PopRally is a series of events at MoMA and MoMA PS1 that serve as a gateway for young and diverse audiences to engage with the Museum. Led by a cross-departmental committee of Museum staff, PopRally produces dynamic programs including artist collaborations, performances, film screenings, and digital content that encourage new and experimental ways of engaging with modern and contemporary art.
Join PopRally as we celebrate the exhibition New Photography 2011: Moyra Davey, George Georgiou, Deana Lawson, Doug Rickard, Viviane Sassen, Zhang Dali with a conversation centered around issues of privacy and surveillance. Bernhard Seefeld, Product Manager for Google Maps; Sarah Parsons, Associate Professor: Canadian Art History, Department of Visual Arts, York University; Doug Rickard, an artist featured in the exhibition; and Dan Leers, exhibition organizer, participate. An exhibition viewing and a cocktail reception featuring a DJ set by Japanster will follow.
Google's Bernhard Seefeld is charged with advancing technologies for collecting the world's information, and making that information universally accessible and useful. Doug Rickard’s photographs, which use Google Streetview to capture the blurred faces of people and crumbling American, explore issues of poverty, race, and privacy.
In 2011, MoMA's New Photography series expanded to feature the work of six artists, with the aim of capturing the diversity and international scope of contemporary photographic work. The exhibition closes on January 16, 2012.
Conversation begins promptly at 7:30 p.m., with reception following.
Admission includes the conversation, 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.
In conjunction with the exhibition New Photography 2011
Tickets ($12 in advance, $15 at the door) will be available online. You must be 21 or older to attend this event.