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 ... Read More
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.
As the MoMa announced today, Björk’s career will be the focus of this exhibit, which will take place from March 7, 2015 until June 7, 2015 - mark your calendars now!
Since 1993, Björk has been defying industry standards - most notably with her second studio album, ... 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, ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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. This can include, but is certainly not limited to, art (the good, the bad, and the ugly), clothing, ... 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 ... Read More
on Feb 21, 2011
Looking at Music 3.0, an exhibit at The Museum of Modern Art, is the third part in a series of exhibitions exploring the influence of music on contemporary art. This part of the exhibit focuses on New York in the 1980’s and 1990’s. In this time period, forms of street-art spread through-out the five boroughs articulating the counter-culture climate of the times. Graffiti, media, and performances artists took advantage of low rents and ... Read More
Inspired by, and in celebration of MoMA’s Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures exhibition, PopRally invites you to your own sixty seconds of fame on Thursday, January 20th, at 8:00 pm. Following an exclusive viewing of the exhibition, guests will be given the opportunity to record their own “screen test,” directed by the artist Conrad Ventur.
Warhol is renowned for his wide variety of mediums, particularly his paintings, screen prints, and ... Read More