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New Photography at MoMA: Water Everywhere, but Not a Drop to Drink

by Taylor Dafoe
The language of visual information in the digital age has a surprising connection to water: video streams, .wav files, image pools, torrents. All this leads up to the biggest metaphoric aquatic body yet: what the MoMA Department of Photography calls the “Ocean of Images.”   marks the 30th anniversary of MoMA’s New Photography series. It also signals a few changes to the show. Previously an annual event featuring the work of a handful of artists, in its new guise the show will be bigger,... [more]
Posted by Taylor Dafoe on 11/24/15
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The Place of the Museum: Jacob Lawrence at MoMA

by Joel Kuennen
That was Michelle Obama at the opening of the new Whitney Museum in New York last week. Racist right-wing rags decried the missive as "race-baiting" but the message is indeed very needed and a short trip uptown to MoMA will show you why.  MoMA has been a contentious site. Contended by tastemakers and aesthetes for its iconic nature and its ability to direct attention and generate conversation in the art world. Controversies and failures, of one kind or another, dot its recent history but... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 5/7/15
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Beyond the Fairs: 10 Shows to See in NYC This Week

by Andrea Zlotowitz
At last, Armory Arts Week has arrived. From the Armory Show to VOLTA NY to Scope—one might easily get lost planning visits to every fair (our Fair Guide can help with that!). But if ten art fairs aren't enough to divide your attention this week, galleries and museums around the city have set their exhibition clocks to chime with the Armory Show and its satellites too. New exhibitions will be opening citywide this week to capitalize on the art world's Manhattan descent. There are a thousand to... [more]
Posted by Andrea Zlotowitz on 3/3/15
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The Rounds of a Rumor: #womenMoMA2015

by Natalie Hegert
So you may have heard a little story about MoMA’s plans for 2015… and, well, they’re not true. Yes our story about MoMA showing only women artists for the year, in temporary exhibitions and in the permanent collection, was an April Fool’s hoax, published alongside stories about Putin’s new vocation as a painter, Gagosian opening a new location on St. Bart’s and Jemima Kirke quitting the HBO series in order to focus on art. (Read the original post here.) Now you might be wondering, why are we... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 5/1/14