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 collaborated on ad hoc art pieces in alternative and underground spaces. Appropriation, also known as remixing, thrived. The exhibit features 70 works from a range of artists and musicians including Kathleen Hannah, Le Tigre, Sonic Youth, Miranda July, and Laura Levine, among many others.
The exhibit is running now through June 6 at The Yoshiko and Akio Morita Media Gallery, on the second floor of MOMA.
Photo: Tina Weymouth & GrandMaster Flash, NYC, 1981 by Laura Levine, available for purchase.