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Curators, scholars, and artists discuss modern and contemporary art. To view images of these artworks, please visit the Online Collection at moma.org/collection.

Curators, scholars, and artists discuss modern and contemporary art. To view images of these artworks, please visit the Online Collection at moma.org/collection.
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New York, NY

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Curators, scholars, and artists discuss modern and contemporary art. To view images of these artworks, please visit the Online Collection at moma.org/collection.

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English


Episodes

Dissonant Abstraction

10/21/2013
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In conjunction with the MoMA exhibition Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925, Bang on a Can presents a pair of concerts that reveal how pioneering European composers of 100 years ago forever changed the music in New York. Each concert pairs two composers—an early-20th-century innovator, and a New Yorker they influenced. The music is performed by alumni and faculty of the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA, a program dedicated entirely to the creation, study, and performance of...

Duration:01:23:51

Conversation with Gund and Laib

10/21/2013
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In conjunction with MoMA's presentation of Wolfgang Laib's Pollen from Hazelnut, Agnes Gund, President Emerita of The Museum of Modern Art, joins the artist in conversation about the installation and his creative process. Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, moderates.

Duration:01:14:33

Artist Talk: Scott Snibbe

10/16/2013
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Media artist and filmmaker Scott Snibbe and his collaborator Lukas Girling discuss their work and its relationship to sound in space, with a particular focus on REWORK_(Philip Glass Remixed) [GLASS MACHINE], which is featured at MoMA Studio.

Duration:00:56:40

Artist Talk: Joe McKay

10/16/2013
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Artist Joe McKay discusses his work and its relationship to sound in space, with a particular focus on Light Wave and Tweetagraph, his interactive installations in MoMA Studio.

Duration:00:43:39

Claes Oldenburg: Writing on the Side 1956–1969

10/16/2013
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Claes Oldenburg reads from Writing on the Side 1956–1969 (edited by Achim Hochdörfer, Maartje Oldenburg, and Barbara Schröder), a newly published selection of diaries, notes, poems, scripts, and statements that the artist wrote in the 1960s. The event is introduced by Ann Temkin, Chief Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, and organizer of the exhibition Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store and Claes Oldenburg: Mouse Museum/Ray Gun Wing; and Maartje Oldenburg. The reading is...

Duration:00:34:44

Dorothy Miller and Frank O’Hara: Championing Abstract Expressionism at MoMA

2/17/2011
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 6:00 p.m. Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building Wendy Jeffers, curator, independent scholar and at work on a biography of Dorothy Miller titled Dorothy Miller and the Making of the Americans, and Brad Gooch, Professor of English at William Paterson University and author of City Poet: The Life and Times of Frank O’Hara (1994), explore the roles of two MoMA curators, Dorothy Miller,...

Duration:01:19:37

From the Earth Up: Architecture as a Social Catalyst

2/10/2011
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Thursday, November 11, 2010, 6:00 p.m. Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building Architect Francis Kr’s design for a school in Gando, Burkina Faso, and artist Harun Farocki’s documentary film In Comparison (2009), are featured in the exhibition Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement (October 3, 2010-January 3, 2011). Both projects address traditions of brick production. In this evening’s...

Duration:01:21:46

Visual Descriptions: Alberto Giacometti. The Chariot. 1950

1/27/2011
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Painted bronze on wooden base, 57 x 26 x 26 1/8" (144.8 x 65.8 x 66.2 cm), base 9 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 9 1/4" (24.8 x 11.5 x 23.5 cm). Purchase. 2005 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris Audio courtesy of Acoustiguide

Duration:00:03:28

Henri Matisse in the Twenty-first Century

12/3/2010
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 6:00 p.m. Matisse's art continues to be popular, but also to be misunderstood as an art of hedonistic pleasure. This lecture, presented by John Elderfield, Chief Curator Emeritus, Department of Painting and Sculpture, and organizer of the exhibition Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913–1917, explores the important lessons that Matisse's art, and his attitudes towards it, continue to teach us more than a century after he burst into public attention. In conjunction...

Duration:01:01:33

The Original Copy: A Panel Discussion on Photography and Sculpture

12/3/2010
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 6:00 p.m. This panel discussion is moderated by Roxana Marcoci, curator of the exhibition, The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today. Panelists include George Baker, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Vice Chair, UCLA Department of Art History; Mark Godfrey, Curator, Tate Modern; Sarah Hamill, Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, Oberlin College; and Rachel Harrison, artist.

Duration:02:00:08

Greater New York 2010: Artists Present: Q & A (7 of 7)

12/3/2010
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Part I of a series of talks by ten artists represented in MoMA PS1's Greater New York 2010 , (May 23–October 18), an exhibition of work by artists in the New York metropolitan area who engage in a wide range of art practices and mediums. In sessions consisting of short and dynamic presentations of twenty images, twenty-five seconds per image, loosely modeled on an informal Japanese presentation style, artists discuss their work, their creative process, and other issues in contemporary art....

