Santigold played a lively hour-long set at the Museum of Modern Art last night for its annual Party in the Garden gala, accompanied by a full band that wore Max Headroom style-plastic flattops. She was also joined by dancers who prowled every inch of the smallish outdoor stage, at one point opening the parasols they’d brought with them to add a little flamingo-like flourish to the strut.
Language precedes us, the structuralist theorists said, and that goes for everyone, not just writers. Enter “Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language,” an ambitious new group exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art that shows 44 artists from the past 100 years taking on letters, punctuation marks, chunks of written language and numbers too, and twisting, expanding and generally transforming them in all sorts of illuminating ways.
At the end of his article on Centre Pompidou President Alain Seban’s plans to expand into modest temporary locations in Brazil, Russia, India and China, The Art Newspaper‘s Gareth Harris drops this epic little bit of news: “…a Jeff Koons retrospective organised with New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, is due to open at the Centre Pompidou in 2014.”
Here’s an unfamiliar scene from the front entrance of the Museum of Modern Art last Friday: a shady looking bald man was saying, “You got any extra tickets?” sounding more like he was trying to score meth; directly next to him, a sulking man with a large frame tucked into a baggy hooded sweatshirt shouted, “Tickets! Tickets! Tickets!”
The Standard & Poor’s rating agency has raised the classification of the outstanding debt for the Museum of Modern Art from -AA to AA, Bloomberg reports today.
Well, this is adorable. The comment system on the Museum of Modern Art’s Inside/Out blog now has a CAPTCHA box powered by Ed Ruscha artworks. A CAPTCHA box? It’s that little box of letters and numbers—usually randomly generated—that you need to copy when leaving a comment on a website or signing up for a Read More
“When I moved to New York at 16, as Sabine mentioned, I encountered the great museums of New York—the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan, the Whitney, the Guggenheim,” the artist Andrea Fraser told a crowd at MoMA last night. “I found them absolutely terrifying. I found them incredibly intimidating, with their overwhelming legitimacy, their overwhelming authority.”
The New Directors/New Films festival, presented by the Museum of Modern Art and Lincoln Center, has announced the first seven films that it has selected for its 2012 edition.
Attendance to the Museum of Modern Art dropped 11 percent in 2011, while the Metropolitan Museum saw a record 5.6 million visitors, according to a report in Bloomberg about New York’s two biggest museums.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 26
Screening: !Women Art Revolution: A Secret History at the Museum of Modern Art
Lynn Hershman Leeson’s film takes a look at history of the feminist art movement, beginning in the 1960s, and focuses on groups like the Guerrilla Girls and venues like Martha Wilson’s Franklin Furnace archive and performance space Read More