Just in time to lighten up your wardrobe—now that the temperature is finally above 50 degrees—MoMA is pleased to announce a new collaboration with UNIQLO, offering a range of wearable designs, including tees and totes, featuring artwork by Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Keith Haring, among others. Selected pieces are available directly from the MoMA Stores (including MoMAstore.org), as well as from UNIQLO. Also in the spirit of the season, check out curator Sarah Suzuki’s blog post about a special bunny in the collection. Happy spring!
• All week long, MoMA Art Lab: Movement presents special programs for kids of all ages, including family-friendly films, design workshops focusing on making robots and vehicles, and drawing activities. Space is limited for some offerings; see MoMA.org for more info.
• Tonight (April 14), the Department of Media and Performance Art presents illlummminnnatttionnnsssss!!!!!!!, a performance by artists Simone Forti and Charlemagne Palestine that restages their collaborative work of composition for piano and improvised dance from 1971. Tickets can be purchased on MoMA.org.
• On Wednesday (April 16), MoMA’s film retrospective of director Marco Bellocchio’s 50-year-career kicks off with a screening of The Wedding Director (2006). Bellocchio and actress Maya Sansa will introduce the film.
• The third and final Design and Violence debate takes place on Thursday (April 17), this time focusing on Temple Grandin’s “serpentine ramp,” a slaughterhouse design modification that attempts stress reduction and a more humane death for animals. Professor Gary L. Francione and editor/author/director Nicola Twilley deliver the debate motions.
• The Museum’s major retrospective of Sigmar Polke opens to the public on Saturday (April 19)! Go see the exhibition, then join us for a special evening with artist Christof Kohlhöfer, who introduces a screening of The Whole Body Feels Light and Wants to Fly…, a film he made with Polke in 1969.
• Sunday (April 20) is the last day to catch a film from Vienna Unveiled: A City in Cinema. Classic and contemporary titles like Paul Fejös’s Ray of Sunshine or Ulrike Ottinger’s Prater offer a perfect way to escape on a Sunday afternoon.