May 24, 2011  |  Artists, Events & Programs, MoMA PS1
Teens “Get” Ryan Trecartin

Ryan Trecartin. Roamie View: History Enhancement (Re'Search Wait'S). 2009–10. HD Video, 28:23 min. Image courtesy the artist and Elizabeth Dee, New York

I had the opportunity to meet with a group of teens in MoMA’s Museum Studies program to discuss what the Department of Communications does for the Museum. Besides writing press releases and pitching stories to the media, among many other things, we think creatively to get the word out about MoMA and MoMA PS1 exhibitions. In this vein, the group brainstormed and came up with some reasons why teens should see the upcoming exhibition Ryan Trecartin: Any Ever, opening at MoMA PS1 in June. Here are the 10 best reasons. Even if you are not a teen, these just might pique your curiosity!

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should See Ryan Trecartin: Any Ever at MoMA PS1:

  1. Trecartin notices the obvious and shows you in an indescribable way.
  2. Before Rebecca Black there was Pasta.
  3. It’s a contemporary reflection of our modern youth generation.
  4. Because if you ever thought you were crazy, think again!
  5. Come watch the opposite of boring.
  6. It’s like that crazy kid in high school got to make videos.
  7. Ryan Trecartin’s work is always, always in the moment.
  8. He’s more orange than Snooki!
  9. Come see angry teeny boppers duke it out!
  10. The New York premiere of recent work by a promising young artist. What more could you ask for?

The teens also created two Tumblr sites—ryanlifeguru and pastaquotes—about Ryan Trecartin. Check them out!