Mon, Dec 4, 2023
Open 12–6pm

Rirkrit Tiravanija

A LOT OF PEOPLE

A crowd of people line up in the shape of a question mark, forming an artwork by Rirkrit Tiravanija in the Zocalo square of Mexico City.

From the start of his practice, a critical material for Rirkrit Tiravanija (Thai, b. 1961) has been the presence of “a lot of people”—a purposefully broad and expansive term that stands as an open invitation to everyone and anyone, present and future. His largest exhibition to date, Rirkrit Tiravanija: A LOT OF PEOPLE traces four decades of the artist’s career and features over 100 works, from early experimentations with installation and film, to works on paper, photographs, ephemera, sculptures, and newly produced “plays” of key participatory pieces.

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And ever an edge

Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2022–23

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In the fifth iteration of a multiyear collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1, the Studio Museum in Harlem presents its annual Artist-in-Residence exhibition at MoMA PS1. And ever an edge: Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2022–23 features new work by the 2022–23 cohort of the Studio Museum’s foundational residency program: artists Jeffrey Meris (b. 1991, Haiti), Devin N. Morris (b. 1986, Baltimore, MD), and Charisse Pearlina Weston (b. 1988, Houston, TX). 

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Leslie Martinez

The Fault of Formation

detail of a richly textured painted surface by Leslie Martinez

MoMA PS1 presents Leslie Martinez’s (b. 1985, McAllen, Texas) first New York museum exhibition. Martinez, who lived in New York City for fifteen years before returning to Texas in 2019, exhibits their largest body of work to date, which features recent paintings and three newly commissioned large-scale artworks. Using a cosmic palette based on the CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black) color model, the artist sprays and stains canvases with diluted paint, and then folds, pools, and collages materials onto the surface—including rags and dried acrylics.

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Teen Art Salon

A Protospective

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This fall, MoMA PS1 hosts a presentation in Homeroom of artworks made by ten alumni of Teen Art Salon, a Long Island City-based organization that provides resources and visibility to early-career artists ages 11 to 19. Continuing the organization’s relationship with PS1, Teen Art Salon: A Protospective includes a collection of sketchbooks and works on paper that grapple with the revelry and hurdles of adolescence. Bringing together new artwork and a selection of works produced over the past decade by teenagers—materials that are often infantilized as “juvenilia”—the presentation underscores the role of young people as both spectators and arbiters of visual culture, archiving a coming-of-age story in real time.

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Nov 17 – Dec 9, 2023
Open 12–6pm

Rirkrit Tiravanija’s untitled 1991/2008 (shall we dance)

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For his exhibition A LOT OF PEOPLE, Rirkrit Tiravanija (Thai, b. 1961) stages five interactive artworks as a series of plays. In untitled 1991/2008 (shall we dance), an actor invites visitors to dance to the song “Shall We Dance” from the 1956 musical film The King and I. Based on a popular Broadway musical, the film tells the story of an English governess who travels to Thailand (then Siam) to tutor the children of the king. In the scene Tiravanija references, the governess teaches the king to dance in a Western style. By recasting and traversing the east/west, civilized/uncivilized binaries that the film perpetuates, the artist creates a platform for animated encounters between strangers.

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