An Atlas of Radical Cartography
The Bruce High Quality Foundation
Delusional Downtown Divas
LaToya Ruby Frazier
Liz Magic Laser
Ishmael Randall Weeks
David Benjamin Sherry
Hank Willis Thomas
Guido van der Werve
Greater New York, the third iteration of the quinquennial exhibition organized by MoMA PS1 and The Museum of Modern Art, showcasing some 68 artists and collectives living and working in the metropolitan New York area. Covering a full range of practices and mediums, the artists in Greater New York are inspired by living in one of the most diverse and provocative centers of cultural activity in the world. The exhibition centers largely on the process of creation and the generative nature of the artist's studio and practice.
Greater New York, the third iteration of the quinquennial exhibition organized by MoMA PS1 and The Museum of Modern Art, showcasing some 68 artists and collectives living and working in the metropolitan New York area, will open at MoMA PS1 on May 23 and run through October 18, 2010. The 2010 exhibition will not only present recent work made within the past five years, but also will foster a productive workshop where artists will be invited to experiment with new ideas within MoMA PS1's building for the duration of the exhibition.
Greater New York is organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large at The Museum of Modern Art; Connie Butler, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art; and Neville Wakefield, MoMA PS1 Senior Curatorial Advisor.
Covering a full range of practices and mediums, the artists in Greater New York are inspired by living in one of the most diverse and provocative centers of cultural activity in the world. The exhibition centers largely on the process of creation and the generative nature of the artist's studio and practice. A number of artists are being commissioned to work in residence in MoMA PS1's gallery space to shoot photographs and video, rehearse and realize performances, and stretch the notions of sculpture, painting, photography, film, and video-making.
The Greater New York 2010 curators selected artists through studio visits, review of recommendations, mailed submissions, and through Studio Visit, a new initiative on www.MoMAPS1.org that invites artists to present their artwork and studios online. Over 750 Studio Visit submissions were reviewed by the curatorial team.
List of Artists
Michele Abeles, David Adamo, Ei Arakawa, An Atlas of Radical Cartography, Tauba Auerbach, Darren Bader, Kerstin Brätsch, David Brooks, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Leidy Churchman, Deville Cohen, Brody Condon, Caleb Considine, William Cordova, Delusional Downtown Divas (Joana Avillez, Lena Dunham, Isabel Halley), DETEXT, Debo Eilers, Franklin Evans, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Zipora Fried, Daniel Gordon, Tamar Halpern, K8 Hardy, Tommy Hartung, Sharon Hayes, Vlatka Horvat, Matt Hoyt, Alex Hubbard, Alisha Kerlin, Liz Magic Laser, Deana Lawson, Leigh Ledare, Dani Leventhal, Kalup Linzy, Tala Madani, Nick Mauss, Ryan McNamara, Dave Miko, Amir Mogharabi, Sam Moyer, Nico Muhly, Rashaad Newsome, Dominic Nurre, Brian O’Connell, Alice O’Malley, Virginia Overton, Adam Pendleton, Maria Petschnig, Zak Prekop, Ishmael Randall Weeks, Gilad Ratman, Lucy Raven, robbinschilds, Mariah Robertson, Adele Röder, Emily Roysdon, Aki Sasamoto, David Benjamin Sherry, Erin Shirreff, Xaviera Simmons, A.L. Steiner, Elisabeth Subrin, Hank Willis Thomas, Naama Tsabar, Guido van der Werve, Conrad Ventur, Amy Yao, Pinar Yolacan...
Current as of April 26, 2010. List is subject to change
Projects at MoMA PS1 Concurrent with Greater New York
In conjunction with Greater New York, three special presentations will further explore the five-year trajectory of New York's creative community in three locations within the building beginning May 7. These presentations are part of MoMA PS1's Free Space program, a recent initiative offering free gallery space to select non-profit organizations, independent curators, artists, and collectives to experiment and generate public programming.
5 Year Review
MoMA PS1's First Floor Painting Gallery will be dedicated to 5 Year Review, a showcase of some of the most important exhibitions, performances, concerts, movies, fashion, design, happenings, and events to have occurred in the past half decade. Rather than a comprehensive history of art and culture in the New York area, 5 Year Review will instead reflect the idiosyncratic nature of individual taste and memory as recommended by an invited group of fellow curators and critics.
A series of performances and public programming generated by participating Greater New York artists will also take place in the Painting Gallery. These performances will be scheduled throughout the exhibition to explore the recent proliferation of process-oriented art and ephemeral forms of practice that are currently influential in New York and internationally.
In the neighboring First Floor Drawing Gallery, four New York-based guest curators-Olivia Shao, Kate Fowle, Cecilia Alemani, and Clarissa Dalrymple-will organize a series of exhibitions that will turn over every five weeks. Functioning as a more singular view of new art in New York, Rotating Gallery welcomes additional curatorial voices, specifically from curators who work without institutional affiliations with regular gallery space.
The basement level Vault will be transformed into a movie theater for screenings of films and video. Film curators Thomas Beard and Ed Halter, cofounders of Light Industry, Brooklyn, have been invited to program the theater with an ongoing presentation of narrative films and special screenings.
A catalog will be published by MoMA PS1 for Greater New York 2010, documenting recent trends, processes, and media explored in the exhibition and featuring work by each of the exhibition's 68 artists and collectives, documenting the installation at MoMA PS1, with an accompanying curatorial essay written by curators Klaus Biesenbach, Connie Butler, and Neville Wakefield. ISBN 978-0-9841776-2-2. Paperback. U.S. $19.00. CDN $23.00. Publication date: August 2010.
MoMA/MoMA PS1's Inside/Out blog (http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out) will feature a series of topical posts and interviews with MoMA PS1 curators, guest curators, and artists featured in the exhibition.
The exhibition is made possible by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation, the Julia Stoschek Foundation, Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust, and the MoMA PS1 Board of Directors.
Generous support is provided by Agnes Gund, Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis, Richard Chang and Tina Lee, Maja Oeri and Hans Bodenmann, Beth Swofford, Adam Kimmel, The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art, Sydie Lansing, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Diana Widmaier Picasso, Dorothy Lichtenstein, and by The Contemporary Arts Council and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.
Additional funding is provided by Franny Heller Zorn and Richard L. Zorn and by The Student Body of MoMA PS1.
The accompanying publication is made possible by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.
Image: Hank Willis Thomas, It's the Real Thing! (1978. LightJet Print)
MoMA PS1: April Hunt, april@PS1.org, 718-786-3139
MoMA: Margaret Doyle, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-408-6400
Press Preview: Thursday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 12 noon
The Opening Day Celebration for Greater New York is Sunday, May 23 from 12-6PM.
22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens, NY
MoMA PS1 is open from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday through Monday. It is closed on
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.
Admission is a $5.00 suggested donation; $2.00 for students and senior citizens
free for MoMA members and MoMA admission ticket holders