This Month at MoMA | March 09
This Month at MoMA | March 09
Two new gallery installations highlight elaborate designs for the stage and Minimalist works on paper. In the theaters, Canadian Front takes a cinematic look at our neighbors to the north. Finally, make your voice heard on New York arts and culture—complete NYC & Co.’s short survey of New York City locals, and enter to win a $250 gift card.
|Martin Kippenberger: The Problem Perspective
Through May 11
“His multitudinous recyclings, insubordinate temperament, and generosity seem unexpectedly right for a non-party-time time. With the MoMA retrospective a new generation of artists will get to know him. I can imagine more than a few hitching themselves to his manic star.”—The New York Times
|Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West
March 29–June 8An unprecedented look at more than a century of changing myths and cultural attitudes about the American West. The exhibition includes 130 photographs, from 1850 to the present, by nearly seventy photographers, including Robert Frank, Dorothea Lange, Cindy Sherman, and Stephen Shore.
|Here Is Every. Four Decades of Contemporary Art
Through March 23Don’t miss the final weeks of this exhilarating installation surveying 40 years of contemporary art, including major works by Matthew Barney, Nan Goldin, Paul McCarthy, Annette Messager, and Bruce Nauman.
|a shimmer of possibility. Photographs by Paul Graham
Through May 18Poetic, vivid works from British photographer Paul Graham’s recent twelve-volume publication a shimmer of possibility, an innovative body of work created during the artist’s travels around the United States.
|Performance 1: Tehching Hsieh
Through May 18Part of a new series celebrating the intangible art of performance, this installation documents Tehching Hsieh’s year spent in a cage, the earliest of the artist’s One Year Performances.
|Also on view: Projects 89: Klara Liden, Ateliers Jean Prouvé, Focus: Sol LeWitt, The Printed Picture, Rough Cut, and more.|
|New Directors/New Films
March 25–April 5MoMA and the Film Society of Lincoln Center team up for the 38th year running to present new works by up-and-coming filmmakers, many introduced by the directors themselves.
|Watch This! Films for Tweens: Fly Away Home
Saturday, March 7, 2:00 p.m.Conversations with Contemporary Artists: Feng Mengbo
Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 p.m.
Myths of the West: Photographers, Filmmakers, and Writers
With Katy Grannan, Dennis Hopper, and Annie Proulx
|Jonathan Horowitz: And/Or
Through September 14Working in video, sculpture, sound installation, and photography, the New York–based artist critically examines the culture of politics, celebrity, cinema, war, and consumerism. The exhibition presents works from the early 1990s to the present.
Images, from top: Martin Kippenberger. Untitled from the series Dear Painter, Paint for Me (detail). 1981. Acrylic on canvas. MoMA. Promised gift of Steven and Alexandra Cohen. © Estate Martin Kippenberger, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne. Installation view of Martin Kippenberger’s The Happy End of Franz Kafka’s “Amerika” (1994) at MoMA, 2009. Mixed mediums, furniture, slide projectors, video projectors, TV monitors, green flooring with white lines, and bleachers. © Estate Martin Kippenberger, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne. Photo © 2009 Jason Mandella. Katy Grannan. Nicole, Crissy Field Parking Lot (I) (detail). 2006. Pigmented inkjet print. MoMA. Acquired through the generosity of the Cornelius N. Bliss Memorial Fund. Digital image courtesy Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York; Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco; and Salon94, New York. © 2009 Katy Grannan. David Wojnarowicz. Fire (detail). 1987. Synthetic polymer paint and pasted paper on plywood. MoMA. Gift of Agnes Gund and Barbara Jakobson Fund. © 2009 Estate of David Wojnarowicz. Paul Graham. Pittsburgh (detail). 2004. Pigmented inkjet prints. © 2009 Paul Graham. Tehching Hsieh. One Year Performance 1978–1979, 365 self-portraits. Day 1 (detail) and Day 365 (detail). Photos: Cheng Wei Kuong. © 2009 Tehching Hsieh, NY. Daniel Jo. Bird and Cloud Salt and Pepper Shakers. 2008. Terrace 5 at MoMA. Photo: Katie Smith. The galleries at MoMA. Shown: Claude Monet Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond. c. 1920. Oil on canvas. MoMA. Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund. © 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Jason Brownrigg. David Smith. Australia (detail). 1951. Painted steel on cinder block base. MoMA. Gift of William Rubin. Jonathan Horowitz. Recycling Sculpture (World Trade Center Memorial). 2005. Blue tape, replenished newspapers. Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
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