PopRally is a program of events at The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 that features collaborations with artists and musical acts, performances, film screenings, receptions, and special viewings of exhibitions at moderate prices.
Printin' & Poetry
Saturday, April 28, 2012
8:00 P.M.–11:00 P.M.
Join PopRally for our inaugural foray into the world of modern poetry as we celebrate Printin', an exhibition that explores a range of themes, including the interplay between image and language. Led by acclaimed poet Terrance Hayes, a selection of NY based poets perform live readings in the Museum's Marron Atrium, which will be transformed for one night only into a downtown poetry salon. Guests will also enjoy exclusive access to the Printin' exhibition and a post-reading reception featuring the smooth sounds of DJ Huggy Bear.
Terrance Hayes, professor of creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University, is the author of Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award, as well as Wind in a Box, Muscular Music, and Hip Logic. Other honors include a Whiting Writers Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Print/Out, Printin' brings together work by more than 50 artists from multiple disciplines to propose a free-flowing yet incisive web of associations that are reflected in Ellen Gallagher's DeLuxe (2004–05), a tour de force portfolio of 60 works that challenged traditional ideas of what a print could be.
Doors open at 8:00 p.m.; poetry readings begin at 9:00 p.m.
Admission includes reading, exhibition viewing, and cocktail reception.
PopRally is supported in part by The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art.
Special thanks to Sud de France Wines. Beer for this event has been provided by Brooklyn Brewery.
Ellen Gallagher. Mr. Terrific (detail) from DeLuxe. 2004–05. Photogravure and plasticine from a portfolio of 60 photogravure, etching, aquatint, and drypoints with lithography, screenprint, embossing, tattoo machine engraving, laser cutting, and chine collé; and additions of plasticine, paper collage, enamel, varnish, gouache, pencil, oil, polymer, watercolor, pomade, velvet, glitter, crystals, foil paper, gold leaf, toy eyeballs, and imitation ice cubes, overall: 84 x 167" (213.4 x 424.2 cm); each: 13 x 10 1/2" (33 x 26.7 cm). Publisher and printer: Two Palms Press, New York. Edition: 20.The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art and The Speyer Family Foundation, Inc., with additional support from the General Print Fund. © 2012 Ellen Gallagher and Two Palms Press