BY Lauren Clemente
on Mar 06, 2015
Our Icelandic queen, Björk, is back at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in NYC for her very own retrospective! I had the opportunity to check it out the other day, and honestly, I had no idea what to expect.
I was handed an audio guide with headphones and there was a vibrant buzz around the MoMA as I followed the bright pink wall toward the Björk Songlist exhibit. After a brief introduction, I stepped into the first space of the exhibit and was delighted by the sounds of Bjork's music. Read More
BY Ada Guzman
on Jan 15, 2015
Great news! Yesterday Björk announced that her new album, Vulnicura, is coming to music lovers in March. She spilled the beans with this handwritten note on Twitter:
The Icelandic sensation worked with Venezuelan producer Arca and British musician The Haxan Cloak to record and produce the totally new track list, which includes titles such as “Stonemilker,” “History of Touches,” and “Mouth Mantra.” From the look of the song titles, Björk is still full of all the delightful Bjork-y-ness that made us fall for her in the first place. Read More
BY Jamie Bogert
on Dec 22, 2014
The beginning of The Punk Singer, a documentary that tells the story of Kathleen Hanna, OG of the Riot Grrrl movement, starts off with Hanna performing a spoken word piece in 1991. She says, “I am your worst nightmare come to life / I’m a girl you can’t shut up.” While far from a nightmare and more like our ultimate feminist wet dream, Hanna speaks the truth in that she definitely hasn’t shut up. The lead singer of Bikini Kill has a lot going on these days and we are pumped to hear more of her voice in 2015. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jun 18, 2014
Next March, no other than the world’s favorite Icelandic singer/film star/artist/Renaissance woman will be featured in a full-scale retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. Read More
Lady Gaga and performance artist Marina Abramovic share one undeniable strength: the creative powers of their own bodies. Abramovic’s physical presence is almost always at the core of her work. She has passively stood before an audience allowing them to aim at her anything from roses to guns; she has masturbated beneath museums. In The Artist Is Present, she simply sat and stared at audience members across a table.
Similarly, Lady Gaga, who collaborated with Abramovic in her album ArtPop, needs only to exist in order to move an audience. Read More
BY Shelby L Thompson
on Mar 25, 2013
As if “The Scream” wasn’t incentive enough to head to The Museum of Modern Art, Tilda Swinton will be hanging out in a glass box periodically throughout the rest of 2013 as part of her piece “The Maybe.” Swinton previously performed this piece at London's Serpentine Gallery and at a museum in Rome.
Maybe it will be cool? According to museum sources, the Oscar-winning actress does not have a schedule of her appearances, and no one on staff knows exactly when she will spend her days in the box, or where the box will be located within the museum. Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Mar 01, 2013
Was your SimCity a work of art? Today the Museum of Modern Art is unveiling its new video game collection, highlighting the often undervalued aesthetic merit of game designers and programmers’ work. Fourteen games will be incorporated into the museums Applied Design installation, including classics such as Pac-Man, The Sims, and Tetris. The games will be mounted onto screens, and more than half will be playable by specially made controllers. More complicated, long-running games such as EVE Online will be accompanied by tutorials and demos for curious museumgoers. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jan 04, 2013
This Sunday, January 6th, Tom Tom Magazine and MoMa PS1 are teaming up to bring you an afternoon of amazing drum performances from a handful of talented lady musicians. Tom Tom is the world’s only magazine for female drummers and The Oral History of Female Drummers will be its second event organized with ARTBOOK at MoMa PS1.
The drummers will engage in a call and response performance throughout the several floors of the museum. Notable beatboxer Ashley “Say Wut?!” Moyer will find each woman, re-interpret her personal beat, and pass off beats from drummer to drummer. Read More
BY Intern Lauren
on Jun 11, 2012
Are you still putting off spring cleaning this year? Clean out your apartment and put your souvenirs to good use by donating them to Martha Rosler’s Meta-Monumental Garage Sale.
Though the installation doesn’t premiere until November 17-30, Rosler is on the hunt this month for all of your cast offs, bric-a-brac, no-longer-wanted objects and odd items. Read More
BY Lan Truong
on Jun 11, 2012
Two years ago, performance artist Marina Abramović had a much-buzzed-about retrospective, “The Artist is Present,” at the the Museum of Modern Art, and it’s the subject (and title) of a new HBO documentary by Matthew Akers and Jeff Dupre. For the retrospective, Abramović sat in a chair (without making a peep or getting up for anything--not even to use the bathroom) for three months. Between March and May 2010, from the time the MoMA opened in the morning to the time it closed at night, Abramović could be found at the museum, sitting in her chair. Read More