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Bundle up! Today is the first day of Winter, also known as #wintersolstice. [Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901). "Aristide Bruant dans son cabaret (Aristide Bruant in His Cabaret)," detail. 1893. Lithograph, sheet: 53 9/16 x 37 15/16 in. (136 x 96.3 cm) The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Marko Turk produced each of his microphones himself in his one-man workshop, but was able to compete internationally with much larger manufacturers. See some of his designs now in the exhibition "Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye." #MakingMusicModern [Marko Turk. Microphone (model MD9). 19
Last-minute gifting rush? We've got your back with extended holiday hours at @momastore locations at 53rd Street and in Soho. Visit for details.
For my last post, I'll leave you with an iconic view that connects the past and present in this beautiful seaside city. Between the 14th and 16th centuries, this port opened the door to key trading routes between Asia and the West, marking the beginning of what would be a major geographical, politic
William Kentridge. "NO, IT IS" 2012. This is a clip from one of three flip book films that make up this triptych work. The label notes that Kentridge drew the character seen here in his own likeness. Each piece plays simultaneously next to each other with a simple soundtrack of a film projector in t
A lovely breakfast with artist and curator of the 2014 Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Jitish Kallat. A great dialog about the role of pedagogy in curatorial practice, how 500 years of history in Kochi shaped the biennale's theme, and the creative work of collaboration. Thank you, Jitish- a great way to sta
Theo Eshetu "Anima Mundi" 2014. This video installation includes imagery from rituals and dances from various cultures, x-Rays, cathode ray tube image captures, animated statues and other visual material collected by the artist "pointing to a metaphysical cosmology", linking eastern and western per
Prashant Pandey "Artha" 2014. Pandey's sculpture, quite striking from afar, shocks as one moves closer to find the reflective surface is made from 10,000 discarded blood-stained slides (see my feed @sdp80 for detail image). The curator writes "The work acts as an unsettling interruption, forcing a
Aram Saroyan. " " 1968. American poet Aram Saroyan's minimalist prose acts as poetry, sculpture, and concept all at once. The title of this piece is the symbol itself. This work holds the Guinness world record for shortest poem ever written and his larger body of work has stirred great debate in the
Gulammohammed Sheikh. "Balancing Act" 2014. This sculpture is inspired by an 18th century Jaipur School miniature painting. Depicting conflict in the royal court during the British takeover, Sheikh further complicates this imagery by replacing the faces of each piece with current political figures,
Anish Kapoor. "Descension" 2014. This site-specific installation builds on Kapoor's continuing exploration of disrupting physical spaces, confronting us with the perpetual downward force of a water-vortex. Notice the work is installed in a space open to Kochi's own coastline on the Arabian Sea, crea
Hamra Abbas. "Kaaba Pop-ups" 2014. This is one of a series of 24 handmade paper sculptures folded into Islamic stalactite patterns with the center cube fashioned after the 'Kaaba' (or Ka'aba), the cuboid building that sits in the center of Mecca, Islam's holiest site. The curator notes "the fragilit
Mona Hatoum's 2004 "Undercurrent". The bulbs brighten and fade with the rhythm of a visitor's breath. A beautiful floor installation in the raw concrete and brick spaces of Aspinwall House. Views from @kochibiennale -Sheetal (@sdp80) #MoMATravels
"Earth Piece" Yoko Ono,1963. Installed in the biennale's main venue, Aspinwall House. This instructional work is included in Ono's "Grapefruit" book, originally published in 1964. Visitors to the biennale are welcome to take a card. This piece was created during the years to be explored in MoMA's up
Welcome to the 2014 Kochi-Muziris Biennale! I'm Sheetal Prajapati (@sdp80), Assistant Director of Learning + Artists Initiatives and I'll be taking you through the Biennale for the next 4 days, exploring art and exhibition sites throughout the city. The biennale title references Muziris, an ancient
Sheetal Prajapati (@sdp80), Assistant Director of Learning and Artists Initiatives, will be taking over the MoMA Instagram account starting tomorrow. She'll be traveling to the 2014 Kochi-Muziris Biennale in India for MoMA's C-MAP (Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives) research initiative, devot
Opening today, "The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World" explores the idea that our contemporary time is atemporal, or "of no time," and that artists today are using artistic languages from the past 100 years that we recognize, but in different ways. #TheForeverNow [Installation
Visitors created their own cut-out compositions in yesterday's "Sampling Matisse" workshop with artist Elaine Reichek. Stop by #MoMAStudio on your next visit and get creative.
In 1971, @yokoonoofficial had her unofficial MoMA debut: she posted a sign outside the entrance stating that she had released flies on the Museum grounds, and the public was invited to track them as they dispersed across the city. Now, over 40 years later, "Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971" (May
"The Forever Now," a new exhibition of contemporary painting, opens Sunday, but Laura Owens' untitled painting in the lobby offers a preview. [Laura Owens. "Untitled." 2013. Flashe paint, synthetic polymer paint, and oil stick on canvas, 137 3/8 x 119 7/8" (348.9 x 304.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Ar
Artist Nicholas Nixon signs copies of his new book, "The Brown Sisters: Forty Years" at @momastore this afternoon. The photo series is currently on view in the MoMA lobby.
Diego Rivera, born today in 1886, was the second artist to have a solo exhibition at MoMA back in 1931. (The first? Henri Matisse.) [Diego Rivera. "Young Man in a Gray Sweater (Jacques Lipchitz)." Paris 1914. Oil on canvas; 25 5/8 x 21 5/8" (65.1 x 54.9 cm). Gift of T. Catesby Jones]
Happy Bday Diego Rivera! @MuseumModernArt conservators were crucial to transporting this mural
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