Friday, July 14, 2017

Culture: New York`s MoMA Is Always Worth A Visit

(Drivebycuriosity) - New York´s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is always worth a visit. Their collections are so huge (200,000 works! moma) that they can just exhibit a small part of them. And they usually have interesting temporary exhibitions. So it makes sense to visit the museum more often - at least when one lives in New York or visits the metropolis from time to time.

This week my wife and I come back - after seeing there the Robert Rauschenberg show in June (here my post driveby). The museum was crowded as usual. Blockbusters - like Pablo Picasso`s “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon - were hidden by a swarm. But no problem. Spotting the audience is part of the fun and many of the visitors are eyecatchers as well. Being an enthusiastic amateur photographer I used the occasion to take some pictures (with my iPhone 7plus).


There were some exhibitions we had not seen before. We chose the show "Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection", which displayed recently acquired works, mostly contemporary art. The girl with the hat admires "A Menace to Liberty" by Andrea Bowers (2012, Marker on found cardboard) & "Sendeschluss/End of Broadcast I" by Wolfgang Tillmans (2014, Pigmented inkjet print).  The German photographer belongs to the rising stars of the contemporary art auctions in London & New York. Above you also can see  "Untitled" by Erik van Lieshout (2014, Conté crayon, synthetic polymer paint, felt-tip pen, and vinyl on paper).

We also took a look into the show "Louise Lawler: Why Pictures Now", a collection of huge photographs & drawings  (exhibitions).

To be continued.

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