Please join us in celebrating the opening of our new summer exhibitionsHard Light; Curious Crystal of Unusual Purity; Young Architects Program: Canopy; Maja Bajevic; Ryan McGinley; Phoebe Washburn.
Please join us in celebrating the opening of our new summer exhibitions on Sunday, June 27th from 12-6 pm.
Hard Light, which is co-curated by P.S.1 Chief Curator Klaus Biesenbach and Los Angeles-based artist Doug Aitken, will include Aitken's monumental video installation Interiors (2002). Also included are works by Carsten Holler, Peter Fischli/ Weiss, Bruce Nauman, Chris Marker, Ed Ruscha and Lawrence Weiner.
Curious Crystal of Unusual Purity
Based on the idea of a Wunderkammer, or a cabinet of curiosities, this exhibition includes more than 100 works by 35 artists. The title of the exhibition, taken from a song recorded by Bridget St. John in 1969, influenced the curators' choices. The show took shape organically, forming over time and with many facets: each work a world of its own.
Young Architects Program: Canopy
nARCHITECTS, led by Eric Bunge and Mimi Hoang, was selected as the winner of the fifth annual MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program, a competition that invites emerging architects to propose a building project for P.S.1's courtyard. Canopy, a new vision for the "urban beach" project, is constructed primarily of freshly cut green bamboo and features spaces for lounging and relaxation including a wading pool and a sandy area for sunbathers. As in past years, the project serves as the venue for Warm Up, P.S.1's popular annual outdoor music series.
P.S.1 presents Bosnia-Herzegovinian artist Maja Bajevic's first solo exhibition in the United States. The exhibition includes a recent video work and a sound installation, along with a performance on the day of the opening celebration.
P.S.1 presents a selection of approximately twenty recent color photographs by Ryan McGinley, most never-before exhibited or reproduced. This exhibition of new photographs signals a departure from the urban youth culture images for which the artist is well known.
For P.S.1, New York-based artist Phoebe Washburn presents a new site-specific installation using recycled materials found on local loading docks and in alleyways. For this installation, Washburn paints and cements together scavenged wood, cardboard, and newspaper in institutional pastels--greens, pinks and blues--forming a sedimentation of layered detritus.
Special Projects: Walead Beshty, Johnston Foster, Marepe, Mika Rottenberg, Jenny Vogel
Long Term Installations
P.S.1 has long been committed to artists creating site-specific works. On view year-round throughout the building are site-specific installations in spaces not usually considered exhibition spaces such as the basement, bathrooms, or stairwells. Artists include Richard Artschwager, Mike Bidlo, William Kentridge, Matt Mullican, Lucio Pozzi, Pipilotti Rist, Julia Scher, Richard Serra, Keith Sonnier, James Turrell, and Lawrence Weiner, among others.
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, a MoMA affiliate
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