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THIS WEEK AT MoMA: FEBRUARY 15–21

February 15, 2016  |  This Week at MoMA
This Week at MoMA: February 15–21

Check out our picks for this week:

Installation view of Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (October 25, 2015–February 15, 2016). Photo: Jonathan Muzikar. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Installation view of Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (October 25, 2015–February 15, 2016). Photo: Jonathan Muzikar. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art, New York

• Today is the last chance to see Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern, a major retrospective of this boundary-breaking artist whose work influenced avant-garde movements throughout his entire career.

• On Wednesday, watch the live stream of MoMA’s Forum on Contemporary Photography, which this year celebrate the 30th anniversary of New Photography by focusing changes in contemporary photo-based culture since 1985, the exhibition series’s inaugural year. Participants include Darsie Alexander, Charlotte Cotton, Thomas Demand, David Hartt, Thomas Lax, and Erin Shirreff.

• Stop by The Newsstand, in the exhibition Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015, on Thursday, when artist India Salvor Menuez will present BOOKLUB 10, the 10th edition of the ongoing performance series‚ asking both artists and the audience to contribute, which began at the original The Newsstand, in Brooklyn’s Lorimer Street/Metropolitan Avenue subway station.

Conservator Jim Coddington beginning conservation treatment of Jackson Pollock's One: Number 31, 1950

Conservator Jim Coddington beginning conservation treatment of Jackson Pollock’s One: Number 31, 1950. 1950. Oil and enamel paint on canvas. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection Fund (by exchange). © 2016 Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

• Special Gallery Sessions this week feature conservator Jim Coddington in a Q&A about the process he undertook to restore some of the works in Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934–1954, on Thursday, and artist Michael Rakowitz and research assistant Jennifer Gray in a Q&A about Rakowitz’s ongoing project paraSITE, featured in the exhibition Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture, on Friday.

• The 15th annual DocFortnight festival kicks off on Friday with the New York premiere of Bill Woodberry’s And When I Die, I Won’t Stay Dead, a portrait of African American surrealist poet Bob Kaufman, one of the Beat Generation’s most overlooked artists. The screening is followed by a discussion with Woodberry.

• On Sunday, head to MoMA PS1 for Sunday Sessions, when Hayley Aviva Silverman will present, Twister, her ninth “dog play,” in which a small cast of untrained dogs takes on well-known characters from popular culture.

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