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MoMA Talks: Performances and Readings

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A Guerrilla Reading by Kenneth Goldsmith

7/12/2013
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Friday, June 28, 2013, 3:00 p.m. Kenneth Goldsmith reads from his recent book Seven American Deaths and Disasters in front of Andy Warhol's Orange Car Crash Fourteen Times. 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...

Duration: 00:38:02


A Guerilla Reading by Melissa Clark

3/14/2013
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February 27, 2013 12:30 p.m. Melissa Clark reads "On Murdering Eels and Laundering Swine," by Betty Fussell, in front of Yayoi Kusama’s Accumulation No. 1, in Gallery 19, fourth floor Melissa Clark writes about cuisine and other products of appetite. She earned an MFA in writing from Columbia University, and began a freelance food-writing career in 1994. Since then her work has been honored with awards by the James Beard Foundation and IACP (International Association of Culinary...

Duration: 00:13:16


A Guerrilla Reading by Tan Lin

3/14/2013
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March 13, 2013 12:30 p.m. 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...

Duration: 00:20:47


Kenneth Goldsmith Reads Works by Samuel Beckett in front of Robert Morris's

3/14/2013
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March 8, 2013 12:30 p.m. 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....

Duration: 00:20:13


A Guerilla Reading by David Shields

3/14/2013
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March 6, 2013 12:30 p.m. 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....

Duration: 00:30:35


Kenneth Goldsmith reads Ted Berrigan's "Train Ride" in front of Alex Katz’s

3/14/2013
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March 1, 2013 3:00 p.m. 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. This program is a part of MoMA's Artists Experiment initiative.

Duration: 00:13:09


Kenneth Goldsmith Reads Luigi Russolo's Futurist Manifesto "The Art of Nois

3/14/2013
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February 22, 2013 3:30 p.m. Kenneth Goldsmith reads Luigi Russolo's Futurist manifesto "The Art of Noise" (1913) in Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925 In conjunction with the exhibition Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925 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...

Duration: 00:22:48


A Guerilla Reading by Sheila Heti

3/14/2013
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February 20, 2013 12:30 p.m. Sheila Heti reads from her book How Should a Person Be? in front of Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon on the fifth floor. Sheila Heti is the author of five books, including the story collection The Middle Stories, the novel Ticknor, and the children’s book We Need a Horse. With Misha Glouberman, she wrote The Chairs Are Where the People Go, a book of “conversational philosopy” that The New Yorker chose as a Best Book of 2011. Last year, she published How...

Duration: 00:23:43


Kenneth Goldsmith reads selections from the minimal poems of Aram Saroyan

2/21/2013
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Friday, February 15, 2013, 3:00 p.m. Kenneth Goldsmith reads selections from the minimal poems of Aram Saroyan (composed between 1968 and 1972) in the Minimalism Galleries on the 4th floor. 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...

Duration: 00:18:42


Kenneth Goldsmith reads Blaise Cendrars' "The Prose of the Trans-Siberian"

2/21/2013
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Friday, February 8, 2013, 3:00 p.m. Kenneth Goldsmith reads poet Blaise Cendrars's "The Prose of the Trans-Siberian and of Little Joan of France" in the Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925 exhibition galleries, in front of the influential book illustrated by Sonia Delaunay. The display includes Delaunay's original painting for this book, Delaunay and Cendrars's working maquette, and a unique printed copy from the collection of Guillaume Apollinaire. In conjunction with the exhibition...

Duration: 00:21:37


Modern Poets: Eavesdrop

12/3/2010
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Monday, March 15, 2010 7:30 PM Poets Joshua Beckman and Matthew Rohrer perform found poetry about works in the Museum’s collection after hours.

Duration: 00:30:56


Modern Poets: Rising Currents

12/3/2010
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 6:15 PM The MoMA exhibition Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront addresses some of the most urgent challenges of sea-level rise resulting from global climate change in New York City. It features five inter-disciplinary teams that have proposed solutions to rising currents at five different sites along the New York and New Jersey coastlines. On a cruise aboard the New York Water Taxi around these sites, poets Matthea Harvey and Lisa Jarnot read works...

