Mezzanine, Education and Research Building, Theater 3
*Pong balls and a plastic bag.* Courtesy Associação Cultural “O Mundo de Lygia Clark,” Rio de Janeiro

This half-day conference explores the curative properties of engaging with and making objects. Looking at the work of contemporary artists and the larger field of art therapy, the program delves into our relationship with objects through the lenses of anthropology, psychology, therapy, and the arts. Participants include scholars Michael Taussig and Cynthia Hahn; artists Allison Smith and Dario Robleto; Glenn Adamson from the Museum of Arts and Design and Tim McHenry from the Rubin Museum of Art; and others. This program is organized in collaboration with Allison Smith as part of Artists Experiment.

Artists Experiment is an annual initiative in the Department of Education that brings together contemporary artists in dialogue with MoMA educators to conceptualize ideas for innovative and experimental public interactions.

The current Artists Experiment project, Emily Spivack's An archive of everything worn to MoMA from November 1, 2017, to January 28, 2018, will be on view in the Museum through January 28, 2018. The Department of Education is also collaborating with artist Michael Rakowitz on a forthcoming project.

The artists who participated in past years of Artists Experiment are:

2014 - 2016
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

This event is part of Artists Experiment.