MoMA Teens Interview Laurel Nakadate,
Part 1 of 2


A few months ago, artist Laurel Nakadate sat down with teens from our Museum Studies program and had a campfire cookout on the floor of her exhibition Laurel Nakadate: Only the Lonely at MoMA PS1. The fire crackled, the birds chirped, and the marshmallows and tofu dogs sizzled as they cooked. Author Rick Moody swung by with his guitar, and the teens grilled Laurel (no pun intended) about her teenage years, the use of her “womanhood” in her art, the sexualization of adolescents, and whether or not she considered herself to be a feminist artist.

It was an amazing conversation, and we’re posting the first part in the video above for you today. (Stay tuned for part two early next week.)

Special thanks to Laurel Nakadate, Rick Moody, Klaus Biesenbach, Eliza Ryan, and the entire staff at MoMA PS1. Laurel Nakadate: Only the Lonely is on view now and runs through August 8 at MoMA PS1.