August 17, 2012  |  MoMA PS1, Warm Up
Floating Along: Interstellar Travels at MoMA PS1’s Warm Up this Weekend

Warm Up, MoMA PS1, August 11, 2012. Photo: Charles Roussel

After weekend six, we can confirm that Warm Up will not cool down.  Energy was up among the crowd and the artists were on fire.  Read more

August 16, 2012  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Cut and Paste: Works by Franz West and Martha Rosler

Now that Photoshop has enabled complicated image manipulation with the click of a mouse, few of us still resort to using scissors, glue, and a stack of magazines to meet our collaging needs. Throughout the 20th century, however, the technique of collage was an essential strategy for successive generations of artists, from practitioners of Cubism and Dada to Pop art and beyond. Read more

August 15, 2012  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Design
Thanks to Thor: The Story of Tripp Trapp

In 1972, while platform shoes, waistlines, and the first recorded Pong scores were high, a young boy in Norway was feeling, literally, pretty low. Read more

August 15, 2012  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Fluxus
Unpacking Fluxus: Conversing Around the Merch Table with Cory Arcangel

From left: Cory Arcangel in his Brooklyn studio; Cory Arcangel. Sailing (detail). 2010. Website. Image courtesy of Cory Arcangel. ©  2012 Cory Arcangel

This past January computer programmer, web designer, and sculptor Cory Arcangel participated in the exhibition “Thing/Thought: Fluxus Editions, 1962–78,” by creating his own arrangement of a Fluxkit, the signature compilation of objects created by many Fluxus artists held in a black suitcase. Read more

August 14, 2012  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Publications
Space-Hoppers in Glasgow: Century of the Child Book

Cover of the Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000 publication

On the cover of MoMA’s new book, Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000, two boys decked out in astronaut suits hold onto their Space Hoppers. Read more

August 14, 2012  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Jean Renoir’s The Golden Coach

The Golden Coach. 1953. France/Italy. Directed by Jean Renoir

These notes accompany screenings of Jean Renoir’s The Golden Coach on August 15, 16, and 17 in Theater 3.

Critic J. Hoberman was on to something when he linked Jean Renoir’s The Golden Coach with Vincente Minnelli’s The Band Wagon Read more

August 13, 2012  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions, Videos
The Quay Brothers Do Deer

At 8:30 a.m. on August 2, Stephen and Timothy Quay arrived at The Museum of Modern Art conservation lab to complete an installation titled Please Sniff, heralding the Museum’s current landmark retrospective of their work. Read more

August 10, 2012  |  Do You Know Your MoMA?
Do You Know Your MoMA? 8/10/12

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, September 7). Read more

August 10, 2012  |  Warm Up
Critical Mass: Warm Up Hits Attendance Record

Warm Up, MoMA PS1, August 4, 2012. Photo: Loren Wohl

This past weekend, one of the summer’s most anticipated lineups led to a jam-packed afternoon. It was the biggest Warm Up crowd we’ve seen—it marked our highest attendance to date—and one of the all-around strongest lineups from start to finish. Read more

August 10, 2012  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language: A Q&A with Dexter Sinister, Part 4

Here is the final installment of the four-part Q&A with Dexter Sinister, contributing artists to the exhibition Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language, on view in the Museum’s third-floor Special Exhibitions Gallery until August 27, 2012. Read more