ICYMI: there's a tiny #PipilottiRist permanently installed in this old school's floorboards. "Selbstlos im Lavabad (Selfless in the Bath of Lava)" (1994) was installated in 1997. In the video, the artist swims nude in an incandescent lava bath and cries out “I am a worm and you are a flower!” ... While we prepare for our spring exhibitions, the Museum is open for tours of our long-term installations only. See what's on view at mo.ma/longterm.
🤑Pro tip: tomorrow is the first day of @artbookps1's fifth annual STOOP SALE. Visit Friday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. for steep discounts on artist monographs, museum and gallery catalogs, children's books, artist books, theory, literature, ephemera, magazines, merch, and more. Free and open to the public ✨
We're feeling grateful for that extra hour of sunlight and the sunny disposition of today's #WomensHistoryMonth favorite, Gina Beavers (@gina_beavers). Inspired by images she sources on @instagram and the internet at large, Beavers' punchy acrylic paintings capture the kitsch and color of life in a digital world. Her solo exhibition opens at MoMA PS1 March 31 mo.ma/gina. ... “What I find interesting about Gina's work is how it plays with the idea of self-fashioning. Women have long constructed their identity and projected their status through attire. And, historically, this act of creating oneself is always highly influenced by the culture or technology of the time. Today, through #selfie, #ootd or #instabeauty posts we shape a self that fits not our assigned social positions, but our aspirational ones." – Amber Sasse, Special Events and Membership Manager 😈 ... cc @womeninthearts#5WomenArtists
"For the artists who have worked here for the past 40 years, the building has been part of their material. They've left little bits and pieces of themselves physically embedded in the building's structure." Oliver Shultz (@olivershultz), Curatorial Associate. ... Have you discovered Saul Melman's (@saulmelman) work tucked in our basement? He painted the historic coal-fired boiler with gold leaf and *bodily fluid* ... While we prepare for our spring exhibitions, the Museum is open for tours of our long-term installations only, departing every 30 minutes from 12-6pm, Thursday through Monday. See what's on view at mo.ma/longterm
"There are moments in the city in which there are absurd juxtapositions, and I’m interested in that absurdity. What happens when you allow yourself to be taken away by these images, these clashes, and all of the associations that come up in the daydreaming process." – NIC Kay. ... NIC Kay's (@okaynickay) experimental performance with keyon gaskin on Sunday immerses its audience in movement and sound, set within a colorful world of scaffolding, stanchions, beauty supplies, and detritus and moving through themes of urban geography, objecthood, human supremacy, animality, repose, and the surreal. Tickets: mo.ma/sunday. ... “Sloth-ish: Where Does It Hurt” is one of six new commissions presented as part of #VWSundaySessions.
“I think I’m stubborn. In the beginning, I had no precedent for being valued. Everything that came from a woman’s experience was considered trivial. I wasn’t sure if my work would shift that paradigm or not, but I had to try.” – #CaroleeSchneemann. ... To the woman who did it first, and fearlessly. A true radical who asserted the power of women's bodies in her painting, performance, film, and installation. Suspended from Bard for painting herself nude as a young student; an artist who revolutionized the future of art history; a devoted cat lover: infinity kisses. ... Today we mourn the loss of our friend Carolee Schneemann, a bright spirit who impacted our lives indelibly. It was an honor to work with a legend on her major retrospective "Kinetic Painting" in 2017. Learn more about her iconic career: mo.ma/schneemann
🌿🌺🌿JUST ANNOUNCED 🌿🌺🌿 This summer's 20th annual Young Architects Program winners Pedro & Juana (@pedroyjuana) will transform our concrete jungle into an immersive junglescape. "Hórama Rama" will feature a panoramic image of greenery and wildlife contrasting with the surrounding city. Hovering above the courtyard, this mirage of the natural world will provide an immersive refuge from the city, complete with a man-made waterfall and hammocks. moma.org/yap #YAP2019. ... The Young Architects Program at @themuseumofmodernart and MoMA PS1 has offered emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop creative designs for a temporary and sustainable outdoor installation that provides shade, seating, and water.
It's #WomensHistoryMonth and we're sharing artists we love from the perspective of the women who work at MoMA PS1. On Sunday, tattoo artist Doreen Garner (@the_silicon_don) presented "Alternative Modes of Penetration," a powerful examination of the tattoo process as part of our #VWSundaySessions performance series. ... “I consider the process of getting tattooed a way to physically manifest an experience or moment in your life, and (in some cases) resolve past pain with something beautiful and new. I personally received a tattoo from Doreen in 2018 as part of a program at the ReAnimation Library (@reanimationlibrary) at Pioneer Works (@pioneerworks) which was a really special experience and a memento of what Pioneer Works and Red Hook mean to me. It was really meaningful to watch Doreen amplify the power of tattoos here at MoMA PS1." – Eliza Brennessel (@elizaj333), Performance Coordinator 🤠
While we deinstall Bruce Nauman and prepare for our spring exhibitions, the building is open for tours of our long-term installations only, featuring works by artists like Abigail Lazkoz, William Kentridge, Lawrence Weiner, and more. As always, admission is free for New Yorkers. See what's on view at mo.ma/longterm. ... Photo by @pablo.enriquez
"All of my work talks about pain that was inflicted...but I'm using pain as a method of healing. I feel like that's kind of what goes on when you get a tattoo, you're initiating your own healing. And because these images are so celebratory of Black excellence and black history, it's initiating a healing for Black people.” ... 💉 Our #VWSundaySessions artist Doreen Garner (@the_silicon_don) presents a newly commissioned performance exploring the power dynamics, pain, trauma, and vulnerability inherent in the practice of tattooing. As ink and needles penetrate human skin live in the #VWDome, witness the physical transformation of her subjects' bodies. Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets: mo.ma/sunday. ... Watch the full episode of @art21's #NewYorkCloseUp on Garner's "Invisible Man Tattoo" project at mo.ma/watch #BlackHistoryMonth