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01/26/17 through 06/02/17

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

11 W. 53rd St. Map

212-708-9400


26-01-2017 12:00:00 02-06-2017 12:00:00 America/New_York Excerpt For generations, artists have used text and books to challenge the purveyors of knowledge and to trouble the certainty of facts. Books are often thought about, researched and developed at the expense of marginalized groups, especially black people. Working with text and books, many artists seek to subvert historical paradigms of narrative control and dissemination of knowledge. These artists’ methods include physically breaking down the medium, pushing the scope of text and blurring the lines of the written word and the visual landscape. Excerpt explores how artists use books and language as a form of resistance, putting pressure on the way knowledge is written and shared. Through reworking our reading, these artists provide new understanding for themselves and viewers. Excerpt features approximately fifteen artists. Alumni of the Studio Museum’s Artist-in-Residence program, including Sadie Barnette, Bethany Collins, Meleko Mokgosi and Xaviera Simmons, figure prominently in the exhibition, along with Glenn Ligon, Gary Simmons, Kara Walker and more. Excerpt is organized by Adeze Wilford, The Studio Museum in Harlem/MoMA Curatorial Fellow. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=212400 Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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For generations, artists have used text and books to challenge the purveyors of knowledge and to trouble the certainty of facts. Books are often thought about, researched and developed at the expense of marginalized groups, especially black people. Working with text and books, many artists seek to subvert historical paradigms of narrative control and dissemination of knowledge. These artists’ methods include physically breaking down the medium, pushing the scope of text and blurring the lines of the written word and the visual landscape. Excerpt explores how artists use books and language as a form of resistance, putting pressure on the way knowledge is written and shared. Through reworking our reading, these artists provide new understanding for themselves and viewers. Excerpt features approximately fifteen artists. Alumni of the Studio Museum’s Artist-in-Residence program, including Sadie Barnette, Bethany Collins, Meleko Mokgosi and Xaviera Simmons, figure prominently in the exhibition, along with Glenn Ligon, Gary Simmons, Kara Walker and more.

Excerpt is organized by Adeze Wilford, The Studio Museum in Harlem/MoMA Curatorial Fellow.

Venue Description: MoMA's rich and varied collection constitutes one of the most comprehensive and panoramic views into modern art in the world, and has grown to include over 135,000 paintings, prints, photographs, drawings, sculptures, films, and design objects. Visitors to New York City should make sure to stop in and view the collection during their vacations. Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world. Central to The Museum of Modern Art's mission is the encouragement of an ever-deeper understanding and enjoyment of modern and contemporary art by the diverse local, national, and international audiences that it serves. The Museum of Modern Art seeks to create a dialogue between the established and the experimental, the past and the present, in an environment that is responsive to the issues of modern and contemporary art, while being accessible to a public that ranges from scholars to young children. MoMA also has three restaurants on the premises: Café 2, is the museum's sophisticated cafeteria; Terrace 5 is a full-service café where guests can indulge in creative savory selections, delectable pastries and ice cream sundaes, inventive specialty cocktails, micro-brewed beers, and carefully selected wines; and The Modern offers the original, Alsatian-inspired cuisine of Chef Gabriel Kreuther, recently awarded three stars by The New York Times.

Museum Hours: Tues.-Mon., 10:30am-5:30pm; Fri., 10:30am-8pm (free entry 4-8pm for UNIQLO Free Friday Nights).

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