Visiting the Museum of Modern Art is always a unique and exciting experience. The museum aims to encourage visitors to become part of the works that they are viewing. Entering September MoMA is presenting “Performing Histories (1)”, the first of a two-part exhibition of media artworks that engage with history in various ways.
“Performing Histories (1)” will be on exhibit from September 12, 2012, to March 11, 2013, in the Yoshiko and Akio Morita Gallery.
“Bringing together nine works which have recently entered the Museum’s collection of Media and Performance Art, the exhibition reflects the variety of the artists’ practices, perspectives, and backgrounds, and raises questions about how the past is constructed and how it can inform the present and the future.”
The artists open up history in various mediums to bring the viewer into the experience and discussion.
“The practices exemplified in the works on view, which include revisiting existing narratives and examining one’s own cultural, social, and personal history, are not bound to a specific medium. They are part of a critical artistic practice in which artists have a general interest in revealing unknown aspects or even constructing new perspectives on history. In recent decades, artists have increasingly employed a performative approach in dialogue with cinematic and photographic mediums, such as film, slide projection, video, and photography to provide new readings of history and open it to a multitude of narratives.”
Featured in the exhibition are works by:
- Kader Attia (French, b. 1970)
- Andrea Fraser (American, b. 1965)
- Ion Grigorescu (Romanian, b. 1945)
- Sharon Hayes (American, b. 1970)
- Dorit Margreiter (Austrian, b. 1967)
- Deimantas Narkevičius (Lithuanian, b. 1964)
- Martha Rosler (American, b. 1943)
The artists use their own experiences to present unique presentations
From different parts of the world and growing up in different eras, the viewer is invited in to explore the art from the varied social and political conditions of each artist as they themselves come to term by reconsidering their own political pasts. “Examining history as both document and fiction, the exhibited works raise questions about how the past is constructed and how it can inform the present.”
Special programs are open to the public to continue the conversation with the artists.
Modern Mondays; an ongoing program that brings contemporary, innovative film and moving image works to the public, provides a forum for viewers to engage in dialogue and debate with contemporary filmmakers and artists.
Tickets: Admission is free for Museum members and for Museum ticketholders. $12 adults; $10 seniors, 65 years and over with I.D.; $8 full-time students with current I.D.
- Monday, October 15, 2012. An Evening with Kader Attia. Titus Theater 2, 7 p.m. Organized by Sabine Breitwieser, Chief Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art
- Monday, October 22, 2012. An Evening with Dorit Margreiter. Titus Theater 2, 7 p.m. Organized by Sabine Breitwieser, Chief Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art
- Monday, November 26, 2012. An Evening with Martha Rosler. Titus Theater 2, 7 p.m. Organized by Sabine Breitwieser, Chief Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art
- Monday, March 4, 2013. An Evening with Deimantas Narkevičius. Titus Theater 2, 7 p.m. Organized by Ana Janevski, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art
The Museum of Modern Art is a building filled with the world’s finest contemporary works of art. Since its opening in 1929 “The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world.”
Visit The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street, New York, N.Y. 10019,
- Wednesday through Monday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Friday, 10:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Closed Tuesday
$25 adults; $18 seniors, 65 years and over with I.D.; $14 full-time students with current I.D. Members and children 16 and under free. (Includes admittance to Museum galleries and film programs).
Plan ahead and purchase tickets on MoMA.org. No service charge for tickets ordered on MoMA.org. Tickets purchased online may be printed out and presented at the Museum with no waiting in line.
Film Admission: $12 adults; $10 seniors, 65 years and over with I.D.; $8 full-time students with current I.D. (for admittance to film programs only)
The mission of The Museum of Modern Art is to educate the universe regarding the world of modern art.
“The Museum of Modern Art is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration. With extraordinary exhibitions and the world’s finest collection of modern and contemporary art, MoMA is dedicated to the conversation between the past and the present, the established and the experimental. Our mission is helping you understand and enjoy the art of our time.”
Become part of the discussion. Open your mind to art and never be afraid to dance!
Subscribe and enjoy reading all of my articles under the titles of Interior Decorating, Long Island Interior Design, Decorating, Arts & Exhibits, Lifestyle, as well as General Pets, Fashion Trends, and Long Island Prepper written for pingroof.com.