Posts by Kenneth Goldsmith
A Guerrila Reading by Vito Acconci and Maria Mirabal in the exhibition Hand Signals: Digits, Fists, and Talons, June 26, 2013. Part of Uncontested Spaces: Guerrilla Readings in MoMA Galleries
It’s been a remarkable year for poetry at MoMA. I threatened to slather the Museum with poetry, and I did. By the time it was finished, I brought over 125 poets, novelists, essayists, artists, and musicians into MoMA to do public interventions.
Une Chorégraphie Polyphonique & Une exposition à être lue, Geneva, 2011
This week, MoMA hosts the European-based curator Mathieu Copeland, who will stage interventions in the Museum and give a lecture on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.
Kenneth Goldsmith intoning Russolo’s “Art of Noise” manifesto in the Inventing Abstraction galleries, February 2013. © 2013 Star Black
There’s an insane amount of poetry and poetry-related stuff going on at MoMA from now until June. Some of the best poets, authors, and musicians will be descending into the galleries for guerilla readings. Below is a list that consolidates everything in one easy-to-reference place.
Catalogue cover from 1969 Stockholm Moderna Musset’s exhibition Poetry must be made by all! Transform the world!
“I’ve come to free the words.” — Brion Gysin, 1960
Poetry is like a perfume—or body odor—slithering between cracks in the wall, wafting under shut doorways, stealthily sneaking in the back door unnoticed.
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