Photography // Monday, November 09, 2015
New Photography, MoMA’s longstanding exhibition series of recent work in photography, returns this fall in an expanded, biannual format. On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, New Photography is expanding to 19 artists and artist collectives from 14 countries, and includes works made specifically for this exhibition.
Music // Tuesday, October 06, 2015
One of the most prolific and well-known album cover designers, Storm Thorgerson cofounded the design company Hipgnosis with Aubrey “Po” Powell straight out of the Royal College of Art, and at the height of 1960s Swinging London. Thorgerson’s youthful friendship with Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, and David Gilmour led to the first Hipgnosis album sleeve, for Pink Floyd’s A Saucerful of Secrets.
Photography // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
In and Out of the Studio: Photographic Portraits from West Africa Currently on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York through January 3, 2016. This exhibition presents one hundred years of portrait photography in West Africa through nearly eighty photographs taken between the 1870s and the 1970s. These works, many of which are being shown for the first time, are drawn from the Metropolitan Museum's Visual Resource Archives in theDepartment of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, with additions from the Department of Photographs.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 04, 2015
On Sunday, March 8, 2015, MoMA will open a retrospective of the Icelandic-born artist, focusing on not only her identity as a visual artist, but the power of her music. Many people will be flooded with memories of listening to Björk’s amazing output from the ’90s...
Music // Friday, February 20, 2015
"Black Lake" is a new sound and video installation commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art on the occasion of the exhibition Björk (March 8–June 7, 2015; Member Previews, March 4–7).
Music // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
About 7 months ago, we already were in a bit of a rush to announce the MoMA's newly planned retrospective on the visual art and musical career of Bjork. Now it all is starting to make sense. Not only does the MoMA open Bjork on March 8, 2015, the Icelandic artist will release her new full length LP, Vulnicura, sometime in March 2015 as well. What do we know of the album? Venezuelan producer Arca worked on it (he worked with Kanye West on Yeezus and FKA twigs, so that is a good sign). The Haxan Cloak also contributed to Vulnicura.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The Museum of Modern Art just announced that they will be doing a full-scale retrospective dedicated to the career of everyone's favorite Icelandid composer, singer and artist, Björk. The exhibition is being organized by the museum's chief curator, Klaus Biesenbach and will run from March 7th - June 7th, 2015. “Bjork is an extraordinarily innovative artist whose contributions to contemporary music, video, film, fashion and art have had a major impact on her generation worldwide,” Mr. Biesenbach said in a statement. “This highly experimental exhibition offers visitors a direct experience of her hugely collaborative body of work.”
Design // Monday, March 17, 2014
Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal celebrates the recent joint acquisition of Frank Lloyd Wright’s extensive archive by MoMA and Columbia University’s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.
Music // Thursday, November 14, 2013
A little bit of Beatlemania thrown towards Phoenix by way of Sofia Coppola's camera. As part of a MoMA Poprally presents release, Coppola directed a new video for the Phoenix track, "Chloroform," and in an interview with MoMA's Associate Curator in the Department of Film, Anne Mora, Coppola noted "I wanted it to be a fantasy of young girls fixated on a band they love, and try to capture that feeling I remember of seeing bands when I was a kid, when you could totally lose it… and to play up the band as close but out of reach. It’s a fantasy audience, all young, pretty girls."
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 03, 2013
Random International, known for it's distinctive digital-based contemporary art, has installed a 'Rain Room' at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The installation invites visitors to experience the control of rain and explore the roles that science, technology, and human ingenuity can play in stabilizing our technology. The room is basically a choreographed downpour and encourages visitors to move in and out of it.