January 30, 2012  |  Print Studio
This Week at Print Studio: IRWIN, NSK Passport Office, New York

NSK Passport, 1993. Photo courtesy of IRWIN

Fancy claiming citizenship of a state in time? Wednesday–Friday, February 1–3, Print Studio will become IRWIN, NSK Passport Office, New York. NSK, which stands for Neue Slowenische Kunst, or “New Slovenian Art” in German, is a Slovenian political-art organization Read more

Behind the Scenes from Zagreb

Sanja Iveković. Tragedija Jedne Venere (Tragedy of a Venus). Zagreb: Galerija suvremene umjetnosti, 1976

This short account is meant to give a brisk bibliographic tour of a few routes that lead to the current MoMA Library exhibition Scenes from Zagreb: Artists Publications of the New Art Practice. Read more

January 26, 2012  |  Print Studio
Opening Day at Print Studio

This display wall features Print Studio editions made on day one.

Print Studio opened on Monday, January 23—and right away visitors began arriving to make the first prints. Having spent much of last week installing graphics, printing equipment, and furniture into the mezzanine of MoMA’s Education and Research Building Read more

January 24, 2012  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Design
Suited for Subversion…and Peace, Love, and Understanding

Ralph Borland. Suited for Subversion. 2002. Nylon-reinforced PVC, padding, speaker, and pulse reader. Fund for the Twenty-First Century. Photos by Ralph Borland and Pieter Hugo

Ralph Borland designed Suited for Subversion as a protest tool that could provide protection from police batons during protest events, and at the same time serve to creatively disarm any baton wielders that protesters might confront. Read more

January 20, 2012  |  Five for Friday
Five for Friday: This Is New York

I bore myself (and many others, I’m sure) with how often I mention that I grew up in New York City and how much it’s changed over the years—also, did you happen to know about A and have you gone to B yet or eaten at C—and OMG don’t ever D at E because insert lengthy anecdote here. Read more

Inviting Consultants to the Design Table

The Museum of Modern Art and The Buell Center invited a series of team participants and observers who attended workshops for MoMA’s exhibition Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream—which opens in February—to reflect on the project. Here are thoughts from Zak Kostura Read more

January 18, 2012  |  Events & Programs
Art Underground: Teens Explore the Artist’s Life

Anna Deavere Smith, Letters to a Young Artist, front cover.

What is an artist’s life like? This year, teens in MoMA’s Art Underground free Friday night program are looking at how artists we love lived, while discovering their own creative existence. Read more

January 17, 2012  |  Events & Programs, Print Studio, Print/Out
Welcome to Print Studio

Kristin Lucas. This is inadmissible. July 2011 Task. Image: Kristin Lucas

Next Monday, January 23 is the opening of Print Studio, an interactive space were MoMA visitors are invited to explore the evolution of artistic practices relating to the medium of print. Read more

January 13, 2012  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions, Fluxus
Case Study: William Pope.L Interprets Fluxkit

Last month, artist William Pope.L spent a day at MoMA, exploring the collections of artists’ multiples on view in Thing/Thought: Fluxus Editions, 1962–1978. While he was here, he produced the above performance video, which incorporates the Fluxkit to incredibly humorous effect. Read more

Checking in on Holding Pattern

View of Holding Pattern installation in MoMA PS1 courtyard. Summer 2011. Photo by Interboro Partners

We thought it might be a good time to check in on Holding Pattern, our project for the 2011 Young Architects Program. Holding Pattern was deinstalled from the MoMA PS1 courtyard four months ago, but the deinstallation didn’t mark the end of the project—just the start of its second phase. Read more