'The Talent Show' examines a range of relationships between artists, audiences, and participants that model the competing desires for notoriety and privacy marking our present moment. 'Long March: Restart' is a fully functioning video game created by the Beijing-based artist, who is known for his long-time engagement with digital technology. Mengbo invites visitors to direct the hero-a Red Army soldier-via a wireless controller and combat the various enemies in his digital path. 'The Logic of Association' features six artists who borrow from the visual languages of science, advertising and pedagogy, using systems of classification and information design as allegories rather than explanations.
The Talent Show
In recent years, television's reality shows and talent competitions have offered people a conflicted chance at fame, while various kinds of Web-based social media have pioneered new forms of communication that people increasingly use to perform their private lives as public theater. During the same period, governments worldwide have asserted vast new powers of surveillance, placing unwitting "participants" on an entirely different kind of stage.
Against this backdrop, The Talent Show examines a range of relationships between artists, audiences, and participants that model the competing desires for notoriety and privacy marking our present moment. Ranging from seemingly benevolent partnerships to those that appear to exploit their subjects, many of the works in the exhibition animate the tensions between exhibitionism and voyeurism, and raise challenging ethical questions around issues of authorship, power, and control.
The Talent Show will be on view in the first-floor Main Galleries.
Featured in the exhibition are 18 artists:
Stanley Brouwn, Chris Burden, Sophie Calle, Peter Campus, Graciela Carnevale, Phil Collins, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Tehching Hsieh, David Lamelas, Piero Manzoni, Adrian Piper, Amie Siegel, John Smith, Andy Warhol, Gillian Wearing, Hannah Wilke, Shizuka Yokomizo, Carey Young.
The Talent Show is organized by Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. The presentation of the exhibition at MoMA PS1 is made possible by Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley. Additional support is provided by Agnes Gund and Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. The development of the exhibition was made possible by generous support from the David Teiger Foundation and Ann M. Hatch.
Feng Mengbo - Long March: Restart
MoMA PS1 presents the New York debut of Feng Mengbo's installation Long March: Restart (2008), a large-scale interactive video-game installation. Recently acquired by MoMA and presented for the first time since it has entered the Museum's collection, Long March is a fully functioning video game created by the Beijing-based artist, who is known for his long-time engagement with digital technology. Lifting imagery from classic games like Street Fighter II and Super Mario Bros., along with propaganda motifs from Communist China, Mengbo invites visitors to direct the hero-a Red Army soldier-via a wireless controller and combat the various enemies in his digital path. Feng Mengbo will be on view in the first-floor Painting Gallery.
Major support for the exhibition is provided by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.
The Logic of Association
Since new forms of information theory and systems analysis developed in the 1960s, artists have continually explored their creative potential, often turning the rational assumptions of such disciplines against themselves. This exhibition features six who borrow from the visual languages of science, advertising and pedagogy, using systems of classification and information design as allegories rather than explanations. Artists include: Eric Duyckaerts, Matt Mullican, Peter Piller, Hanna Sandin, Alexandre Singh, and Stephen Willats.
The Logic of Association is organized by Peter Eleey, Curator of MoMA PS1.
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Opening Sunday, December 12, 2010, from 12 to 6pm
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