Drop in for our informal weekly discussion series, in which contemporary artists talk with MoMA curators about what they're working on, and what they’ve been thinking about in these unprecedented times. Join us every Wednesday at noon EDT on our Instagram Live.
Wed, May 13, 12:00 p.m.
Amy Sillman talks with Michelle Kuo, The Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture, about the zine she’s created in conjunction with her Artist’s Choice: The Shape of Shape exhibition.
“As a painter, I’ve always had an eye for shapes. Shape defines every outline, mass, and negative space. And everyone has a personal shape: namely, a shadow, that strange, flat, constantly shifting form that goes wherever you go, attached to both body and psyche. But even though shape is everywhere, we don’t talk about it much; it’s not a hot topic in art, like color or systems.”
Wed, May 20, 12:00 p.m.
With Wolfgang Tillmans
Wed, May 27, 12:00 p.m.
Arthur Jafa talks with Thomas Lax, curator in the Department of Media and Performance, about Jafa’s video work akingdoncomethas, which will premiere May 27 on MoMA Magazine.
“Jafa has long been preoccupied with a desire to create what he calls a black cinema that ‘replicates the power, beauty, and alienation of black Music’—a way for images to be felt in the body with the same sensuousness as sonic frequency and verbal intonation. With its long takes of expressive musical performances and mellifluous sermons, akingdoncomethas proposes this kind of channeling, focused here on a faith in the possibility of life after catastrophe.”