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November 9, 2015  |  This Week at MoMA,
This Week at MoMA: November 9–15

It’s a busy week in the theaters, galleries, and online—take a look and see what suits you.

Bondage Boy. 1973. USA. Directed by Chris Langdon. Courtesy Academy Film Archive and the artist

Bondage Boy. 1973. USA. Directed by Chris Langdon. Courtesy Academy Film Archive and the artist

• This week begins with a Modern Mondays evening with filmmaker Chris Langdon, featuring recently restored 16mm films having their New York premiere. Langdon, together with Academy Film Archive preservationist Mark Toscano, introduces the program of films followed by an onstage conversation with the artist David Salle.

The Contenders 2015 starts on Tuesday with the New York premiere of Josh Mond’s James White, with a post-screening discussion moderated by Peter Travers, with Mond and stars Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon.

• MoMA curator Roxana Marcoci and Whitney Museum curator Chrissie Iles take part in Dialogue: Performing the Object, Performing the Image, a gallery discussion, Tuesday at 3:00 p.m., that explores themes and works in the current exhibition Transmissions.

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Untitled. (1981). Oilstick on paper, 40 x 60" (101.6 x 152.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fractional and promised gift of Sheldon H. Solow. © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Untitled. (1981). Oilstick on paper, 40 x 60″ (101.6 x 152.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fractional and promised gift of Sheldon H. Solow. © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

• On Tuesday evening join in the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Basquiat Still Fly @ 55, from 6:00–8:00 p.m., for a social gathering of creating, updating, and improving Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of black artists, in celebration of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 55th birthday..

• Marking Veterans Day on Wednesday, artist Michael Rakowitz hosts Tea, a ceremony and discussion, led by Iraq War veteran and artist Aaron Hughes, that explores memories of war, detention, dehumanization, and love. Presented as part of Artists Experiment, this program is free but registration is required.

• On Friday, head to the Making Music Modern exhibition at 5:45 p.m. for a Scopitone Screening of vintage music videos on MoMA’s Scopitone film jukebox, presented by special guest Bob Orlowsky of Scopitone Archive.

Yuri Suzuki. Colour Chaser. 2010–13. Plastic and electronics components, 1 15/16 × 5 1/16 × 5 1/16″ (5 × 12.8 × 12.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the designer

Yuri Suzuki. Colour Chaser. 2010–13. Plastic and electronics components, 1 15/16 × 5 1/16 × 5 1/16″ (5 × 12.8 × 12.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the designer

• Join us at the Design Interactions Studio on Friday at 6:00 p.m. for the closing event, a Design Social: Design Competition, inspired by early hand-drawn computer icons and symbols and featuring a selection of special guest judges.

• Young visitors can enjoy a Family Films program for ages four and up—Family Ties—on Saturday. Short film screenings are accompanied by a discussion and art activity.

• Sunday Sessions at MoMA PS1 presents 1+2+3 is an afternoon-long event featuring six New York City-based improvising musicians in a choreography of solo, duo, and trio performances including Keith Fullerton Whitman, David Grubbs, Eli Keszler, Okkyung Lee, Nate Wooley, and C. Spencer Yeh.