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MoMA Talks: Conversations

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Curators, scholars, and artists discuss modern and contemporary art. To view images of these artworks, please visit the Online Collection at moma.org/collection. MoMA Audio is available free of charge courtesy of Bloomberg.

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Curators, scholars, and artists discuss modern and contemporary art. To view images of these artworks, please visit the Online Collection at moma.org/collection. MoMA Audio is available free of charge courtesy of Bloomberg.

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By f bacon - Sep 01 2009
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Really great stuff! Thank You.

Fantastic

By Raccoons_ - Jun 07 2007
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A must hear, especially the feminist series

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31 Ratings
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5
9
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4

more please

By f bacon - Sep 01 2009
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Really great stuff! Thank You.

Fantastic

By Raccoons_ - Jun 07 2007
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A must hear, especially the feminist series
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MoMA Talks: Conversations

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Curators, scholars, and artists discuss modern and contemporary art. To view images of these artworks, please visit the Online Collection at moma.org/collection. MoMA Audio is available free of charge courtesy of Bloomberg.

Rank #1: Jeff Koons

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March 9, 2007
6:30 p.m.
Jeff Koons uses unexpected models and everyday objects to create works of art. From his Hoover vacuum cleaners to his stainless steel Rabbit (1986), he challenges viewers’ perception and standards of “good taste,” addressing established hierarchies and aesthetic value systems. Koons, whose 1985 work Three Ball 50/50 Tank (Two Dr. J. Silver Series, Wilson Supershot) is included in Out of Time: A Contemporary View, has exhibited internationally and has received many awards and honors.
Dec 03 2010
1 hour 40 mins
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Rank #2: 5 x 20 x 20 (5/14/2009; Part 2 of 7): Marcia Hafif

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Part 2 of 7: Marcia Hafif

A special series of talks in the format of Pecha Kucha, an informal Japanese lecture style. In each session, approximately five artists who are represented in MoMA's collection discuss twenty slides of their work, twenty seconds per slide.

This series celebrates a gift by the Judith Rothschild Foundation to the Museum of works by over 650 artists.
Dec 03 2010
7 mins
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Rank #3: Art and Commerce: Alternative Economies: Christine Hill and Rirkrit Tiravanija

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Artists Speak: Conversations on Contemporary Art with Glenn D. Lowry
Art and Commerce: Alternative Economies
October 16, 2008
6:30 p.m.

From F.T. Marinetti, the founder of the Italian Futurist movement in 1909, to Andy Warhol in the 1960s, many artists have reveled in the promotion of their own work, linking it to marketing and commerce. Others, however, resist or challenge this dynamic by instead addressing issues surrounding art and social exchange. In this program, artists Christine Hill and Rirkrit Tiravanija discuss how they create artworks for an alternative "economy." Moderated by Glenn D. Lowry, director of The Museum of Modern Art.
Dec 03 2010
1 hour 43 mins
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Rank #4: Conceptual Art and Photography: James Welling in Conversation with Jan Dibbets

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October 5, 2009, 6:30 P.M.

Many artists include photography in their work, but they very often do so using a non-traditional approach. Dutch artist Jan Dibbets does not consider himself a photographer, although he has used the process extensively in his conceptually based work since the 1960s. James Welling, on the contrary, manipulates many of the technical elements of the medium, like light filters, and turns others, such as screens and gelatin, into the subjects of his work. Following an introduction by Anne Rorimer, independent scholar and curator, the artists discuss their varying approaches to conceptual art and photography with Christophe Cherix, Curator, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, The Museum of Modern Art, and organizer of the exhibition In & Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art, 1960–1976.
Dec 03 2010
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #5: The Art Lending Service: Building an Audience for Modern Art

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December 4, 2008
12:30 p.m.

In 1948, the Junior Council of The Museum of Modern Art, led by Blanchette Rockefeller, met to discuss the creation of an art lending library that would function as a forum to educate young collectors about modern art and that would allow the public to rent works of art. This early conception of an art lending library became the Art Lending Service (ALS) in 1951. In addition to renting artworks in the lending library, the ALS organized temporary exhibitions in the Museum's Penthouse Restaurant. Many of the Penthouse Exhibitions included works by emerging artists who would later become well known. This lecture focuses on the history of the ALS and will include discussion of archival objects such as photographs, brochures, invitations to events, sales cards, lending cards, and other related objects.

