Audience Experiments: Contemporary Art in the Age of the Spectacle

Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 5:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

The Contemporary Art Forum presents timely and innovative programs (lectures, conversations, and performances) that address pressing issues in contemporary art, and grow out of discussions with MoMA curators. Participants include artists and designers, critics, curators, and scholars, among others.

This conference explores current experimental theater and performance art practices with special consideration of the audience and spectator. Participants include Andrea Fraser, artist; RoseLee Goldberg, curator and Director of Performa; Hannah Hurtzig, theater director; Shannon Jackson, Chair and Professor, Department of Performance Studies and Theater, University of California, Berkeley, David Levine, artist; Charlie Todd, Director of Improv Everywhere; and Bill Wasik, Senior Editor of Harper's Magazine and the inventor of the flash mob. The program is organized by Pablo Helguera, Director of Adult and Academic Programs, Department of Education, MoMA.

Tickets ($10; members $8; students, seniors, and staff of other museums $5) can be purchased at the lobby information desk, the film desk, or online.