Duration:00:20:20

Greater New York 2010: Artists Present: Michele Abeles (6 of 7)

12/3/2010
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Part I of a series of talks by ten artists represented in MoMA PS1's Greater New York 2010 , (May 23–October 18), an exhibition of work by artists in the New York metropolitan area who engage in a wide range of art practices and mediums. In sessions consisting of short and dynamic presentations of twenty images, twenty-five seconds per image, loosely modeled on an informal Japanese presentation style, artists discuss their work, their creative process, and other issues in contemporary art....

Duration:00:08:31

Greater New York 2010: Artists Present: Erin Shirreff (5 of 7)

12/3/2010
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Part I of a series of talks by ten artists represented in MoMA PS1's Greater New York 2010 , (May 23–October 18), an exhibition of work by artists in the New York metropolitan area who engage in a wide range of art practices and mediums. In sessions consisting of short and dynamic presentations of twenty images, twenty-five seconds per image, loosely modeled on an informal Japanese presentation style, artists discuss their work, their creative process, and other issues in contemporary art....

Duration:00:08:30

Greater New York 2010: Artists Present: Pinar Yolaan (4 of 7)

12/3/2010
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Part I of a series of talks by ten artists represented in MoMA PS1's Greater New York 2010 , (May 23–October 18), an exhibition of work by artists in the New York metropolitan area who engage in a wide range of art practices and mediums. In sessions consisting of short and dynamic presentations of twenty images, twenty-five seconds per image, loosely modeled on an informal Japanese presentation style, artists discuss their work, their creative process, and other issues in contemporary art....

Duration:00:08:08

Greater New York 2010: Artists Present: David Benjamin Sherry (3 of 7)

12/3/2010
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Part I of a series of talks by ten artists represented in MoMA PS1's Greater New York 2010 , (May 23–October 18), an exhibition of work by artists in the New York metropolitan area who engage in a wide range of art practices and mediums. In sessions consisting of short and dynamic presentations of twenty images, twenty-five seconds per image, loosely modeled on an informal Japanese presentation style, artists discuss their work, their creative process, and other issues in contemporary art....

Duration:00:08:43

Greater New York 2010: Artists Present: Xaviera Simmons (2 of 7)

12/3/2010
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Part I of a series of talks by ten artists represented in MoMA PS1's Greater New York 2010 , (May 23–October 18), an exhibition of work by artists in the New York metropolitan area who engage in a wide range of art practices and mediums. In sessions consisting of short and dynamic presentations of twenty images, twenty-five seconds per image, loosely modeled on an informal Japanese presentation style, artists discuss their work, their creative process, and other issues in contemporary art....

Duration:00:08:23

Greater New York 2010: Artists Present: Amir Mogharabi (5 of 7)

12/3/2010
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Part II of a series of talks by ten artists represented in MoMA PS1's Greater New York 2010 , (May 23–October 18), an exhibition of work by artists in the New York metropolitan area who engage in a wide range of art practices and mediums. In sessions consisting of short and dynamic presentations of twenty images, twenty-five seconds per image, loosely modeled on an informal Japanese presentation style, artists discuss their work, their creative process, and other issues in contemporary art....

Duration:00:07:32

Greater New York 2010: Artists Present: Ryan McNamara (4 of 7)

12/3/2010
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Part II of a series of talks by ten artists represented in MoMA PS1's Greater New York 2010 , (May 23–October 18), an exhibition of work by artists in the New York metropolitan area who engage in a wide range of art practices and mediums. In sessions consisting of short and dynamic presentations of twenty images, twenty-five seconds per image, loosely modeled on an informal Japanese presentation style, artists discuss their work, their creative process, and other issues in contemporary art....

Duration:00:08:35

Conversations with Contemporary Artists: Artist's Choice I: Danh Vo and Jul

12/3/2010
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Monday, May 10, 2010 6:30 PM Artist Danh Vo invites artist Julie Ault to join him in a conversation about his practice and the contexts he explores in his work, as well as various points of connection between both artists' creative practices.

Duration:01:24:34

The Scroll and the Story of the Three Gorges

12/3/2010
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December 07, 2009, 6:00 PM Almost every year, MoMA’s Library Council publishes a specially printed artist’s book to explore the genre and to benefit the Library and Museum Archives. This year, as an alternative form of artist’s book, the Council has cast a hand-printed and mounted scroll by artist Yun-Fei Ji. The scroll addresses the damaging impact of China’s Three Gorges Dam, the construction of which has had devastating effects on the Chinese landscape and displaced over one million...

Duration:01:34:20