Uncontested Spaces: Guerilla Readings in the MoMA Galleries, April 17, 2013, The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Lawrence Schwartzwald. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Curator Mathieu Copeland discusses the poetics of interstitial, neutral, and otherwise overlooked “non-spaces” in museums and galleries, imagining how they can be activated and seen anew through a variety of perspectives, and thus subvert the traditional role of exhibitions.

On April 18 and 19, look out for Copeland and three of his art/performance students from the HEAD – Art & Design High School in Geneva, as they activate “non-spaces,” offering to Museum visitors the opportunity to experience artworks through the voice.

This program is presented as part of Artists Experiment, in collaboration with Kenneth Goldsmith.

Artists Experiment is an initiative in the Department of Education that brings contemporary artists into dialogue with MoMA educators to develop innovative and experimental approaches to public engagement. The artists who participated in past years of Artists Experiment are: 2017–18
Michael Rakowitz
Emily Spivack 2014–16
Nina Katchadourian 2013–14
Paul Ramirez Jonas
Allison Smith
The Office for Creative Research 2012–13
Raúl Cárdenas Osuna
Kenneth Goldsmith
Xaviera Simmons
Caroline Woolard

  1. Friday, April 19, 2013,
    12:301:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 1, Sculpture Garden
  2. Thursday, April 18, 2013,
    3:005:00 p.m.

    Education Center, Mezzanine, Theater 3
  3. Thursday, April 18, 2013,
    3:004:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 1, Sculpture Garden
  4. Wednesday, April 17, 2013,
    5:006:00 p.m.

    Education Center, Mezzanine, Theater 3
This event is part of Artists Experiment.