April at MoMA

LowryDear Friends:

At MoMA a range of immersive installations by emerging artists enliven the galleries and offer fresh perspectives. Bouchra Khalili’s The Mapping Journey Project asks eight immigrants to tell their story in their own words; Rachel Harrison’s room-sized work, Perth Amboy, shown here for the first time since entering the collection, explores vision and illusion; and, as part of The Elaine Dannheisser Projects Series, Neïl Beloufa’s The Colonies merges moving-image mediums and sculpture in an examination of surveillance and visual culture. In dialogue with in-depth exhibitions of Marcel Broodthaers’s irreverent artworks, a revealing side of Edgar Degas’s processes and techniques, and a network of visionary Japanese architects, we hope you’ll find unexpected connections and revelations.

Experimental film is featured in the theaters, beginning with a series celebrating the “New German Cinema” of 1966; a tribute to pioneering filmmaker Andrew Noren; and a five-evening salute to the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier program that upends any static notion of cinema.

This month, Modern Mondays features new work by the visionary Tony Conrad, and the striking cinematic/sculptural hybrids of Rosa Barba, who will also premiere a new work for Sunday Sessions at MoMA PS1. A spirited season of exhibitions and performance also kicks off during the Spring Open House at MoMA PS1 on April 3, including the first solo museum show in the United States of the innovative Beijing-based artist Cao Fei.

With so much to see inside the Museum, we hope you’ll take time to enjoy the warmer weather and budding foliage in our Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, where we’ll also be unveiling new works in the coming months.

Glenn D. Lowry