August 2022

Rashid Johnson: Stage

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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.

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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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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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Life Between Buildings

Serpent like tufts of grass tied with orange emerge from a sidewalk just before an intersection of vintage cars.

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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Queensbridge Photo Collective

Still, Like Air I'll Rise

collage of photographs and drawings

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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No gods only flowers

Poncili Creación

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Conjuring the spirit of a weed bursting through cracks in the pavement, Poncili Creacion’s sculptural installation No gods only flowers takes up residence in MoMA PS1’s double-height Duplex gallery. Comprising a towering, anthropomorphic flower growing from out of a shrunken cityscape, the installation is the second life of this massive blossom. It once danced as a puppet, suspended by boom cranes, over the museum’s Courtyard as part of a performance of the same name in July 2022.

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August 5, 2022

Book Launch: jackie sumell’s The Abolitionist's Field Guide

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Marking the release of artist jackie sumell’s The Abolitionist's Field Guide, MoMA PS1 and Artbook host a conversation between sumell and Viva Ruiz, an artist, advocate, and founder of the queer activist collective Thank God For Abortion. sumell’s The Abolitionist's Field Guide is an interactive workbook and reader that teaches abolitionist strategy through the lived experience of plants, their natural relationships, and the stories they tell.

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August 12, 2022

Summer Fridays

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On Friday evenings this August, MoMA PS1 will host a curated series of DJ sets in the Courtyard, presented free with Museum admission. This summer music offering will feature new performers and veteran acts from Warm Up—soon to be announced—while PS1’s signature music series is reimagined for 2023.

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August 19, 2022

Summer Fridays

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On Friday evenings this August, MoMA PS1 hosts a curated series of DJ sets in the Courtyard, presented free with Museum admission. This summer music offering features new performers and veteran acts from Warm Up while PS1’s signature music series is reimagined for 2023. PS1 will remain open until 9 p.m., with access to exhibitions and outdoor installations as well as special cocktails and bites from Mina’s.

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August 26, 2022

Summer Fridays

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On Friday evenings this August, MoMA PS1 will host a curated series of DJ sets in the Courtyard, presented free with Museum admission. This summer music offering will feature new performers and veteran acts from Warm Up—soon to be announced—while PS1’s signature music series is reimagined for 2023.

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August 27, 2022

Participatory Mapping Workshop

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Cara Michell, founder of the urban planning and public art studio s l o w p r a c t i c e, will host an interactive mapping workshop as part of Courtyard Coalition’s activation of Homeroom.

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