The Language of Objects
Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 6:00 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Rob Walker, contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine and co-organizer (with Joshua Glenn) of the creative writing project Significant Objects, which seeks to transform objects through stories about them, orchestrates an evening of responses to objects in the exhibition Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects. Poets, writers, artists and cultural critics tell stories about, create instructions for, offer reviews of, and engage in conversations with select objects. Participants include Kenneth Goldsmith, poet; Ben Greenman, author and editor, The New Yorker; Leanne Shapton, illustrator, author, and publisher; and Cintra Wilson, culture critic.
In conjunction with the exhibition Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects
Revitalizing Frank O'Hara's legacy and MoMA's historical commitment to poetry, this series invites poets and performers to bring the literary tradition to the Museum's collection. They read historical works and their own work that reflects on modern and contemporary art.
Tickets are available online, at the Information Desk in the main lobby, at the Film Desk after 4:00 p.m., and at the Cullman Desk in the Education and Research Building one hour before the start of the program.