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January 30, 2013  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions, Fluxus
Exhibiting Fluxus: Mapping Hi Red Center in Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde
Tokyo 1955-70: A New Avant-Garde

Installation view of entrance to Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde at The Museum of Modern Art, November 19, 2012–February 25, 2013. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Fluxus currents flow throughout the exhibition Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde, not only in the graphic scores discussed in my last blog post, but also in a section devoted to the experimental art collective Hi Red Center. Read more

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January 29, 2013  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Billy Wilder’s Witness for the Prosecution
film Marlene Dietrich Witness for the Prosecution. 1957. USA. Directed by Billy Wilder

Witness for the Prosecution. 1957. USA. Directed by Billy Wilder

These notes accompany screenings of Billy Wilder’s Witness for the Prosecution on January 30, 31, and February 1 in Theater 3.

Samuel (Billy) Wilder (1906–2002) once expressed a wish that he could spend his 100th birthday at The Museum of Modern Art Read more

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January 25, 2013  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Publications
For the sake of thought: Provoke, 1968–1970

Provoke (Purovōku) was an experimental magazine founded by photographers Yutaka Takanashi and Takuma Nakahira, critic Koji Taki, and writer Takahiko Okada in 1968. The magazine’s subtitle read as: shisō no tame no chōhatsuteki shiryō (Provocative documents for the sake of thought). Photographer Daido Moriyama is most often associated with the publication, but Moriyama did not join the magazine until the second issue. Read more

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1913: Vasily Kandinsky’s Klänge (Sounds)

MoMA’s celebration of the landmark year 1913 continues with the third in a series of videos highlighting important works from 1913 in the Museum’s collection. Read more

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January 24, 2013  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids, MoMA Stores
Children’s Author Events Return to the MoMA Design Store in Soho

Photo: Michael Nagle

Photo: Michael Nagle

Back by popular demand, Children’s Author Events at the MoMA Design Store connect children with beloved authors whose imaginative stories come to life through readings and interactive workshops. Read more

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January 24, 2013  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Avant-Abstraction: Kupka and Mondrian Represent
Piet Mondrian (Dutch, 1872–1944). Chrysanthemum. 1906. Charcoal on paper, 14 1/4 x 9 5/8" (36.2 x 24.5 cm). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Armand P. Bartos

Piet Mondrian. Chrysanthemum. 1906. Charcoal on paper, 14 1/4 x 9 5/8″ (36.2 x 24.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Armand P. Bartos

Among the groundbreaking artists included in the exhibition Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925, currently on view in MoMA’s sixth-floor galleries, are František Kupka (Czech, 1871–1957) and Piet Mondrian (Dutch, 1872–1944). Like the other luminaries represented in the show, beginning in the second decade of the 20th century, Kupka and Mondrian jettisoned figuration and pioneered an art of pure form. Read more

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January 23, 2013  |  Collection & Exhibitions
On Loan: Richard Artschwager’s Interior #2
Richard Artschwager. Untitled from the Rubber Stamp Portfolio, 1976.

Richard Artschwager. Untitled from the Rubber Stamp Portfolio. 1976. Rubber stamp. Publisher: Parasol Press, New York. Edition: 1,000. Gift of Parasol Press, Ltd. and the Publications Department of The Museum of Modern Art. © 2013 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Door, window, table, basket, mirror, rug. These six simple elements—found in many a living room and throughout the glossy pages of any home furnishing catalogue—are the components of a series that Richard Artschwager began creating in 1974. Read more

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January 22, 2013  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Douglas Sirk’s The Tarnished Angels
film The Tarnished Angels. 1958. USA. Directed by Douglas Sirk

The Tarnished Angels. 1958. USA. Directed by Douglas Sirk

These notes accompany screenings of Douglas Sirk’s The Tarnished Angels on January 23, 24, and 25 in Theater 3.

I’ve always considered Douglas Sirk (1900–1987) a bit problematic. Read more

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MoMA Celebrates 1913: Robert Delaunay’s Simultaneous Contrasts: Sun and Moon

MoMA’s celebration of the landmark year 1913 continues with the second in a series of videos highlighting important works from 1913 in the Museum’s collection. Read more

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Louise Bourgeois: Spider Bytes
A finished diagram on the site with notes describing how these works are instructed to appear

A finished diagram on the site with notes about underlying data

MoMA’s recently launched website, Louise Bourgeois: The Complete Prints & Books, seems to effortlessly reveal Bourgeois’s creative process. You might not suspect that a highly organized sea of intricate data lives behind that elegant design. Read more