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April 2022

Greater New York

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Greater New York, MoMA PS1’s signature survey of artists living and working in the New York City area, returns for its fifth edition. Delayed one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this iteration offers an intimate portrayal of New York City, forging connections between often under-examined histories of art-making in the city.

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Slow Factory: The Revolution is a School

The Revolution is Schools

Slow Factory transforms Homeroom into a site of collective learning and co-creation at the intersection of climate justice, social equity, and regenerative design through their evolving presentation, The Revolution is a School. The presentation features video, printed ephemera, installation, and a workshop series, all of which invite interaction and collaboration from visitors.

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Deana Lawson


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.

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Courtyard Coalition

Noel Woodford Courtyard Coalition Wall

Courtyard Coalition is a process-focused program emphasizing PS1’s Courtyard as a cultural and spatial asset for critical questions at the intersection of the institution, the neighborhood, and the community. In its inaugural presentation in Homeroom visitors are invited to draw, write, and remember experiences in the Courtyard, and imagine future activations of the space.

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Growing Abolition

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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.

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April 9, 2022

Natural Tie Dying with Mava in ASL

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In this ASL workshop, Mava demonstrated how to tie dye clothes with natural dies using materials such as fruits, juices, and other unexpected elements. Using readily available household materials, attendees created something new with familiar things around them.

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April 10, 2022

Upcycling with Makayla Wray

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Slow Factory hosted a series of workshops and conversations fostering social and climate justice learning as part of Homeroom: The Revolution is a School. Fashion designer and street tailor Makayla Wray conducted a workshop on upcycling with her iconic sidewalk seamstress cart. Workshop attendees learned how to create their very own plush teddy bear keychain using scrap clothing.

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April 16, 2022

BlackMass Publishing Presents

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The New York-based collective BlackMass Publishing organizes a series of four monthly public events in conjunction with Greater New York. The programs are developed out of their research and collaborative publishing practice, which combines new and archival content by Black artists and cultural producers, often taking an improvisational approach.

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April 18, 2022

Shanzhai Lyric Reads Incomplete Poem

Shanzhai Lyric with their installation, Incomplete Poem (2015-ongoing) in Greater New York 2021. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo: Noel Woodford

On the final day of Greater New York, artist collective Shanzhai Lyric will present a poetry reading and deinstallation of their work, Incomplete Poem (2015-ongoing), installed in the lobby of MoMA PS1.

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April 23, 2022

Earth Day Celebration

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A celebration of Earth Day which featured music, art-making workshops, and opportunities to see a new green space at MoMA PS1. Slow Factory hosted a series of musical performances and hands-on workshops on themes of sustainability and climate justice.

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