MacKenzie Bennett (MA, Courtauld Institute of Art) is an assistant archivist in the Museum Archives at MoMA.
Dec 03 2010
35 mins
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Rank #6: Open Source: Cory Arcangel and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

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Artists Speak: Conversations on Contemporary Art with Glenn D. Lowry
Open Source
January 20, 2009
6:30 p.m.

This program explores contemporary art in the age of YouTube, Facebook, and Wikipedia, online resources that connect people and information in countless ways and through immeasurable distances. Artists Cory Arcangel and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer discuss the ways in which they utilize electronic databases to create works of art. Glenn D. Lowry, director of The Museum of Modern Art, moderates a discussion.
Dec 03 2010
1 hour 34 mins
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Rank #7: An Artists Panel: Brice Marden: Francesco Clemente, Luc Tuymans, and Christopher Wool

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Monday, November 13, 2006
6:00 p.m.
Artists Francesco Clemente, Luc Tuymans, and Christopher Wool discuss the impact of Brice Marden's work through individual presentations and a conversation moderated by Gary Garrels. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Brice Marden: A Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings.
Photo courtesy of Miriam Berkley
Dec 03 2010
1 hour 39 mins
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Rank #8: Plane Image: A Conversation with Brice Marden

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Wednesday, November 1, 2006
6:00 p.m.
Brice Marden and Gary Garrels, curator of Brice Marden: A Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings, discuss the artist's work and the exhibition.
Photo courtesy of Miriam Berkley
Dec 03 2010
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #9: Mapping Nations: IRWIN

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Artists Speak: Conversations on Contemporary Art with Glenn D. Lowry
November 17, 2008
6:30 p.m.
IRWIN is an artist collective based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, best known for their ongoing projects NSK State and East Art Map. NSK State is a utopian state without a concrete territory, questioning notions of borders and nationhood. East Art Map is a work focusing on retracing the contemporary art and history of Eastern Europe. The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) is a research organization that explores how the United States' lands are apportioned, utilized, and perceived. Matt Coolidge of CLUI and Miran Mohar and Borut Vogelnik of IRWIN discuss how they engage in the specific and symbolic meaning of territoriality and how they use the tools of art, research, and collaboration to present their projects both in and outside of museum contexts. Moderated by Glenn D. Lowry, director of The Museum of Modern Art.
Photo courtesy of Paula Court
Dec 03 2010
1 hour 32 mins
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Rank #10: Elizabeth Murray: Gallery Talk with Robert Storr

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Elizabeth Murray: Gallery Talk
Monday, October 24, 2005
6:00 p.m.
Robert Storr, organizer of the exhibition and Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art, The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, leads a discussion about the exhibition in the Museum galleries, after-hours.
Dec 03 2010
47 mins
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Rank #11: Elizabeth Murray: Artists Panel

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Monday, November 21, 2005
6:00 p.m.
Contemporary artists, including Carroll Dunham, Robert Gober, and Jessica Stockholder discuss the impact of Elizabeth Murray’s work in a panel discussion moderated by Robert Storr, organizer of the exhibition.
Held in conjunction with the exhibition Elizabeth Murray.
Dec 03 2010
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #12: Gabriel Orozco

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Thursday, February 11, 2010
12:30 PM

Gabriel Orozco (Mexican, b. 1962) emerged at the beginning of the 1990s as one of the most intriguing and original artists of his generation—and one of the last to come of age in the twentieth century. He resists confinement to a single medium and deliberately blurs the boundaries between the art object and the everyday environment. This talk addresses the current MoMA exhibition and the artist’s merging of "art" and "reality.”

