Join MoMA PopRally for Decoding Alibis, an Interactive Event Exploring Sigmar Polke, July 23

Sigmar Polke (German, 1941–2010). Untitled. c. 1975. Gelatin silver print, 7 1/16 x 9 7/16″ (18 x 23.9 cm). Acquired through the generosity of Edgar Wachenheim III and Ronald S. Lauder. (© 2014 Estate of Sigmar Polke/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn)

The critically acclaimed Sigmar Polke retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) closes on August 3, but before it’s gone, we have the perfect event that will help you explore, discover, and learn about one of the most powerful exhibitions in New York.

Join PopRally for Decoding Alibis, an interactive evening exploring the retrospective Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010. Decoding Alibis invites visitors to wander the exhibition while five special guests — a cultural historian, a hallucinogen expert, a conservator, a magician, and a palm reader — are stationed throughout the galleries to illuminate aspects of Sigmar Polke’s complex body of work through the lens of their respective areas of expertise.

Guests can explore freely in the galleries and choose how they would like to experience the event. Polke’s multifaceted work often confronts issues of perception, chaos, and chance, and this special evening allows you to be immersed in the artist’s layered universe of imagery, symbolism, history, and myth.

Hyperallergic is the media sponsor for Decoding Alibis.

Featured Guests

Magnus Schaefer, Curatorial Assistant, MoMA
Hrag Vartanian, Editor-in-Chief, Hyperallergic
Anny Aviram, Conservator, MoMA
Matthew Holtzclaw, magician
Psychic Lauren, palm reader
Daniel Pinchbeck, author and expert in psychedelic shamanism
Frank Trommler, cultural historian and Professor Emeritus of German, University of Pennsylvania

Admission includes a cocktail reception and DJ set in The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, and exclusive access to Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010.

Doors open at 7pm. Introductory remarks begin promptly at 7:15pm, followed by interactive talks and performances in the galleries throughout the evening.

MoMA PopRally Presents: Decoding Alibis

An Interactive Event Exploring Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 7–10pm
MoMA, 11 W 53 Street, Midtown, Manhattan

Tickets ($15, $13 MoMA members) are available online.

You must be 21 or older to attend this event. Special thanks to Sud de France Wines. Beer for this event has been provided by Brooklyn Brewery.

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