after hours. We're open until 9:00 p.m. Plan your visit at mo.ma/firstthursdays (link in bio). --- [Claes Oldenburg, Floor Cake, 1962. © 2017 Claes Oldenburg. Photo by Jonathan Muzikar.]
In the final episode of this season's At the Museum, cherished works return to the walls of the galleries in brand new frames, while curators and artists watch the completion of the reinstallation. After being closed for four months, the #newMoMA reopens its doors to the public. Watch all of At the Museum season 2 on youtube.com/moma.
"Did the 'W' in his name etch the first / winged symbol as indigenous signs / & masks rooted in black soil?" Read Yusef Komunyakaa's poem inspired by Wifredo Lam’s "The Jungle" on #MoMAMagazine (link in bio). See the painting in the fourth-floor collection galleries. — Wifredo Lam, The Jungle (La Jungla), 1943. © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.
How do artists complicate mainstream news narratives about war? "Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991–2011," now on view at @momaps1, examines one of the defining conflicts of our time. The exhibition features artists working under conditions of war, embargo, and occupation placed in conversation with those responding to these events from afar with urgency and conviction. Learn more about the show at mo.ma/gulfwars (link in bio). #TheaterofOperations
Filmmaker and provocateur John Waters looks at one of his favorite paintings in the #MoMACollection: Lee Lozano’s Untitled (1963)—an eight-foot painting of a hammer. “She looked at every tool sexually, and with anger, and politically, and artistically,” Waters notes, “every possible way you can look at a hammer.” Waters discusses this powerful, emotional, threatening, and phallic work with curator Ann Temkin in the latest episode of #TheWayISeeIt, our new radio series with @bbcradio3. Get the full episode at link in bio. ... Find the first 15 episodes of “The Way I See It” wherever you get your podcasts or visit mo.ma/thewayiseeit.
In the final episode of At the Museum, cherished works return to the walls of the galleries in brand new frames, while curators and artists watch the completion of the reinstallation. After being closed for four months, MoMA reopens its doors to the public. Watch the full episode at link in bio. #newMoMA
David Tudor’s “Rainforest V (variation 1)” inaugurates the Kravis Studio, our new dedicated space for live art. We are so excited for you to experience the media and performance programs that are part of #newMoMA's opening season, including #TudorRainforest, #PopeLNYC, and #HaegueYang. Thanks to @HyundaiCard for making these programs possible as part of The Hyundai Card Performance Series. Find out more about the Studio at mo.ma/thestudio ... [Installation view of “David Tudor and Composers Inside Electronics Inc.: Rainforest V (variation 1),” on view at MoMA from October 21, 2019–January 5, 2020; Installation view of “Haegue Yang: Handles,” on view at MoMA from October 21, 2019–April 12, 2020. Photo by Austin Donohue.; Pope.L., “The Great White Way, 22 miles, 9 years, 1 street.” 2000-09. Performance. © Pope. L. Courtesy of the artists and Mitchell – Innes & Nash, New York.]
🎃Happy Halloween from MoMA! Thank you @maniacpumpkins for brightening our lobby with this incredible jack-o-lantern featuring Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World.
See the #newMoMA after hours—join us for First Thursdays starting November 7, a special evening every month when the Museum is open until 9:00 p.m. Enjoy dinner before—or after—exploring our expanded galleries and opening season of exhibitions. Learn more at mo.ma/firstthursdays (link in bio).