Tag Archives: Museum of Modern Art

Bruce Nauman, Learned Helplessness in Rats (Rock and Roll Drummer), 1988, Plexiglass maze, closed-circuit video camera, scanner and mount, switcher, two videotape players, 13-inch color monitor, 9-inch back-and-white monitor, video projector, and two videotapes (color, sound). ©2015 BRUCE NAUMAN/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK

MoMA and the Schaulager Announce Bruce Nauman Retrospective for 2018

The Museum of Modern Art and the Schaulager announced today that they are planning a Bruce Nauman retrospective for 2018. The show will be Nauman’s first retrospective since 1993, when the Reina Sofia held one that traveled to America and … Read More


Morning Links: The Broad Edition

Installing the 2,000 works of art that will be shown in the new Broad museum is no easy-task. A five-panel Takashi Murakami painting, for example, came in five crates, each of which was unloaded, vacuumed, pushed onto dollies, and then … Read More

Likeo Shiga, Rasen Kaigan 45, chromogenic color print mounted to dibond. COURTESY THE ARTIST/©2015 THE ARTIST

MoMA Announces Artist List for ‘New Photography 2015’

The Museum of Modern Art announced today that, for the 30th anniversary of its “New Photography” exhibition, the annual showcase for emerging photographers will become a biannual affair and include more artists. This year’s edition features 19 artists from 14 … Read More


Morning Links: David Shrigley–Designed Soccer Mascot Edition

Jonathan Jones on why the new David Shrigley–designed mascot for the Scottish soccer team Partick Thistle is “art at its best.” [The Guardian]The Guggenheim Helsinki has officially unveiled its design, by Moreau Kusunoki Architectes. [The New York Times]Protests at MoMA … Read More


MoMA Staffers Will Vote on New Union Contract Next Week

Friday morning, representatives from Local 2110 announced to staff members at the Museum of Modern Art that belong to the union that a “tentative agreement” has been reached with the institution in the staff’s ongoing contract negotiations. A new contract … Read More


MoMA Acquires Richard Serra’s New Sculpture at David Zwirner

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has acquired Richard Serra’s Equal (2015), a sculpture made of eight blocks of steel that is currently on view at David Zwirner’s West 20th Street location in Chelsea. Displayed in four pairs, with one block … Read More

Marcel Broodthaers, Armoire blanche et table blanche (White Cabinet and White Table), 1965, painted cabinet, table, and eggshells. ©2015 ESTATE OF MARCEL BROODTHAERS/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/SABAM, BRUSSELS

MoMA Announces Marcel Broodthaers Retrospective for 2016

The Museum of Modern Art announced today that it will host New York’s first-ever Marcel Broodthaers museum retrospective, set to open on February 14, 2016. After it closes on May 15, 2016, the show will travel to the Reina Sofia … Read More

Artists Retrospective Reviews

Before the Museum of Modern (F)art: On Yoko Ono’s First New York Show, in 1961

In honor of the Museum of Modern Art’s “Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971,” we turn back to Ono’s first exhibition ever, held at AG Gallery, which was run by George Maciunas and Almus Salcius, in New York, in July … Read More


MoMA Staff Protests at the Museum’s ‘Party In the Garden’ Gala

At last night’s annual Party in the Garden gala at the Museum of Modern Art—a major fundraising event for the institution, which this year was in honor of artists Richard Serra and Kara Walker, “with a special salute to David … Read More

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The Guerrilla Girls' 1986 “Report Card” along Pussy Galore's 2015 version.  ©1986 GUERRILLA GIRLS; ©2015 PUSSY GALORE

Taking the Measure of Sexism: Facts, Figures, and Fixes

Despite encouraging signs of women’s improved status and visibility in the art world, there are still major systemic problems. Do not misunderstand me: women artists are in a far better position today than they were 45 years ago, when Linda … Read More

Artists Profiles

Of Flies and Homemade Bombs: Yoko Ono’s Art World

One recent afternoon, I was sitting in a room in Yoko Ono’s apartment in the Dakota building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, waiting for her to arrive. The apartment was dark, but this room was entirely white—white carpets, … Read More


A Dancer in the Dark, Illuminated: Inside MoMA’s Unusual Björk Catalogue

“So I have been doing a little reading and trying to find folks who could help me define what ‘ism’ I am,” Icelandic pop star Björk wrote to writer Timothy Morton in an email in October. In a lengthier email, … Read More

Jeffrey Deitch and Massimiliano Gioni in conversation at the New York Public Library last night. JORI KLEIN/NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

‘Let’s Make It Happen’: Deitch on Almost Joining MoMA, Bribing Michael Jackson’s Doorman, and More

“I don’t really care about money,” Jeffrey Deitch told New Museum curator Massimiliano Gioni last night at the New York Public Library. “Money is something to do more crazy projects with.” There you have it.Deitch and Gioni were both asked … Read More

Bjork, still from "Black Lake," commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, 2015.COURTESY OF WELLHART AND ONE LITTLE INDIAN

State of Emergency: Biesenbach’s Björk Show Turns MoMA Into Planet Hollywood

One gloomy morning this week at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, I was standing in a snaking, claustrophobic line–the first of many–for the press preview of a retrospective of the Icelandic singer Björk, when a woman with … Read More