Cory Arcangel. <i>Monoprint 1</i>. 2008. (detail) Unique three-color process silkscreen on Custom watermarked paper. 42 x 32 inches. © Cory Arcangel. Image courtesy of Cory Arcangel.

Abstract Currents: An Interactive Video Event

Featuring a DJ Set by Tamaryn

Sunday, April 7, 2013, 8:30–11:30 p.m.

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Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925: How a Radical Idea Changed Modern Art
Leah Dickerman

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In conjunction with the exhibitions Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925 and Abstract Generation: Now in Print, the PopRally committee has been collecting hundreds of submissions of one-minute abstract videos created by the public. These video minutes open a broad window into the ways that abstraction endlessly inspires artists, designers, and anyone observing the peripheries of their own daily life. The captured imagery, ranging from the bizarre to the contemplative, is made from small observations in nature, flowing psychedelic mutations, and digitally imagined spaces.

Join us for a special party and see all of the submitted videos displayed on various screens and projections in MoMA’s lobby and on the Marron Atrium walls. Dream-pop queen Tamaryn will DJ the event, providing a hypnotic soundtrack to the collectively built abstract videoscape.

There is still time to make a video and see it at MoMA! The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 1. To submit your video, follow these instructions:

  • Sign in to your Vimeo account or create a new account at vimeo.com. You must comply with the Vimeo Terms of Service.
  • Go to the event group page at vimeo.com/groups/PopRallyAbstract and join!
  • Go to "Upload a Video." For help with uploading, please visit the Vimeo Helpcenter.
  • Add your video to the "PopRallyAbstract" group.

Please note that this group is moderated and videos that do not relate to the project or that the Museum otherwise deems inappropriate will not be played at the event and may be removed from the group page. By posting your video in this Vimeo group, you are giving The Museum of Modern Art permission to display the video in the Museum, and to edit it as necessary. Videos longer than one minute in length will not be accepted. At the event, videos will be screened without sound.

In conjunction with the exhibitions Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925 and Abstract Generation: Now in Print

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.

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Tickets are available online.

You must be twenty-one or older to attend this event.

PopRally is supported in part by The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art.

Special Thanks to Sud de France wines: Gilles Louvet Vineyards, Arrogant Frog and Jaja de Jau. Beer for this event has been provided by Brooklyn Brewery.