What’s more poetic than the wind? The moon comes close I suppose, but I wonder if even the moon can hold a candle to the wind. Read more
As an artist and educator, Kerry Downey has been running programming for MoMA’s Community Partnership program for the past three years–offering free art making experiences across a number of non-profit and community-based audiences. For this blog post, she explores her work with our long-term partners at Abyssinian Development Corporation’s YouthBuild program, Read more
“I’ve come to free the words.” — Brion Gysin, 1960
Poetry is like a perfume—or body odor—slithering between cracks in the wall, wafting under shut doorways, stealthily sneaking in the back door unnoticed. Read more
These notes accompany screenings of Experimental French Documentaries on February 27 and 28, and March 1 in Theater 3.
What treasures do think you’d find if you spent months digging through MoMA’s Library collection? Just ask artist Xaviera Simmons! Xaviera is mining MoMA to trace the Museum’s history with political action through gesture. What does this mean? Read more
MoMA’s Jackson Pollock Conservation Project: One: Number 31, 1950—Characterizing the Paint Surface Part 1
In our last post, we took a closer look at the variety of visual effects Pollock was able to achieve with his painting technique. We also observed some passages of paint that don’t appear to fit the typical characteristics of poured house paint. So we set out to investigate this seeming inconsistency. Read more
I may be a film curator, but I certainly haven’t seen every film ever made. First, such an aspiration is impossible. When do you do the laundry? Second, discovering a film one has not yet seen is too much fun to give up. Read more
Back in the fall of 2012, I wrote a post highlighting the Roving Gallery Guide initiative piloted by the Department of Education staff last summer. Recently, MoMA’s freelance educators completed their own interventions. Read more
On January 30, Kelly Nipper debuted her piece, Tessa Pattern Takes A Picture, in MoMA’s Titus 2 Theater. The performance featured Japanther (Ian Vanek and Matt Reilly), and Marissa Ruazol (dancing in characteristic Nipper attire [pictured]).
Leora: I want to tell you how much has stayed with me since last week’s performances. It feels like I can access the entire duration in my memory, which is not altogether typical of my experience of either rock shows or dance performance. Since our space is limited, I’d like to jump in, describe what I saw, and ask you a related question. Read more