Tag Archives: Museum of Modern Art


Features
Installation view of “Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010” at MoMA, which did not use wall texts. COURTESY MOMA

Wall Talk: Do We Even Need Museum Wall Labels?

There was a time when the labels and texts in museum shows were matter-of-fact explanations—the artist, title, date, medium, and then a few informative words from the curator. But as exhibitions have become more extravagant, provocative, and controversial, attended by … Read More


Reviews

Walid Raad at Museum of Modern Art

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News

Morning Links: Sotheby’s Buyouts Edition

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Film
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Precarious Immortality: William S. Burroughs on Film

Few humans maintained a courtship with death as intimate and prolonged as that of William S. Burroughs. Despite a decades-long addiction to heroin, numerous run-ins with the law, and an unabashed love of gunplay, the author of Naked Lunch (1959) … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Still from Anomalisa. 

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9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

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Artists Features
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A Still Is a Still Is a Still . . . Still: Clyfford Still’s Replicas

Inspired by a rare opportunity to acquire iconic Clyfford Still paintings, buyers made headlines in 2011 when Sotheby’s auctioned four Still canvases for $114 million, nearly twice the combined asking price. The most expensive paintings, 1949-A-No.1 and 1947-Y-No.2, sold for … Read More


News

Morning Links: Absolut Art Edition

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News

Morning Links: Returned Kirchner Painting Edition

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News

MoMA Is Now Requiring Timed Tickets for ‘Picasso Sculpture’

It seemed too good to be true that entry to MoMA’s “Picasso Sculpture” was un-ticketed when the exhibition opened in September. Today, the museum announced that that would no longer be the case—museum visitors are now required to buy timed … Read More


Retrospective
Frank Stella, Harran II, 1967, polymer and fluorescent polymer paint on canvas. ©2015 FRANK STELLA/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, NEW YORK, GIFT, MR. IRVING BLUM, 1982

‘His Ability to Change Has Been Amazing’: A Review of MoMA’s Frank Stella Survey, From 1970

Earlier this year, at the Armory Show in New York, a group of stainless steel and 3-D-printed thermoplastic sculptures were on view at Marianne Boesky’s booth. “Who is this new, hot, young artist?” dealers could be heard asking. The answer: … Read More


Artists
Mishka Henner, Staphorst Ammunition Depot, 2011, archival pigment print. COURTESY THE ARTIST

The Man Who Laughed at Surveillance Technology: Mishka Henner on His Jarring Images About Images

The scariest thing about Mishka Henner’s “Feedlots” photographs is that they are so beautiful. In one photograph from the series, a pool of bright red swirls interrupts a field of greyish boxes. The closer you look, the more you begin to … Read More


Film
Robert Zemeckis on the set of The Walk. ©2015 CTMG, INC., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Future Imperfect: Robert Zemeckis in Retrospective

Two thousand fifteen was destined to be the year of Robert Zemeckis since at least 1989, the same year a frizzy-haired scientist and his baby-faced protégé set the clock forward to October 21, 2015, defying the space-time continuum for the … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Alexander Rodchenko, Stairs, 1929–30.

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9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

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Retrospective
Pablo Picasso, She-Goat, 1950 (cast 1952), bronze. ©2015 ESTATE OF PABLO PICASSO/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK, MRS. SIMON GUGGENHEIM FUND

Object-Lessons in Object-Love: A Review of MoMA’s First Picasso Sculpture Show, in 1967

Anyone who has paid any mind to the New York art world this week knows that MoMA has opened its much-hyped “Picasso Sculpture” show, the largest museum survey of sculptures by Pablo Picasso in nearly 50 years. In honor of … Read More