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July 2022

Deana Lawson

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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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Queensbridge Photo Collective

Still, Like Air I'll Rise

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.

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Life Between Buildings

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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.

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'TILL WE'RE EXCLUDED NO MORE

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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.

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Poncili Creación: No gods only flowers

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Poncili Creación will present No gods only flowers, a visual poem enacted by larger-than-life puppets suspended from construction cranes high above the Courtyard, with live musical accompaniment. No gods only flowers vigorously interrupts the urban hardscape of Long Island City with the strength of a flower bursting through pavement to bloom in the summer sun.

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June 17, 2022

'Till We're Excluded No More

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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.

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Free with Museum Admission

July 9, 2022

Poetry in the Courtyard: Readings around Life Between Buildings

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MoMA PS1 presents an afternoon of readings by poets, writers, artists, and gardeners. Reflective of—and reflecting on—the ways that the city seeps into language, the speakers explore the intertwined histories of artmaking and struggles for common and green space in New York City.

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July 23, 2022

From the Ground Up

Celebrating After the Fire and Growing Abolition

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Join us to celebrate the unveiling of After the Fire, a participatory mural project led by artists Nanibah Chacon, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, and Layqa Nuna Yawarin on the walls of MoMA PS1’s Courtyard. Taking place in the public plaza outside PS1’s main entrance, the mural’s unveiling will be marked by free food and drink provided by local street vendors, in collaboration with the Street Vendor Project. Guests will also be treated to an “abolitionist tea party” led by artist jackie sumell and interns from the Lower Eastside Girls Club, which accompanies their installation Growing Abolition. Located in PS1’s Courtyard, Growing Abolition, like After the Fire, proposes visions of a brighter future that might emerge from the ground up.

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