This week’s picks include programs and exhibitions that bring new and wide-ranging perspectives to the fore. Come and see for yourself:
• Expand your horizons! Take a four-week class exploring Space, Time, and Architecture, 1900–1970, beginning on Tuesday, June 10. This course, the first of two parts, explores space-time themes relating to modern architecture through classroom discussions and gallery visits using MoMA’s collection of Cubist, Constructivist, and de Stijl artworks.
• On Wednesday, June 11, the exhibition Sites of Reason: A Selection of Recent Acquisitions opens, featuring works by two generations of contemporary artists, including Sol LeWitt, Richard Serra with Nancy Holt, Allen Ruppersberg, and Eve Fowler, among others.
• Drop in to MoMA Studio: Breathe with Me this week (Thursday, June 12–Sunday, June 14) at 2:30 p.m. to participate in the activation of contemporary artists’ projects and explore Lygia Clark’s sensorial objects. Come see how a Moebius strip can be transformed with a pair of scissors, watch a net of rubber bands expand through movement, twist and connect your body in unexpected positions like an octopus, and more!
• As part of the monthly film series ContemporAsian, a weeklong run of Mohammad Rasoulof’s Manuscripts Don’t Burn—a thriller drawn from the true story of the Iranian government’s attempted 1995 murder of several prominent writers and intellectuals—starts on Friday, June 14.
• On Saturday, June 14, MoMA PS1 opens its latest exhibition, James Lee Byars: 1/2 an Autobiography, the most comprehensive North American museum survey of the artist’s work since his death in 1997.