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INSIDE/OUT: A MoMA/MoMA PS1 BLOG

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July 20, 2012  |  Warm Up
D3, Terrence Parker, and L.I.E.S. Bring the Heat to Warm Up 2012

Warm Up, July 14, 2012. Photo: Loren Wohl

Terrance Parker at Warm Up, July 14, 2012. Photo: Imogene Strauss

After last week’s Warm Up kickoff, you’d be surprised to hear that week two could bring the heat again. Luckily, though the weather was a few degrees cooler, the crowd and the performers were still on fire. Read more

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Unaccompanied Minors: From Feeding the Baby to the Hollow City

Last year my colleagues Juliet Kinchin and Aidan O’Connor invited me to think about organizing a discrete film exhibition in conjunction with their gallery exhibition, Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000. Read more

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Unpacking Fluxus: The Unruly Stamp

A postage stamp is a small, government-issued square of paper adhered to mail in order to enable its circulation. An artist’s stamp, in the simplest of terms, is an object that is related to a postage stamp in either its form or content, but which does not necessarily help deliver a letter. Read more

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July 17, 2012  |  Artists, Ecstatic Alphabets
Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language: A Q&A with Dexter Sinister, Part 2

Today’s post is a continuation of a Q&A with Dexter Sinister, the artist collective that contributed to the exhibition Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language (on view until August 27). In the previous post, they discussed their contribution to the show: the third issue of their journal Bulletins of The Serving Library doubling as the exhibition catalogue, plus a trailer. Here is the next part of the conversation… Read more

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July 17, 2012  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Arne Sucksdorff’s The Great Adventure

The Great Adventure. 1953. Sweden. Directed by Arne Sucksdorff


These notes accompany the screenings of Arne Sucksdorff’s The Great Adventure (along with a pair of short films) on July 18, 19, and 20.

And now for something completely different! Over the past several weeks we have looked at films that seem to be definitive statements of the worldview of major artists Read more

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MoMA at Rio+20: Museum as Design Laboratory

Installation view of Museum as Design Laboratory: MoMA and the Art of Advocacy at Rio Centro Conference Centre, Pavilion One, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph by Leo Finotti. © 2012 The Museum of Modern Art


By now nearly everyone concerned is frustrated by the lack of concrete outcomes at the United Nations’ Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development—and the lack of firm resolve on the part of most of the participating national governments. Read more

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July 13, 2012  |  Do You Know Your MoMA?
Do You Know Your MoMA? 7/13/12

How well do you know your MoMA? If you think you can identify the artist and title of each of these works—all currently on view in the Painting and Sculpture and Contemporary galleries—please submit your answers by leaving a comment on this post. We’ll provide the answers next month (on Friday, August 10). Read more

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July 13, 2012  |  Warm Up
Heat, Beats, and Todd Terry: Warm Up 2012 Gets Off to a Fast Start

Warm Up 2012 at MoMA PS1, July 7, 2012. Photo: Loren Wohl

MoMA PS1′s Warm Up 2012 kicked off with Arca ft. HBA; Trust (Live); Nguzunguzu; Light Asylum (Live); and Todd Terry pulling in a huge crowd that was eager, despite the heat, to celebrate some amazing artists on opening day. Read more

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July 12, 2012  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Surface and Light: Liz Deschenes

Liz Deschenes. Moiré #25. 2009. Chromogenic color print, 54 1/16 x 40 1/8″ (137.3 x 101.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fund for the Twenty-First Century. © 2012 Liz Deschenes

Moiré (from a French textile description) occurs when two patterns (meshes, concentric rings, grids, etc.) are overlaid, creating visual interference at their intersections. Read more

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July 11, 2012  |  MoMA PS1, YAP
Meet Wendy

HWKN’s Wendy, winning design of Young Architects Program 2012. Image courtesy of HWKN. © Iwan Baan

Our project for the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program is about redefining the boundaries of architecture. It is a proactive participant in the city’s ecology thanks to a skin that collects NO2 from the air—to the equivalent of taking 260 cars off of the road. Read more