Some have questioned whether Neshat’s famous images of women wearing the hijab represent the struggles of Iranian women today.
A Peek Into Some of the Best Art Books of 2019
Paula Rego, John Ruskin, Donald Judd, Lucian Freud, Hokusai, and, yes, Leonardo da Vinci.
MOCA Employees Submit Union Cards to the National Labor Relations Board
Employees cited low wages relative to experience, lack of benefits, schedule instability, and high turnover as some of the reasons behind their decision to unionize.
MOCA Los Angeles to Implement a Free Admission Policy
The shift will be funded with a $10 million donation from MOCA Board of Trustees President Carolyn Clark Powers, who says: “Charging admission is counterintuitive to art’s ability and purpose to connect, inspire, and heal people.”
MoMA PS1 Will Be Free for All New Yorkers for a Year
Starting on October 11, MoMA PS1 will be free for all New Yorkers for a year.
False Facts and Anti-Curator Hysterics Won’t Fix the Museum of Modern Art
I generally stay out of public arguments about the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). I feel too close, yet I’m not an insider.
Who’s Really to Blame for MoMA’s Björkgate?
On Tuesday, artnet News posted an article by Christian Viveros-Fauné with the attention-grabbing and self-explanatory title, “MoMA Curator Klaus Biesenbach Should Be Fired Over Björk Show Debacle.”
A Simplistic Survey of Protest Art
Zero Tolerance at MoMA PS1 tackles an ambitiously broad subject: the intersection between protest and art.
What Just Happened? The Björk Experience at MoMA
This morning, three Hyperallergic editors — Elisa Wouk Almino, Jillian Steinhauer, and Benjamin Sutton — ventured out to see the Museum of Modern Art’s latest foray into avant-garde pop star curating: Björk (an exhibition that needs no subtitle).
Klaus Biesenbach #ArtTalk Recap
On Monday, a sold-out crowd turned out for our inaugural ArtTalk with Klaus Biesenbach. The event could not have been a more auspicious launch for the #ArtTalk series, with which we hope to host edifying speakers engaged with the world of visual culture in unique and provocative ways.
Major New Multifaceted Exhibition Focuses on Ecology and Environmental Issues
The word “expo” conjures big visions: grand pavilions, ferris wheels, exotic exhibitions, a world’s fair. But last Sunday, a different kind of expo opened at MoMA PS1, in Long Island City, Queens — Expo 1: New York, the latest curatorial effort of the institution’s director, Klaus Biesenbach. It’s not quite a world’s fair, but Expo 1, which is the result of a ongoing partnership between MoMA and Volkswagen, riffs on the idea by comprising many pieces that fit loosely together as a whole. It might best be described as an exhibition of exhibitions, or an extremely multifaceted exhibition, or an exhibition that’s “not only an exhibition,” as Biesenbach said at a press preview last week. He also talked about it in terms of wrapping “an envelope around the building [MoMA PS1],” while curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, a co-organizer of the show, called it “almost like a Russian babushka.” This was shortly after Obrist posed the essential question from which Expo 1 sprang: “What is a large-scale exhibition for the 21st century?”
Klaus Biesenbach to Speak at Hyperallergic’s Debut ArtTalk on Mon May 20
Announcing an exciting new series, Hyperallergic ArtTalk. Starting Monday, May 20, Hyperallergic will invite a leading voice to spark discussion, debate, and further action about an evolving idea or project that they are passionate about in the world of art. Our inaugural event will feature Klaus Biesenbach, director of MoMA PS1 and chief curator at large at The Museum of Modern Art.