Mezzanine, Education and Research Building
Archives as Instigator: Discussion (Part I), July 7, 2014, The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Manuel Molina Martagon. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art, New York

This public discussion is the first in a two-part series exploring the creative use of archives and exhibition data of public cultural institutions. Moderated by data artist Jer Thorp, this discussion features Mario Klingemann, expert coder and artist; and Emily Spivack, writer and founder of Threaded, Smithsonian’s historical fashion blog.

Part II of Archives as Instigator is a hands-on workshop to be held on July 12 at MoMA. Registration for this workshop is separate and space is very limited.

This program is presented as part of Artists Experiment, in collaboration with the Office for Creative Research.

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 program is organized in collaboration with The Office for Creative Research through Artists Experiment.

This event is part of Artists Experiment.