✨ @artnet's "13 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week" includes our Artist Holiday Party on Friday from 8 p.m. to midnight. It's not too late to get your tickets for a night of seasonal festivities with Bonaventure (@bonaventure_mbote), a holiday ceramics sale for charity, and plenty of hot chocolate, churros, and mulled wine: mo.ma/natm
The @nytimes highlights #BruceNauman: Disappearing Acts in "The Best Art of 2018." Don't miss the exhibition that "offers a master class in the limits of the body, the limits of language and the artistic desire to push beyond them." On view through our whole building and the sixth floor of @themuseumofmodernart. mo.ma/brucenauman. ... “Contrapposto Split,” 2017. On view at MoMA PS1. Photo by Martin Seck.
🎁Holiday gifting giving you nightmares? Luckily for you, we're hosting a weekend-long ceramics sale with International Space Station, a collaborative project featuring work by more than 100 contemporary artists. Shop for one-of-a-kind ceramic objects by artists from Nicole Eisenman, Maryam Hoseini, and Stanley Whitney to teenage makers from @widerainboworg. All proceeds benefit organizations like Wide Rainbow, Gays Against Guns (@gaysagainstgunsny), Critical Resistance (@criticalresistance), Greenwich House Pottery (@greenwichhousepottery), and the Immigration Defense Project. The sale begins on Friday, December 14, at our Artist Holiday Party. Celebrate with a live performance by Bonaventure, hot chocolate and churros by @lanewyorkina, and mulled wine from @pumphousewines. Tickets: mo.ma/natm. ... International Space Station is organized by Pam Lins, Halsey Rodman, Trisha Baga, and Ceramics Club (CC), with Greenwich House Pottery.
"I like to use light as a material, but my medium is actually perception. I want you to sense yourself sensing, to see yourself seeing.” ... Drop in at sunset tonight for #MeetingMonday, a dose of color therapy in James Turrell's light and space installation, "Meeting," now viewable during regular museum hours without a reservation! The sunset lighting program begins around 4 p.m. and is coordinated to the setting sun. 📸: @anna_zavediy.
Soft-boiled snowmen, ceramics, and cocktails, oh my ☃️ ... Join artists and friends for our annual Artist Holiday Party on Friday, December 14. Ring in the holidays with a performance by Bonaventure (@bonaventure_mbote), drinks, seasonal treats, and after-hours access to "#BruceNauman: Disappearing Acts. Tickets: mo.ma/natm ... Hit up the International Space Station, a collaborative project featuring work by more than 100 artists, and shop for one-of-a-kind handmade ceramics with 100% of the profits benefiting organizations including Wide Rainbow (@widerainboworg), Gays Against Guns (@gaysagainstgunsny), Critical Resistance (@criticalresistance), Greenwich House Pottery (@greenwichhousepottery), and the Immigration Defense Project. ... Illustration by @braulioamado
This preparatory sketch of Bruce Nauman’s neon “Sex and Death by Murder and Suicide” provides a snapshot of all the variations of poses in one dimension, simultaneously. Four figures perform a range of sexual and homicidal acts, juxtaposing sex and violence, art and entertainment. ... Take a closer look at this work and others on view in #BruceNauman: Disappearing Acts this Sunday at 3 p.m. with Julia Bryan-Wilson from University of California, Berkeley. Our #VWSundaySessions gallery talk series invites artists and luminaries to discuss works in the exhibition. More at mo.ma/talkingnauman
"It is an emotional upheaval, a yearbook of a lot of the joys and a lot of the sadness I’ve experienced this past year. It’s about staying active in your listening and responding authentically." – Sarah Kinlaw (@kinlawww) ... 🔌Kinlaw's new performance explores power, memory, trauma, and connection through sound composition, sculpture, and choreography. Created in collaboration with Kellian Delice (@kelliandelice), Kathleen Dycaico (@okkathleen), Quenton Stuckey (@quentossential), and Tara-Jo Tashna (@tjtarajo), the work features everyday objects and material textures chosen for the sounds they make as performers move through them. By amplifying the sounds of the choreography itself, Kinlaw creates a fully immersive environment within the VW Dome. Experience the new commission "Unboxing the Compass, Bending the Axis" as part of #VWSundaySessions this Sunday at 4 p.m. Tickets still available: mo.ma/kinlaw
Nauman compels his viewers to be suspicious about what constitutes truth. Playing with language’s inability to deliver a fixed or stable set of meanings, “Human Nature/Life Death/Knows Doesn’t Know” juxtaposes words like life and death, love and hate, pleasure and pain. The words human, animal, and nature blink alternately in the center to jarring effect. See it on view now at MoMA PS1 in #BruceNauman: Disappearing Acts mo.ma/brucenauman
The day after #Thanksgiving feels like "Poke in the Eye/Nose/Ear," 1965. ... Nauman’s own body is a sculptural material that is prodded in slow motion in this early video. Now on view at MoMA and MoMA PS1, #BruceNauman: Disappearing Acts is the first comprehensive retrospective of the artist's work in over twenty years. Plan a visit this holiday weekend for in-depth insight into the diverse facets of his work across fifty years. mo.ma/brucenauman ... We're open Friday through Monday, noon to 6 p.m.
“Standing Rock was—and is—so much more than a protest. What began in North Dakota has become a worldwide rallying cry of resistance to corporate power and its relentless drive for profit at the expense of human needs, rights, and dignity. If we are to survive this century, it is the indigenous people who will lead the way forward.” – James Spione, director of "Awake! A Dream from Standing Rock.” ... This #Thanksgiving, watch the full documentary that takes you behind the front lines at Standing Rock along with the tens of thousands of native and non-native people who gathered there to join in peaceful protest. The Dakota Access Pipeline would run under the Missouri river, a source of drinking water for over 18 million people. ... Last Sunday we hosted a screening of "Awake!" as part of #VWSundaySessions with 8-Ball Community Inc. (@8ballcommunity) in active resistance to the holiday's history of colonialism, white supremacy, and support for the meat industry. Now streaming on Netflix.