MoMA exhibits currently on view
MoMA reaches into its deep store of works by the Modernist master who altered the course of 20th-century sculptue by upending the relationship between sculptural object and base. Many of the artist's greatest hits—Bird in Space, Endless Column, Mlle Pogany—are included.
This show looks back at a NYC avant-garde institution: The dance company that formed around the performance space at Judson Memorial Church located on Washington Square. Formed in 1962, Judson became associated with some of the biggest names in New York's midcentury arts scene, including Robert Rauschenberg, Yvonne Rainer and Merce Cunningham. MoMA surveys Judson's unique role during that era with photos, films and a schedule of live performances.
Both MoMA and its Queens satellite devote space to this unpacking of the work of Bruce Nauman in the biggest retrospective of his career. A Conceptual Art pioneer who led the development of practices such as performance, video and installation art during the 1960s and ’70s, Nauman emphasized process over product, pushing the boundaries of the artist’s role while aggressively interrogating the human condition with pieces that were noted for their piquant psychological insights.