New York Pretty: January at MoMA PS1

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Winter 2011 Opening Celebration
Jan. 23, noon to 6 p.m.

Laurel Nakadate: Only the Lonely
On view through Aug. 8

Known for her works in video, photography, and feature-length film, this debut large-scale exhibition will feature works Nakadate has made over the last ten years. In all three media, including her early video works, the artist was invited into the homes of anonymous men to dance, pose, or even play dead in their kitchens, bedrooms and living rooms. On view in the 2nd Floor Main Gallery.

Laurel Nakadate: Only the Lonely is organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large at The Museum of Modern Art.

The exhibition is made possible by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation. Generous support is provided by The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

Sergej Jensen
On view through May 2

Jensen’s poetic artworks provide a fresh approach to Minimalist painting. Employing a wide range of textiles, the artist uses additive and subtractive physical methods like bleaching, fraying, or sewing to stand in for the traditional gestures of pure painting. On view in the 2nd Floor Kunsthalle.

Sergej Jensen is organized by the Aspen Art Museum. The exhibition is curated by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson and organized at MoMA PS1 by Peter Eleey, Curator of MoMA PS1.

Modern Women: Single Channel
On view through May 2

A group exhibition drawn from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, Modern Women: Single Channel focuses on the work of approximately a dozen women artists working in single-channel video from the 1960s to the late 1990s. The exhibition celebrates the recent publication of Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art. On view in the 2nd Floor Galleries.

Artists include: Lynda Benglis, Dara Birnbaum, Valie Export, Mako Idemitsu, Joan Jonas, Kristin Lucas, Mary Miss, Pipilotti Rist, Carolee Schneemann, Steina Vasulka

Modern Women: Single Channel is organized by Alexandra Schwartz, co-editor of Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art.

Saturday Sessions
Jan. 15 through June 25, 4 to 6 p.m.

Jan. 15: Brandon Stosuy hosts a conversation between artist Adam Helms and curator Klaus Kertess, with a special performance by Nate Young and John Olson (of Detroit-based post-industrial/noise band Wolf Eyes), who present their STARE CASE project.

Jan. 29: Matthew Radune, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, and Thomas Dexter present OPEN CIRCUIT, an interactive sonic architecture that transforms tools of surveillance into instruments of creative play. Exploring themes of institutional control and creative freedom, the visitors’ movement within the space triggers audio sensors that generate original, accumulative sound, while performers Maria Chavez and Shelley Burgon, respectively on turntables and harp, improvise to further engage the installation.

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