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, Sept 16, 12:00 p.m.
With Hank Willis Thomas
Thu, Sept 10, 12:00 p.m.
With Alice Rawsthorn
Wed, Aug 19, 12:00 p.m.
With Maren Hassinger
“As an artist it’s my responsibility to talk about what’s happening but also to suggest possibility.”
Maren Hassinger and Paulina Pobocha, associate curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture, talk about working in the moment, the improvisational impulse the artist learned from dance, and the ways the pandemic has been a reminder of our shared humanity.
Wed, Aug 5, 12:00 p.m.
With Tina Barney
The veteran photographer Tina Barney checked in with Sarah Meister, curator in the Department of Photography, for a conversation about shooting fashion editorials for Italian Vogue, finding the freedom needed to make art in quarantine, and summertime images from across her career.
Wed, Jul 22, 12:00 p.m.
With Tala Madani
Artist Tala Madani and Stuart Comer, chief curator of Media and Performance, talk humor and feminism; the global health crisis and fight against anti-Black racism; and Madani’s new animation, FAN.
Wed, Jul 15, 12:00 p.m.
With Nairy Baghramian
Berlin-based artist Nairy Baghramian and Paulina Pobocha, associate curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture, discuss “taking the body out of the sculpture,” accepting failure and impermanence, and shaking up the linear history of art.
Wed, Jun 30, 12:00 p.m.
With Nora Turato
Artist Nora Turato meets with Ana Janevski, curator in the Department of Media and Performance, from Amsterdam to discuss the power of voice, collecting language, and Turato’s found-language book, pool 4 (with free downloadable posters!).
Wed, Jun 17, 12:00 p.m.
With Sharon Hayes
Philadelphia-based artist Sharon Hayes and Lanka Tattersall, curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints, muse about collectivity and activism in our current moment, Shirley Chisholm, and Hayes’s work-in-progress video, screened on MoMA Magazine on June 17, centered around members of two Dallas-based women’s tackle football teams.
Wed, May 27, 12:00 p.m.
With Arthur Jafa
From his car in Los Angeles, Arthur Jafa talks with Thomas Lax, curator in the Department of Media and Performance, about the expressive power of gospel music, "making the bad good,” and the artist’s video work akingdoncomethas, which premiered on May 27 on MoMA Magazine.
Wed, May 20, 12:00 p.m.
With Wolfgang Tillmans
Photographer Wolfgang Tillmans checks in with Roxana Marcoci, senior curator in the Department of Photography, from Berlin for a conversation about photography, the cultural power of nightlife, and making music in the time of COVID-19. Listen to the artist’s original song about being on your own but not alone on MoMA Magazine.
Wed, May 13, 12:00 p.m.
With Amy Sillman
Brooklyn-based painter Amy Sillman speaks with Michelle Kuo, curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture, about the importance of shape, the outliers of art history, and the downloadable zine she’s created in conjunction with her exhibition Artist’s Choice: The Shape of Shape.
Wed, May 6, 12:00 p.m.
With Giorgia Lupi
The information designer Giorgia Lupi chats with Paola Antonelli, senior curator in the Department of Architecture and Design, about the art of data, the enduring appeal of mail art, and Lupi’s ongoing “Dear Data” postcard series with Stefanie Posavec—prompts for collecting and drawing information and hope from our lives.