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January 4, 2013  |  Film, Quay Brothers
The Quay Brothers’ The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Installation view of Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets. August 12, 2012–January 7, 2013. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photograph by Thomas Griesel

Installation view of Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets. August 12, 2012–January 7, 2013. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photograph by Thomas Griesel

When Stephen and Timothy Quay were students at the Philadelphia College of Art in the late 1960s, they visited an exhibition of Polish poster art and were introduced to the aesthetics and cultural history of Eastern Europe. Since then, the literature, music, and cinema of Mitteleuropa has informed their work, notably through an interest in figures such as Bruno Schulz, Robert Walser, Leoš Janáček, and Franz Kafka. Read more

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Approaching the Quay Brothers: From the Oblique Chattering of Birds

Installation view of Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets at The Museum of Modern Art, 2012. Photo © 2012 Jason Mandella

This summer I served as a curatorial intern assisting curator Ron Magliozzi on the exhibition Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets. My first brush with the Quay brothers, perhaps like most visitors to the Museum’s new retrospective, was entirely tangential. Read more

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August 13, 2012  |  Artists, Quay Brothers, Videos
The Quay Brothers Do Deer

At 8:30 a.m. on August 2, Stephen and Timothy Quay arrived at The Museum of Modern Art conservation lab to complete an installation titled Please Sniff, heralding the Museum’s current landmark retrospective of their work. Read more