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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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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


Yoko Ono and Kara Walker in Conversation

8/30/2011
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March 08, 2011 6:30 PM Artists Yoko Ono and Kara Walker, whose work is represented in the exhibition Contemporary Art from the Collection, will engage in a dialogue about their respective practices and share their perspectives on how social, political, and gender issues inform their work. Moderated by MoMA director Glenn D. Lowry. NOTE: Audio has been edited to include only Kara Walker's presentation.

Duration: 00:29:06


Warhol, On Screen, Off Screen

4/29/2011
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March 03, 2011 06:00 PM Writer John Giorno, who conceived of the Giorno Poetry Systems, will read his own poetic works inspired by the life and times of Andy Warhol, followed by artist Conrad Ventur screening his contemporary screen test films. John Giorno was a subject of Warhol’s original screen tests. A conversation to follow moderated by director of MoMA PS1 and exhibition curator Klaus Biesenbach.

Duration: 01:13:30


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


Crossing the Line: Drawing and Its Extension (Part 2)

2/17/2011
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Part 2 of 2 This half-day symposium, held in conjunction with the exhibition On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, explores the extended field of drawing by analyzing the development of line throughout the century in two panel discussions. "From On Line to Online,” moderated by Catherine de Zegher, co-curator of the exhibition, features artists Anna Maria Maiolino, Julie Mehretu, Jean Fisher, Professor of Fine Art and Transcultural Studies, Middlesex University and writer on...

Duration: 01:36:44


Conversations with Contemporary Artists: Reinventing Artist Communities (An

2/17/2011
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 6:00 p.m. Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building Join leading contemporary artists as they discuss their work, the creative process, and issues in contemporary art. Andrea Zittel and Lisa Anne Auerbach discuss High Desert Test Sites and other alternative spaces for experimental works by both emerging and established artists. Moderated by Peter Reed, Senior Deputy Director for...

Duration: 01:24:00


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


Oliver Sacks: The Island of Rota

2/10/2011
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 6:00 p.m. Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1 Neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks reads from his book The Island of the Colorblind, elaborating on oceanic islands, evolution, and plant life, and the illustrated publications that first shaped his passion for plants and science. The reading coincides with the publication of The Island of Rota, a limited-edition book published by the Library Council of The Museum of Modern Art to benefit MoMA's Library...

Duration: 01:02:27


Conversations with Contemporary Artists: Reinventing Artist Communities

2/10/2011
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Monday, November 8, 2010, 6:00 p.m. Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building Join leading contemporary artists as they discuss their work, the creative process, and issues in contemporary art. Mark Dion and J. Morgan Puett invite writer and critic Alastair Gordon to discuss Mildred’s Lane, a long-term experiment in large-scale project-, research-, and event-based practices with a living museum and an educational...

Duration: 01:49:18


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

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