AUTHOR SANEL HUSKANOVIC / CATEGORY MUSEUM / PUBLISHED: AUGUST-09-2019
This fall, on October 21, the Museum of Modern Art will reopen after a brief closure with all new galleries and spaces for performances and events.
Reopening is more than just a new physical space. MoMA is rethinking the way art is shown. Visitors can look forward to a completely new experience and new perspectives.
Seven new exhibitions will premiere on reopening day:
- Environment: Featuring 11 watershed installations by artists from the last two decades;
- Sound installation David Tudor and composer Inside Electronics;
- Betye Saar: The Legends of the Black Girl's Window;
- Member: Pope.L, 1978–2001;
- Sur moderno: travels of abstraction;
- Haegue Yang's multimedia installations: handles;
- Private Lives Public Spaces, a gallery installation of early home and amateur films.
The Picassos and van Goghs will still be there, but the 40,000 square feet of additional space will allow MoMA to bring new attention to works by women, Latinos, Asians, African Americans and other overlooked artists such as Shigeru Onishi, a Japanese experimental photographer or Hervé Télémaque, a Haitian-born painter who is now 81 years old.