Duration: 00:26:42


Music at the Bauhaus: A Concert

12/3/2010
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December 01, 2009, 6:30 PM The interdisciplinary innovations in design, movement, and performance that were characteristic of the Bauhaus had a great impact on the era’s musical vanguard. Several significant composers had ties to the Bauhaus and many others were represented in Bauhaus performances, forging an entirely new musical language that incorporated the school’s unique ethos. In this concert, which accompanies the exhibition Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity, Maria Tegzes,...

Duration: 01:44:14


Charles Bernstein, "Manifest Aversions, Conceptual Conundrums & Implausibly

12/3/2010
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Read by the poet as part of the Futurism and the New Manifesto program, February 20, 2009 On the one hundredth anniversary of the publication of the Founding and Manifesto of Futurism, poets Charles Bernstein, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Joshua Mehigan, and Alicia Stallings recite historical works, as well as their own contemporary manifestos, in the public space of the Museum's Garden Lobby. This program is a collaboration with Poetry magazine. Download the program handout in PDF format More...

Duration: 00:11:18


A. E. Stallings, "Presto Manifesto!" (2008)

12/3/2010
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Read by the poet as part of the Futurism and the New Manifesto program, February 20, 2009 On the one hundredth anniversary of the publication of the Founding and Manifesto of Futurism, poets Charles Bernstein, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Joshua Mehigan, and Alicia Stallings recite historical works, as well as their own contemporary manifestos, in the public space of the Museum's Garden Lobby. This program is a collaboration with Poetry magazine. Download the program handout in PDF format More...

Duration: 00:04:15


F. T. Marinetti, "Multiplied Man and the Religion of the Machine" (1911–191

12/3/2010
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Read by Thomas Sayers Ellis as part of the Futurism and the New Manifesto program, February 20, 2009 On the one hundredth anniversary of the publication of the Founding and Manifesto of Futurism, poets Charles Bernstein, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Joshua Mehigan, and Alicia Stallings recite historical works, as well as their own contemporary manifestos, in the public space of the Museum's Garden Lobby. This program is a collaboration with Poetry magazine. Download the program handout in PDF format...

Duration: 00:13:32


Giacomo Balla and Fortunato Depero, "The Futurist Reconstruction of the Uni

12/3/2010
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Read by Joshua Mehigan as part of the Futurism and the New Manifesto program, February 20, 2009 On the one hundredth anniversary of the publication of the Founding and Manifesto of Futurism, poets Charles Bernstein, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Joshua Mehigan, and Alicia Stallings recite historical works, as well as their own contemporary manifestos, in the public space of the Museum's Garden Lobby. This program is a collaboration with Poetry magazine. Download the program handout in PDF format More...

Duration: 00:10:54


Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carr, F. T. Marinetti, Luigi Russolo, Ugo Piatti, "

12/3/2010
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Read by Joshua Mehigan as part of the Futurism and the New Manifesto program, February 20, 2009 On the one hundredth anniversary of the publication of the Founding and Manifesto of Futurism, poets Charles Bernstein, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Joshua Mehigan, and Alicia Stallings recite historical works, as well as their own contemporary manifestos, in the public space of the Museum's Garden Lobby. This program is a collaboration with Poetry magazine. Download the program handout in PDF format More...

Duration: 00:02:59


F. T. Marinetti, "Manifesto of the Futurist Dance" (1917)

12/3/2010
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Read by Thomas Sayers Elils as part of the Futurism and the New Manifesto program, February 20, 2009 On the one hundredth anniversary of the publication of the Founding and Manifesto of Futurism, poets Charles Bernstein, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Joshua Mehigan, and Alicia Stallings recite historical works, as well as their own contemporary manifestos, in the public space of the Museum's Garden Lobby. This program is a collaboration with Poetry magazine. Download the program handout in PDF format...

Duration: 00:08:35


Mina Loy, "Aphorisms on Futurism" (1914)

12/3/2010
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Read by Charles Bernstein as part of the Futurism and the New Manifesto program, February 20, 2009 On the one hundredth anniversary of the publication of the Founding and Manifesto of Futurism, poets Charles Bernstein, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Joshua Mehigan, and Alicia Stallings recite historical works, as well as their own contemporary manifestos, in the public space of the Museum's Garden Lobby. This program is a collaboration with Poetry magazine. Download the program handout in PDF format...

Duration: 00:07:51

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