Arts Coverage and Review

August 19, 2017

Greater New York at MoMA PS1

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While most of the galleries take off for the holidays, this allowed me to check out some of the institutional shows beginning with a drop-by at MoMA PS1 for the Greater New York show. The show, now in its 4th edition, takes on a new point of view that complements current emerging artists with established artists, many of which were a first for me to see.

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Eckhaus Latta

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Gregory Edwards

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Ajay Kurian

Initially, I was skeptical at the pairing, but after seeing the show, the inclusion of established artists added depth and context to the show where past and present contemporary art hang happily (and seamlessly) hanging alongside one another.  While I’m still marinating about the show — given a three hour time constraint — among my flash observations include: Greater New York featured a heavy dosage of photography; painting was limited (several painters were highlighted at Miami Art Basel); happy to see Yoshiaki Mochizuki as part of the line-up, although perhaps the hang could’ve been more creative; I look forward to seeing more from Ajay Kurian; and the sculpture figurative section was one of the highlights hands down, among others.  In my mind…while there’s a shared sparkle of Greater New York(ers), it’ll be interesting to see if  MoMA PS1 keeps to the same formula next time around.  Also, as in the past shows, I’m curious to see which of the emerging artists’ stars will shine in the coming years.

According to the press materials:

Greater New York is the fourth iteration of the renowned series, begun in 2000 as a collaboration between MoMA PS1 (then P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center) and The Museum of Modern Art, that showcases emerging artists living and working in the New York metropolitan area. This Greater New York arrives, however, in a city and art community that has changed dramatically since the first version of the survey. Against this backdrop, Greater New York will depart from the show’s primary focus on youth, instead examining key points of connection and intersection between emerging and more established artists across New York, while also exploring aspects of earlier histories of the city itself, and its changing political, social, and architectural fabric.

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Lutz Bacher and James DeSena

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Seth Price

Tony Matelli

Collier Schorr

The 2015 exhibition is co-organized by a team, led by Peter Eleey, Curator and Associate Director of Exhibitions and Programs, MoMA PS1, that includes art historian Douglas Crimp, University of Rochester; Thomas J. Lax, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, MoMA; and Mia Locks, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1.

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Mira Dancy

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Sergei Tcherepnin

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Glenn Ligon

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Jonah Groeneboer and Louie Lawler

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Echkaus Latta and Annabeth Marks

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Elizabeth Jaeger

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Gina Beavers sculpture paintings

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Nick Relph and Amy Bremer

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Sadie Benning

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Jamian Juliano-Villani

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Lutz Bacher

 

