Kenneth Goldsmith at Street Poets and Visionaries Mercer Union. Toronto, 2009. Photo Credit: © C. Jones

A Guerilla Reading by Alex Ross

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 12:30 p.m.

The David Teiger Painting and Sculpture Gallery, Gallery 16, fourth floor


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Uncontested Spaces: Guerilla Readings in the MoMA Galleries
As part of Kenneth Goldsmith's "Poet Laureate" program, he invites renowned writers to choose works in MoMA's collection, develop a response, and then select a space in the Museum galleries where they will perform the resulting readings and texts on Wednesdays. On selected Fridays, Goldsmith himself will contribute readings in the galleries. Visitors can meet the writers directly in their selected gallery.

Alex Ross reads Wallace Stevens's "Esthétique du Mal" in front of Barnett Newman's Vir Heroicus Sublimis (1950–51).