Do you know about post? It’s a new kind of research publication launched by MoMA this year. It presents essays, archival documentation and various media to tell new stories of international art practices of the 20th and 21st centuries. And it also depends on users to contribute to discussions about the contents. Pictured above is a 1958 brochure from the Sogetsu Art Center in Tokyo. It was featured on post as part of an intervention by Polish artist Katarzyna Krakowiak. Check out Krakowiak’s project on post and also, those in NYC, can check out her Performa 13 installation this week at the James A. Farley Post Office in midtown. -ds
1:40 pm • 12 November 2013 • 55 notes
FIELD TRIP: some show flyers from a thrilling show Alien She. It’s now up at the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Curated by Astria Suparak and Ceci Moss, it represents an amazing collection of Riot Grrrl printed materials and also, an exhibition of artworks by artists with connection to the Riot Grrrl movement. It will travel to venues in Philadelphia, San Francisco and Portland after this version closes - check it out! - ds
2:03 pm • 11 November 2013 • 53 notes
FIELD TRIP - A visit to Galeria Foksal in Warsaw. The archives of this groundbreaking gallery, which was founded in 1966, are housed in these simple and elegant wooden boxes. They were designed by the artist, Krzysztof Wodiczko. -ds
10:37 am • 31 October 2013 • 110 notes
Buckram still life in Library conservation lab. —jt
7:53 pm • 25 October 2013 • 86 notes
Reblogging our own post - in honor of the Mike Kelley show at MoMA PS1.
This is a note found in the library’s Mike Kelley artist file earlier this year. Kelley was asked to send images of his work for MoMA’s performance files in the late 70s - and he responded that he couldn’t send documentation of his work b/c he was broke. -ds
4:40 pm • 21 October 2013 • 136 notes
Roy Lichtenstein “Foot Medication” image from a Leo Castelli poster from 1963. -ds
10:35 am • 11 October 2013 • 439 notes
Lots of great Surrealist publications in MoMA’s recently opened Magritte show - like this first issue of the London Bulletin with a cover drawing by Magritte. -ds
2:18 pm • 30 September 2013 • 71 notes
Library field trip to The Kitchen. We are going to see “Actions! Art workers theater inspired by 2000 MoMA strike” inspired by Simon Leung.
6:10 pm • 27 September 2013 • 19 notes
Reading List: Artists’ Selections from the MoMA Library Collection
Check out MoMA Library’s current exhibition. Also don’t forget to look at the MoMA website for more information, click here.
What is your favorite art book?
statements lawrence weiner
What are you currently reading?
robert ryman used paint
What is your favorite art book title?
black people are cropped
What is the first book you read that was influential to you?
a book about a woodsman
1:43 pm • 25 September 2013 • 23 notes
MoMA Library and MoMA PS1 will be selling posters, books, and other ephemera at the New York Art Book Fair this weekend. Come check out our table.
5:38 pm • 19 September 2013 • 63 notes