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Gallery Sessions are creative exploratory experiences facilitated by Museum educators that allow visitors a unique perspective on works in the galleries, art history, and the creative process. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the daily schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

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Panels & Symposia

Endless Kiesler: Panel Discussion and Book Launch

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture
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Frederick Kiesler's Endless House is a true icon of 20th-century visionary architecture. A panel discussion will seek to embed his holistic concept of the single-family home in historical context and to reexamine its reception and its potential for contemporary art and architecture. The discussion will be followed by the book launch of Endless Kiesler, a publication of many previously unpublished drawings, plans, and photographs, along with recent reflections on Kiesler's central project.

Introduction: Pedro Gadanho, Curator of Contemporary Architecture, The Museum of Modern Art

Welcome address: Gerald Bast, President, University of Applied Arts Vienna

Panelists:
Juliet Kinchin, Curator, The Museum of Modern Art
Laura McGuire, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Design
Hani Rashid, architect and head of Studio Rashid, University of Applied Arts Vienna, and President, Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation
Mark Wigley, architect and Professor of Architecture, Columbia University GSAPP

Moderator: Florian Medicus, University of Applied Arts Vienna

Final note: Gerd Zillner, Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation

Organized by the University of Applied Arts Vienna, The Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation, and the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art.

When

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

Where
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Fees
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Perspectives on From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
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In this panel discussion, presented in conjunction with the exhibition From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola, scholars and artists discuss the work and accomplishments of German-born Grete Stern and Argentine Horacio Coppola, whose work represents a critical new chapter in the history of transnational modernism. Participants include Andrea Geyer, artist and Associate Professor, New Genres, Parsons The New School for Design; Elizabeth Otto, Executive Director, Humanities Institute, and Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History, The State University of New York at Buffalo; Jorge Macchi, visual artist; and Veronica Tell, scholar of Latin American photography. Exhibition curators Roxana Marcoci and Sarah Meister moderate.

When

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

Where
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Fees
Tickets for this program will be available on August 10. Tickets ($15; $10 members and corporate members; $5 students, seniors, and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk, at the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.

Fred Moten, "Blackness and Nonperformance"

Friday, September 25, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
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"Softly, against the grain of a metaphysical presumption of a right to perform or not to perform (a knowledge, one might say, of the freedom to be or not to be), which undergirds performance even at its most critically and theoretically sophisticated, I would like to present some preliminary notes on blackness as nonperformance." –Fred Moten

In conjunction with the French Institute Alliance Française’s Crossing the Line festival, and in collaboration with Columbia University School of the Arts as part of Curating the Ephemeral, MoMA's Department of Media and Performance Art hosts three talks for Afterlives: The Persistence of Performance. Convened by Adrian Heathfield and André Lepecki, Afterlives addresses the ways in which so-called ephemeral art persists over time. Performance is increasingly documented, archived, institutionally incorporated, and globally disseminated. While its ephemeral nature is often celebrated, its inherent transience binds it to its many returns—its mediations and afterlives. Today, criticism is focused more on the recurrence and persistence of performance than on its disappearance. Performance’s material remains linger as vague memories, oral legend, transmitted techniques, or infrastructures of feeling.

The public programs at MoMA feature talks by Fred Moten, Lin Hixson and Matthew Goulish, and Kathleen C. Stewart.

Afterlives, an initiative of Columbia University School of the Arts as part of Curating the Ephemeral, is funded by the European Research Council. Afterlives is part of the Crossing the Line festival and is realized in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art's departments of Education and Media and Performance Art, and with the French Institute Alliance Française.

Adult and Academic Programs at The Museum of Modern Art are made possible by endowments established by Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, Walter and Jeanne Thayer, and by the gifts of Alan Kanzer. Additional support is provided by Paula and Jim Crown, The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, and the MoMA Annual Education Fund.

Tickets ($12 adult, $10 senior, $8 student, $5 member guest, free for members) are available online or at the lobby information desk.

Program

Afterlives: The Persistence of Performance

When

Friday, September 25, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Where
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

Lin Hixson and Matthew Goulish, "A Poetics of the Thing Outlived"

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
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"Gertrude Stein wrote, “A sentence means that there is a future.” (Replace sentence with the performance.) Henry James delighted in “the visitable past.” Alfred North Whitehead spoke of occasions of experience, “the really real things which compose the evolving universe.” We want to speak about how our performances operate as intergenerational transmission. Our current ten artist collaborative team spans a 60-year age range. Does time mean the same thing to all of them? What pedagogies of past and future intertwine our collective thinking? What does it mean to endure? What will happen to our Tweets after we die?" - Lin Hixson and Matthew Goulish

In conjunction with the French Institute Alliance Française’s Crossing the Line festival, and in collaboration with Columbia University School of the Arts as part of Curating the Ephemeral, MoMA's Department of Media and Performance Art hosts three talks for Afterlives: The Persistence of Performance. Convened by Adrian Heathfield and André Lepecki, Afterlives addresses the ways in which so-called ephemeral art persists over time. Performance is increasingly documented, archived, institutionally incorporated, and globally disseminated. While its ephemeral nature is often celebrated, its inherent transience binds it to its many returns—its mediations and afterlives. Today, criticism is focused more on the recurrence and persistence of performance than on its disappearance. Performance’s material remains linger as vague memories, oral legend, transmitted techniques, or infrastructures of feeling.

