Most museums are too expensive to really be what we want them to be: public cultural resources open all the time, to everyone. The Museum of Modern Art, at $20 per ticket for adults, is the target of a lot of complaints. But today, get $40 for $20 at MoMA through Groupon! Now you’ll totally donate.
At MoMA, Andy Warhol’s Films Plumb the Erotics of Boredom
Andy Warhol’s artwork tends to elicit strong reactions, whether it’s love in the form of poster-buying, hate in the form of getting angry at gallery installations or boredom, displayed by just not going to Warhol exhibitions at all. I happen to like Warhol’s art, although until recently, I had only ever seen his prints and paintings. A new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, called Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures shows a new side to an artist who often gets pigeonholed as a screenprinter of soup cans.
The Empire Tweets Back
Tomorrow, Hyperallergic will join WNYC, ARTnews Magazine and architecture and literary experts Mark Lamster and Bryan Waterman to live-tweet MoMA’s screening of the 485-minute duration classic, Empire (1964).
For a complete list of tweeps to follow for the exercise in duration art reporting, discussion, and good ol’ fashioned art geek fun, visit WNYC for the lowdown.
Curator Paola Antonelli Talks Design and Technology
If Hyperallergic was a teen magazine, Museum of Modern Art design curator Paola Antonelli would totally be our crush of the moment. In this video, from Vice’s Creators Project, see Antonelli discuss the “communication” that takes place between people and technology, through the medium of design.
5 Ways Google’s Art Project Bests Other Virtual Art Viewers
In another giant leap for art online, Google has released Art Project, a collaboration with a group of 17 international art museums, including New York’s own Metropolitan and Museum of Modern Art, to put their collections online. But this isn’t just a rehash of some online slideshow. Museums participating in Art Project can be digitally toured in two ways: as a Google Street View-style walking trip through the physical museum itself, as well as an artwork-by-artwork tour, with masterpieces of museum collections viewable in a slick image window. Here’s what Art Project does better than any other digital art viewer out there.
Performance Art Through the Lens
MoMA photography curator Roxana Marcoci knows that we are experiencing a “renaissance of performance”. The show she has curated in collaboration with Eva Respini, Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960, will explore the role of the photographic image in this surge of performative work, both as a document of the performance and as art work on its own. The MoMA exhibition, which opens this Friday January 28, begins in the 1960s at a time when performance began to emerge as a singular field of art based on the carrying out of specific art actions.
MoMA Makes Statement By Acquiring Censored Wojnarowicz
The New York Times announced today that the Museum of Modern Art has acquired David Wojnarowicz’s “A Fire in My Belly,” including both the artist-cut 7 minute version and the 13 minute full work. The acquisition pays testament to the work’s newfound significance after being censored from the Smithsonian’s Hide/Seek exhibition.
Five NYC Museum Shows to Look Forward to in 2011
It’s the New Year all over again, and aside from going out and partying, there’s not much in the New Year to look forward to yet. I’m finding myself starting at empty calendar and wondering what to fill it up with. Why not schedule in some art? It’s never to early to start that exhibition calendar going, so here are five exhibitions that I think will light up this new year in New York City.
9 Underappreciated New York Art Shows & Events of 2010
There’s the stuff everyone is applauding … yawn … but that’s boring, we want to point out some things that are under most people’s radar and why they deserve some notice. Here’s our list of the 9 Most Underappreciated Art Shows & Events in New York during 2010.
Looking Beyond Pollock’s Drip Paintings
Abstract Expressionist New York shines a bright and bold light on Jackson Pollock. Although the selection on view is obviously not as extensive as MoMA’s major retrospective in 1998-99, the show is still a rare and precious opportunity to see many of Pollock’s paintings under one roof.
His paintings are often crudely divided into two categories. On the hand, there are the mighty drip paintings — where splatters and splotches of paint dance across the picture plane. Then, there is everything else.
Allora & Calzadilla’s Hole-y Piano
This video was produced for MoMA’s ninth installment of the Performance Exhibition Series, which features Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, more commonly referred to as Allora & Calzadilla, and the staging of their haunting performance “Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on Ode to Joy for a Prepared Piano” (2008). The duo will be representing the United States during the next Venice Biennale in 2011.
12 Holiday Picks From MoMA’s Design Store
If you weren’t paranoid about the holidays before Thanksgiving, now they’re really coming up. Hanukkah and Christmas and everything else are JUST around the corner in December, and then New Years! OMG! So what are you picking up your loved ones this year? Being artsy as you all are, you probably want to support our city’s fine artists and institutions.
To discover some cool art-related presents, I visited the Museum of Modern Art’s gift shop and design store in search of desirable objects. Here’s what I came up with.