Kenneth Goldsmith at Street Poets and Visionaries Mercer Union. Toronto, 2009. Photo Credit: © C. Jones

A Guerilla Reading by Charles Bernstein

Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 12:30 p.m.

The Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor

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Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925: How a Radical Idea Changed Modern Art
Leah Dickerman

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Uncontested Spaces: Guerilla Readings in the MoMA Galleries
As part of Kenneth Goldsmith's "Poet Laureate" program, he invites renowned writers to choose works in MoMA's collection, develop a response, and then select a space in the Museum galleries where they will perform the resulting readings and texts on Wednesdays. On selected Fridays, Goldsmith himself will contribute readings in the galleries. Visitors can meet the writers directly in their selected gallery.

Bernstein reads Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Gertrude Stein, Elsa von Freytag Loringhoven, the Russian Futurists, Marsden Hartley, Francis Picabia, Wasily Kandinsky, Kurt Schwitters, Guillaume Apollinaire, F.T. Marinetti, and his own work in the exhibition Inventing Abstraction: 1910–1925.

In conjunction with the exhibition Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925