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Lebanese American artist #SimoneFattal's mystical and enigmatic works are drawn from a range of sources including war narratives, landscape painting, ancient history, mythology, and Sufi poetry. Opening March 31, see the artist's first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. featuring over 100 ceramic sculptures, paintings, and collages that explore the impact of displacement: mo.ma/simonefattal


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"I wanted the light to be the revelation. It has to do with what we value. I want people to treasure light.”
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🌤️ICYMI: #JamesTurrell's sunset lighting program for "Meeting" can now be seen during regular museum hours: mo.ma/turrell. Tag your photos #MeetingMonday and we might regram you. 📷 by @girlseesart


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🌀 In this week's @newyorkermag, Peter Schjeldahl calls our major retrospective #BruceNauman: Disappearing Acts a "parade of creative brainstorms that tend toward engulfing installations of sculpture, film, video, neon, and sound, any of which might anchor the whole career of a less restive artist." Read the full review at mo.ma/more
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See it yourself this weekend. We're open Saturday through Monday noon to 6 p.m. Admission is always free for NYC residents mo.ma/brucenauman


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“I was interested in the idea of lying, or not telling the truth.”
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The 1966 cast sculpture “Wax Impressions of the Knees of Five Famous Artists” is neither made of wax nor famous knees. Nauman likely used his own body to form five indentations in a block of resin. His titles trigger the viewer’s imagination and occasionally lead it astray, embedding little deceptions such as these in works that are not what they seem. Now on view at MoMA PS1 in #BruceNauman: Disappearing Acts: mo.ma/brucenauman


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No 👏Thanks 👏Given 👏
Spend the Sunday before Thanksgiving with 8-Ball Community Inc. (@8ballcommunity) as they interrogate the history of the holiday in active resistance to colonialism, white supremacy, and the meat industry.
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This museum-wide takeover features a screening of the documentary "Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock" followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, performances in the VW Dome by Nick Hakim (@en_hakim) and Poetic Thrust (@poeticthrust), comedy with Bunt Cake & the Pantyhoes (@buntcakezine & @pantyhoesnyc), and a drum circle organized with The Silvercloud Singers and led by Kevin Tarrant. Pictured here: zines from the 8-Ball Archive on the theme of Thanksgiving that will be on view alongside Rahim Fortune's Shinnecock Nation portrait series. Tickets available at mo.ma/nothanks 🦃


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From his early eccentric sculptures to performances recorded on film and video, the human body has long been a tool for Bruce Nauman. In “Neon Templates of the Left Half of My Body Taken at Ten-Inch Intervals” (1966), semi-circular tubes of neon trace the silhouette of the now-absent artist. This work is on view at @themuseumofmodernart in #BruceNauman: Disappearing Acts, presented at MoMA and MoMA PS1: mo.ma/brucenauman


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"This may become a very erotic exercise.”
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Many of Bruce Nauman’s works invite direct participation. “Body Pressure” (1974) instructs you to press the front of your body against the wall and “form an image of yourself on the opposite side of the wall pressing back against the wall very hard. Press very hard and concentrate on the image pressing very hard." A call for extreme bodily awareness, the work is incomplete without your cooperation. Now on view at MoMA PS1 in #BruceNauman: Disappearing Acts: mo.ma/brucenauman


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Daylight savings mood 😵
This Sunday, French cinema artist Marie Losier will transform the VW Dome into a live film set. Dance alongside a cast of hazmat-suited artists, musicians, and friends as an extra in a music video for German electronic musician Felix Kubin.
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This raucous afternoon of music, film, and conversation marks the culmination of Losier's film retrospective at @themuseumofmodernart. Offering an unvarnished glimpse into the process of 16mm film making, the afternoon includes a selection of Losier's short films and a conversation with curators Matthew Lyons and Sophie Cavoulacos before Losier encourages her audience to participate in a live music video shoot. The program culminates in a grand finale concert by Felix Kubin featuring special guests. Tickets available at mo.ma/losier


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Between the late 1960s and the mid-1970s, Nauman devised a number of works that turn museum visitors into performers. Works like “Kassel Corridor: Elliptical Space” 1972, are constructions that allow us to withdraw into partly secluded spaces or private experiences. This crescent-shaped corridor admits one person at a time, for one hour intervals, and visitors may lock themselves in or leave and re-enter as they wish. Because access is so limited, most viewers experience the work by watching from outside. Inquisitive eyes can peer through small gaps between the walls, engaging with the dynamics of watching and being watched.
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Experience it for yourself at @themuseumofmodernart in #BruceNauman: Disappearing Acts, now on view at both MoMA and MoMA PS1: mo.ma/brucenauman


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HOPE/ENVY
FAITH/LUST
CHARITY/SLOTH
PRUDENCE/PRIDE
JUSTICE/AVARICE
FORTITUDE/ANGER
GLUTTONY / TEMPERANCE
Using overlapping text to vanish the binaries of moral clarity, “Seven Virtues/Seven Vices,” juxtaposes extremes of good and bad, chiseled on stone tablets and superimposed until both are obscured. Nauman’s work erases all forms of certainty, mandating that we craft our own meanings rather than adhere to established rules. Now on view in #BruceNauman: Disappearing Acts: mo.ma/brucenauman


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Spend your Sunday exploring the history and legacy of the radical music label, Black Forum.
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Founded in 1970 by Berry Gordy of Motown Records, the label served as a platform for political spoken word and music during a time of civil unrest, releasing albums by Amiri Baraka, Langston Hughes, Elaine Brown, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., among others. Tickets at mo.ma/blackforum.
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Highlighting the enduring relevance of Black Forum’s progressive themes over 40 years later, the program will feature an installation and workshop with OlaRonke Akinmowo of the Free Black Women's Library (@Thefreeblackwomenslibrary); DJ sets by Rich Medina (@richmedina); and a discussion between historian Michael Dinwiddie, artist Sadie Barnette (@sadiebarnette), and musician James Mtume.
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Plus, The League of Women Voters (@leagueofwomenvoters) will be on site to provide information on ballot initiatives, polling locations, and other voter information just in time for the November 6 midterm elections.


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Lion-tamers, go-go clowns, and jugglers, oh my! 😈 Thanks for helping us celebrate #PS1Halloween at Cirque de Musee in the big top VW Dome last Saturday night with @bartschland. More photos at mo.ma/halloween
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Photos by @ryanmuir


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