Stage is a participatory installation and sound work that draws on the history of the microphone as a tool for protest and public oratory, while recalling the metonymic references to microphones in hip-hop lyrics from the 1980s to the present.
The first museum survey dedicated to the work of Deana Lawson (b. 1979, Rochester, NY), this exhibition presents the work of a singular voice in photography today. For more than 15 years, Lawson has been exploring and challenging conventional representations of Black life through photography, drawing on a wide spectrum of photographic languages, including the family album, studio portraiture, staged tableaux, documentary pictures, and appropriated images.
The second year of a collaboration between jackie sumell, the Lower Eastside Girls Club, and MoMA PS1, Growing Abolition is a multipart project investigating connections between ecology and prison abolition. Developing gradually from spring to winter, Growing Abolition unfolds around a greenhouse designed by sumell and installed in the side Courtyard of PS1.
Using photography, archival research, memorabilia, and oral histories, the Queensbridge Photo Collective reflects on the lives of their members, who grew up in the neighborhoods around PS1.
Inspired by the history of community gardens in New York City, Life Between Buildings explores how artists have engaged the city’s interstitial spaces—“vacant” lots, sidewalk cracks, traffic islands, and parks, among others—to consider the politics of public space through an ecological lens.
MoMA PS1 screens the Fund Excluded Workers (FEW) Coalition’s latest film, 'Till We're Excluded No More, continuously from June 17 – July 25, 2022. The film highlights the use of art and music as a tool for resistance, including banners featured in the Nuevayorkinos activation of Homeroom, and new campaign graphics designed by After the Fire artist Layqa Nuna Yawar.
Free with Museum Admission