Preoccupations

A Jamie Nares Retrospective

May 23–Jun 2, 2024

MoMA

Pendulum. 1976. USA. Directed by Jamie Nares. Courtesy the artist
  • MoMA, Floor T2/T1 The Debra and Leon Black Family Film Center

Jamie Nares has produced visual art in a variety of mediums—painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, performance, film, and video. Initially a kind of adjunct to her art making, Nares’s moving-image work grew, as Nares put it, “to accommodate multiple genres, from document to documentary, magic realist drama to travelog,” along with the epic no wave costume feature Rome 78. Presented in collaboration with the artist, this comprehensive retrospective encompasses film and video works created over five decades, including the premieres of the new pieces Building and Jamie: A Portrait providing, in the artist’s words, “a key of sorts to the map of her preoccupations.”

Organized by Ron Magliozzi, Curator, Department of Film.

Film at MoMA is made possible by CHANEL.

Additional support is provided by the Annual Film Fund. Leadership support for the Annual Film Fund is provided by Debra and Leon D. Black, with major contributions from the Triad Foundation, Inc., The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), The Young Patrons Council of The Museum of Modern Art, and by Karen and Gary Winnick.

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