Paulina Pobocha is a curatorial assistant in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA.
Dec 03 2010
46 mins
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Rank #13: Gabriel Orozco

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January 30, 2008
6:30 p.m.
Gabriel Orozco's sculptures, photographs, drawings, installations, and videos weave the everyday with the philosophical; he explores how meaning is made from chance encounters and found objects. Numerous works by the artist are currently on view in the exhibition New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930-2006: Selections from a Decade of Acquisitions. This conversation is moderated by Glenn D. Lowry, Director, The Museum of Modern Art.
Photo courtesy of Paula Court
Dec 03 2010
1 hour 35 mins
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Rank #14: Martin Puryear Panel

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Martin Puryear
January 8, 2008
6:30 p.m.

Through a series of presentations and a moderated discussion, David Levi Strauss, scholar, critic, and chair of the MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department, School of Visual Arts; Judith Russi Kirshner, professor of Art History and dean of the College of Architecture and the Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago; and artists Josiah McElheny and Terry Winters offer their perspectives on the work of Martin Puryear. John Elderfield, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, and organizer of the exhibition, moderates the discussion.
Dec 03 2010
1 hour 43 mins
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Rank #15: Jeff Wall Talks about His Work

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February 26, 2007
6:00 p.m.
Jeff Wall discusses his work in conjunction with the retrospective that traces his photography from the late 1970s to the present.
Photo courtesy of Paula Court
Dec 03 2010
1 hour 33 mins
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Rank #16: Motherwell in His Time

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On the occasion of the publication of Robert Motherwell Paintings and Collages: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1941–1991, this roundtable discussion explores Robert Motherwell's role as a thinker across creative disciplines including painting, poetry, philosophy, and music. Presenters include Debra Balken, Bill Berkson, Tim Clifford, Heidi Colsman-Freyberger, Robert Hobbs, and Katy Rogers. Moderated by Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA. Following the program, visit The Museum of Modern Art Archives to view selected Motherwell materials and join us for a reception in the library. This program is presented in collaboration with the Dedalus Foundation and the Museum Library and Archives.
Oct 16 2013
2 hours 21 mins
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Rank #17: Manet at MoMA: A Conversation between John Elderfield and Michael Fried

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Wednesday, November 8, 2006
6:30 p.m.
John Elderfield, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, and organizer of the exhibition Manet and the Execution of Maximilian, and Michael Fried, the J.R. Herbert Boone Professor in the Humanities, Krieger School of Arts and Science, The Johns Hopkins University, and author of the critically acclaimed Manet's Modernism: or, the Face of Painting in the 1860s, discuss the Maximilian paintings and Manet's importance to the history of modern art.
Photo courtesy of Miriam Berkley
Dec 03 2010
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #18: Isaac Julien

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Conversations with Contemporary Artists: Isaac Julien
Friday, November 18, 2005
6:30 p.m.
British audio-visual installation artist Isaac Julien draws from a variety of artistic and theoretical sources to create films that explore the construction of cultural identities. His films include Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1995); the Cannes Film Festival prize-winner Young Soul Rebels (1991); and the groundbreaking documentary Looking for Langston (1989). In 2001, Julien was short-listed for the Turner Prize (for his film The Long Road to Mazatlan, 1999), and received the prestigious MIT Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts.
Dec 03 2010
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #19: Claes Oldenburg: Writing on the Side 1956–1969

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Claes Oldenburg reads from Writing on the Side 1956–1969 (edited by Achim Hochdörfer, Maartje Oldenburg, and Barbara Schröder), a newly published selection of diaries, notes, poems, scripts, and statements that the artist wrote in the 1960s. The event is introduced by Ann Temkin, Chief Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, and organizer of the exhibition Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store and Claes Oldenburg: Mouse Museum/Ray Gun Wing; and Maartje Oldenburg. The reading is followed by a book signing and reception.
Oct 16 2013
34 mins
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Rank #20: Art/Nature: Mary Miss and Roxy Paine

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Artists Speak: Conversations on Contemporary Art with Glenn D. Lowry
Art/Nature
October 2, 2007
6:30 p.m.

Inspired by the most recent pressing ecological concerns, this program aims to provide diverse perspectives on the changing relationships between modern and contemporary art and the environment. Artists Mary Miss and Roxy Paine discuss subjects such as the nature of their materials and how they engage with their physical surroundings.
Dec 03 2010
1 hour 48 mins
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