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Yoshiaki Mochizuki

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Charlie Ahearn (b. 1951)+
John Ahearn (b. 1951)
Chantal Akerman (1950-2015)+
Sam Anderson (b. 1982)
Richard Artschwager (1923-2013)
Robert Ashley (1930-2014)*
Charles Atlas (b. 1949)
Lutz Bacher (born in the USA)
Fia Backström (b. 1970)
Alvin Baltrop (1948-2004)
Rina Banerjee (b. 1963)
Morgan Bassichis (b. 1983)*
Kevin Beasley (b. 1985)
Gina Beavers (b. 1974)
Gelsey Bell (b. 1982)*
Michael Bell-Smith (b. 1978)
Sadie Benning (b. 1973)
Huma Bhabha (b. 1962)
Dara Birnbaum (b. 1946)+
Mel Bochner (b. 1940) and Robert Moskowitz (b. 1935)+
Lizzie Borden (b. 1958)+
Robert Bordo (b. 1949)
Gregg Bordowitz (b. 1964)+
Liene Bosquê (b. 1980)
Amy Brener (b. 1982)
Ben Thorp Brown (b. 1983)
Rudy Burckhardt (1914-1999)+
Harry Burke (b. 1990)*
Scott Burton (1939-1989)
Abigail Child (b. 1948)+
Susan Cianciolo (b. 1969)
Shirley Clarke (1919-1997)+
Todd Colby (b. 1962)*
Roy Colmer (1935-2014)
Sara Cwynar (b. 1985)
Mira Dancy (b. 1979)
Jaime Davidovich (b. 1936)+
Jimmy DeSana (1950-1990)
Vivienne Dick (b. 1950)+
Andrew Durbin (b. 1989)*
Diego Echeverría (b. 1946)+
Terry Fox (1958-1981)+
Su Friedrich (b. 1954)+
Eckhaus Latta (founded 2011)
Mary Beth Edelson (b. 1933)
Gregory Edwards (b. 1981)
Joy Episalla (b. 1960)
Loretta Fahrenholz (b. 1981)
Ben Fama (b.1982)*
fierce pussy (founded 1991)
John Finneran (b. 1979)
Henry Flynt (b. 1940)
Jeffrey Gibson (b. 1972)
John Giorno (b. 1936)*
Ignacio González-Lang (b. 1975)
William Greaves (1926-2014)+
Jonah Groeneboer (b. 1978)*
Red Grooms (b. 1937)
David Grubbs (b. 1967)*
David Hammons (b. 1943)
Fanny Howe (b. 1940)*
Katherine Hubbard (b. 1981)
Peter Hutton (b. 1944)+
Elizabeth Jaeger (b. 1988)
Ken Jacobs (b. 1933)+
Paolo Javier (b. 1974)*
Joan Jonas (b. 1936)+
Jamian Juliano-Villani (b. 1987)
Angie Keefer (b. 1977)
Devin Kenny (b. 1987)
Eli Keszler (b. 1983)*
Christine Sun Kim (b. 1980)
KIOSK (founded 2005)
Manfred Kirchheimer (b. 1931)+
Ajay Kurian (b. 1984)
Robert Kushner (b. 1949)
M. Lamar (b. 1984)*
Louise Lawler (b. 1947)
Deana Lawson (b. 1979)
Sophia Le Fraga (b. 1990)*
Barry Le Va (b. 1941)
Okkyung Lee (b. 1975)*
Simone Leigh (b. 1968)
Zoe Leonard (b. 1961) and Nancy Brooks Brody (b. 1962)+
Glenn Ligon (b. 1960)
Tan Lin (b. 1957)*
Eric Mack (b. 1987)
Tony Matelli (b. 1971)
Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978)
Lionel Maunz (b. 1976)
Park McArthur (b. 1984)
Adam McEwen (b. 1965)
Marie Menken (1909-1970)+
Wardell Milan (b. 1978)
Ieva Misevičiūtė (b. 1982)*
Rashaun Mitchell (b. 1978) and Silas Riener (b. 1983)*
Yoshiaki Mochizuki (b. 1961)
Donald Moffett (b. 1955)
James Nares (b. 1953)
Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts – New York (founded 2011)
Raul de Nieves (b. 1983)
Véréna Paravel (b. 1971) and J.P. Sniadecki (b. 1979)+
Morgan Parker (b. 1987)*
Rebecca Patek (b. 1983)*
Sondra Perry (b. 1986)
Pharmakon (b. 1990)*
Howardena Pindell (b. 1943)
Seth Price (b. 1973)
Yvonne Rainer (b. 1934)+
Will Rawls (b. 1978)*
Nick Relph (b. 1979)
Joyce Robins (b. 1944)
Bunny Rogers (b. 1990)*
Ugo Rondinone (b. 1964)
Cameron Rowland (b. 1988)
Jen Rosenblit (b. 1983)*
Peter Saul (b. 1934)
Collier Schorr (b. 1963)
Nancy Shaver (b. 1946)
Judith Shea (b. 1948)
Gedi Sibony (b. 1973)
Hayley Silverman (b. 1986)
Charles Simonds (b. 1945)+
Lorna Simpson (b. 1960)
Rosalind Fox Solomon (b. 1930)
Jack Smith (1932-1989)+
Kiki Smith (b. 1954)
Greg Parma Smith (b. 1983)
Slow and Steady Wins the Race (founded 2001)
Nelson Sullivan (1948-1989)
Sergei Tcherepnin (b. 1981)
Third World Newsreel (founded 1967)+
Stewart Uoo (b. 1985)
Stefanie Victor (b. 1982)
William Villalongo (b. 1975)
Keith Fullerton Whitman (b. 1973)*
Sue Williams (b. 1954)
Lebbeus Woods (1940-2012)
Nathan Donavon Wooley (b. 1974)*
Geo Wyeth (b. 1984)*
Carrie Yamaoka (b. 1957)
C. Spencer Yeh (b. 1975)*

+ Denotes participant in the Film Program
* Denotes participant in the Performance Program

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