Homeroom

Courtyard Coalition

Installation view of Homeroom: Courtyard Coalition, on view from April 14–November 14, 2022. Photo: Noel Woodford

Homeroom amplifies and celebrates artists who work with our collaborators and partnership initiatives, who are the authors of each activation of the space. Recalling the histories of MoMA PS1’s building as the first school in Long Island City and then a site for creative experimentation since PS1’s founding in 1976, Homeroom offers opportunities to connect with others, to learn and unlearn, and to imagine ways of being that prioritize care and reciprocity.

From April 14 to November 14, a section of Homeroom is activated by Courtyard Coalition, a process-focused program emphasizing PS1’s Courtyard as a cultural and spatial asset for critical questions at the intersection of the institution, the neighborhood, and the community. In its inaugural presentation in Homeroom visitors are invited to draw, write, and remember experiences in the Courtyard, and imagine future activations of the space.

Upcoming Homeroom Activations:

Queensbridge Photo Collective: Still like Air I'll Rise
June 2 - September 12

Using photography, archival research, memorabilia, and oral histories, the Queensbridge Photo Collective will create a multidisciplinary activation of Homeroom that reflects upon the lives of their members, who grew up in the neighborhoods around PS1. Founded in 2019, the Queensbridge Photo Collective is a group of accomplished women photographers, formed with support from 5 Corners Collective, Inc., a non-profit that works with community groups to teach and exhibit photography. All members are over the age of 65, residents of the Queensbridge Houses, and some are PS1 elementary school alums. The installation will trace the history of 20th-century Long Island City and PS1’s role in that history—as a public school, an art institution, and a symbol of neighborhood change and transition. Queensbridge Photo Collective will also be in residence at PS1 for the duration of the activation, and will host collaborative public programs with neighboring organizations and community members.

Past Homeroom Activations:

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