The public programs at MoMA feature talks by Fred Moten, Lin Hixson and Matthew Goulish, and Kathleen C. Stewart.

Afterlives, an initiative of Columbia University School of the Arts as part of Curating the Ephemeral, is funded by the European Research Council. Afterlives is part of the Crossing the Line festival and is realized in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art's departments of Education and Media and Performance Art, and with the French Institute Alliance Française.

Adult and Academic Programs at The Museum of Modern Art are made possible by endowments established by Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, Walter and Jeanne Thayer, and by the gifts of Alan Kanzer. Additional support is provided by Paula and Jim Crown, The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, and the MoMA Annual Education Fund.

Tickets ($12 adult, $10 senior, $8 student, $5 member guest, free for members) are available online or at the lobby information desk.

Program

Afterlives: The Persistence of Performance

When

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 5:45 p.m.

Where
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

Kathleen C. Stewart, “Method Acting”

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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"Sometimes an attunement to whatever’s happening becomes so acute it drops into the pathic entrainment of method acting. Sharp little points of precision refract an ecology of practices. Little bits of social compost become a thing - a joke, a hat worn a certain way. Living and non-living things venture into an incipiency: “The mobile and immobile flickering / In the area between is and was” (Wallace Stevens). You try to keep your wits about you. You learn to catch a passing quip or to turn your head away. There are receptivity mistakes. Maybe the poise of a balancing act. At best, the fluidity of a perfect timing." - Kathleen C. Stewart

In conjunction with the French Institute Alliance Française’s Crossing the Line festival, and in collaboration with Columbia University School of the Arts as part of Curating the Ephemeral, MoMA's Department of Media and Performance Art hosts three talks for Afterlives: The Persistence of Performance. Convened by Adrian Heathfield and André Lepecki, Afterlives addresses the ways in which so-called ephemeral art persists over time. Performance is increasingly documented, archived, institutionally incorporated, and globally disseminated. While its ephemeral nature is often celebrated, its inherent transience binds it to its many returns—its mediations and afterlives. Today, criticism is focused more on the recurrence and persistence of performance than on its disappearance. Performance’s material remains linger as vague memories, oral legend, transmitted techniques, or infrastructures of feeling.

The public programs at MoMA feature talks by Fred Moten, Lin Hixson and Matthew Goulish, and Kathleen C. Stewart.

Afterlives, an initiative of Columbia University School of the Arts as part of Curating the Ephemeral, is funded by the European Research Council. Afterlives is part of the Crossing the Line festival and is realized in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art's departments of Education and Media and Performance Art, and with the French Institute Alliance Française.

Adult and Academic Programs at The Museum of Modern Art are made possible by endowments established by Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, Walter and Jeanne Thayer, and by the gifts of Alan Kanzer. Additional support is provided by Paula and Jim Crown, The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, and the MoMA Annual Education Fund.

Tickets ($12 adult, $10 senior, $8 student, $5 member guest, free for members) are available online or at the lobby information desk.

Program

Afterlives: The Persistence of Performance

When

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Where
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

MoMA Forum on Contemporary Photography

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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Conceived as an experimental platform for free-form critical discussions, the Forums are designed to foster debate among leading artists, curators, and theorists in the field.

For the upcoming session we have a surprise: the launch of Photography at MoMA: 1960 to Now, a new history of photography. The Museum of Modern Art has drawn upon the exceptional depth of its collection to present the first in a three-volume history of photography. Eight chapters, arranged by theme, present work by more than 250 artists. From the mise-en-scène to the performative, from documentary photographs to documentation of Conceptual art, the works in this volume represent the diversity of photo-based practices and their influential role in contemporary art.

This forum includes the contributors to Photography at MoMA: 1960 to Now as lead speakers: Quentin Bajac, The Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chief Curator of Photography, MoMA;David Campany, Reader in Photography, University of Westminster, London, artist, and writer; Noam M. Elcott, Associate Professor, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University; Lucy Gallun, Assistant Curator, Department of Photography, MoMA; Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator, Department of Photography, MoMA; Sarah Hermanson Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, MoMA; Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and Robert Slifkin, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

This event is invitation only, but we are very pleased to present a live stream of the forum, which will allow remote friends and colleagues to participate in the conversation.

The Forum on Contemporary Photography is organized by Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator.

The Forum on Contemporary Photography is made possible by MoMA's Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.

When

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m.

Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015
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In conjunction with the exhibition Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015, and on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the signature New Photography series, this panel addresses the history and impact of the series and the state of photography in the early 21st century. Participants include curators Quentin Bajac, Roxana Marcoci, and Lucy Gallun; artists Ilit Azoulay, Lucas Blalock, David Hartt, and Katja Novitskova; and artist collective DIS.

When

Monday, November 2, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

Where
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Fees
Tickets for this program will be available on October 2. Tickets ($15; $10 members and Corporate Members; $5 students, seniors, and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk, at the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.
Performances & Readings

Office of Information about the Vietnam War at Three Levels: The Visual Image, Text and Audio

Friday, September 11, 2015, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
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Beginning at noon, an attendant will read news about the Vietnam War in Italian, French, Spanish, and English. Archival news and informational services provided courtesy of ANSA, Leading Italian News Agency.

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When

Friday, September 11, 2015, 12:00 p.m. –2:00 p.m.

Where
The Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor

Time

Friday, September 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
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Facilitators will involve members of the public in performances of David Lamelas’s Time (1970). In the performance, Lamelas seeks to capture the essence of time. Arranged on a line outside the entrance to the exhibition, facilitators and members of the public will hold time for 60 seconds before passing it to the next person.

When

Friday, September 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.

Where
Sixth floor

Time

Friday, September 11, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
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Facilitators will involve members of the public in performances of David Lamelas’s Time (1970). In the performance, Lamelas seeks to capture the essence of time. Arranged on a line outside the entrance to the exhibition, facilitators and members of the public will hold time for 60 seconds before passing it to the next person.

When

Friday, September 11, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

Where
Sixth floor

Time

Friday, September 11, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
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Facilitators will involve members of the public in performances of David Lamelas’s Time (1970). In the performance, Lamelas seeks to capture the essence of time. Arranged on a line outside the entrance to the exhibition, facilitators and members of the public will hold time for 60 seconds before passing it to the next person.

When

Friday, September 11, 2015, 3:00 p.m.

Where
Sixth floor

Office of Information about the Vietnam War at Three Levels: The Visual Image, Text and Audio

Friday, September 18, 2015, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
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Beginning at noon, an attendant will read news about the Vietnam War in Italian, French, Spanish, and English. Archival news and informational services provided courtesy of ANSA, Leading Italian News Agency.

Can't make this event? This event also occurs on:

When

Friday, September 18, 2015, 12:00 p.m. –2:00 p.m.

Where
The Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor

Time

Friday, September 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
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Facilitators will involve members of the public in performances of David Lamelas’s Time (1970). In the performance, Lamelas seeks to capture the essence of time. Arranged on a line outside the entrance to the exhibition, facilitators and members of the public will hold time for 60 seconds before passing it to the next person.

When

Friday, September 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m.

Where
Sixth floor

Time

Friday, September 18, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
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Facilitators will involve members of the public in performances of David Lamelas’s Time (1970). In the performance, Lamelas seeks to capture the essence of time. Arranged on a line outside the entrance to the exhibition, facilitators and members of the public will hold time for 60 seconds before passing it to the next person.

When

Friday, September 18, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

Where
Sixth floor

Time

Friday, September 18, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
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Facilitators will involve members of the public in performances of David Lamelas’s Time (1970). In the performance, Lamelas seeks to capture the essence of time. Arranged on a line outside the entrance to the exhibition, facilitators and members of the public will hold time for 60 seconds before passing it to the next person.

When

Friday, September 18, 2015, 3:00 p.m.

Where
Sixth floor

Office of Information about the Vietnam War at Three Levels: The Visual Image, Text and Audio

Friday, September 25, 2015, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
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Beginning at noon, an attendant will read news about the Vietnam War in Italian, French, Spanish, and English. Archival news and informational services provided courtesy of ANSA, Leading Italian News Agency.

Can't make this event? This event also occurs on:

When

Friday, September 25, 2015, 12:00 p.m. –2:00 p.m.

Where
The Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor

Time

Friday, September 25, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
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Facilitators will involve members of the public in performances of David Lamelas’s Time (1970). In the performance, Lamelas seeks to capture the essence of time. Arranged on a line outside the entrance to the exhibition, facilitators and members of the public will hold time for 60 seconds before passing it to the next person.

When

Friday, September 25, 2015, 1:00 p.m.

Where
Sixth floor

Time

Friday, September 25, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
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Facilitators will involve members of the public in performances of David Lamelas’s Time (1970). In the performance, Lamelas seeks to capture the essence of time. Arranged on a line outside the entrance to the exhibition, facilitators and members of the public will hold time for 60 seconds before passing it to the next person.

When

Friday, September 25, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

Where
Sixth floor

Time

Friday, September 25, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
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Facilitators will involve members of the public in performances of David Lamelas’s Time (1970). In the performance, Lamelas seeks to capture the essence of time. Arranged on a line outside the entrance to the exhibition, facilitators and members of the public will hold time for 60 seconds before passing it to the next person.

When

Friday, September 25, 2015, 3:00 p.m.

Where
Sixth floor