Museum of Modern Art, NY

In New York trying to cram in as much as I can in 5 days. This is a quick record of yesterday’s visit to MOMA.

Temporary exhibits on the lower floors, all of which I enjoyed:

A maze of cardboard walls made visitors slow down to contemplate the small photographs and installations.

  
 Videos of refugges describing and mapping their journeys into Europe – just a printed map, marker, hand and voice. I loved this – fascinating and enlightening. Beautiful installation too, with thin suspended screens.

Favourite works from the collection: 

Agnes Martin


Agnes Martin


Eduardo Paolozzi

 Eduardo Paolozzi


Henri Rousseau (detail)

 Franz Kline


Wassily Kandinsky

 Mark Rothko

Henri Matisse


Gego (Gertude Goldschmidt)

On the top floor was a major retrospective of Bruce Connor’s work. I loved the felt-tip marker drawings and the ink blots.

No photography was permitted in the exhibition. The images below are from:

http://hyperallergic.com/309735/an-artist-who-possessed-a-third-eye/


From http://bombmagazine.org/article/2486/bruce-conner:


From http://drawntapedburned.aboutdrawing.org/nicole-phungrasamee-fein-on-bruce-conner/1939-thumb/:


This was my favourite from a series of collages of 19th century engravings, called ‘Psychedelicatessan Owner’: http://drawntapedburned.aboutdrawing.org/nicole-phungrasamee-fein-on-bruce-conner/1939-thumb/