• Harlinah Teoh

Museum of Modern Art, NY

I'm in New York trying to cram in as much as I can in 5 days. This is a quick record of yesterday’s visit to MOMA.

Temporary exhibits on the lower floors, all of which I enjoyed:



Rachel Harrison's maze of cardboard walls made visitors slow down to contemplate the small photographs and installations.

Bouchra Khalili's videos showed refugees describing and mapping their journeys into Europe – just a printed map, marker, hand and voice. I loved this – fascinating and enlightening. Beautiful installation too, with thin suspended screens.


My favourite works from the MOMA collection, by Agnes Martin, Eduardo Paolozzi, Henri Rousseau (detail), Franz Kline, Wassily Kandinsky, Mark Rothko, Henri Matisse and Gego (Gertude Goldschmidt).


On the top floor was a major retrospective of Bruce Connor’s work. I loved the felt-tip marker drawings and the ink blots. No photography was permitted in the exhibition, so the images below are from other websites.

http://hyperallergic.com/309735/an-artist-who-possessed-a-third-eye/

http://bombmagazine.org/article/2486/bruce-conner


http://drawntapedburned.aboutdrawing.org/nicole-phungrasamee-fein-on-bruce-conner/1939-thumb/



This was my favourite from a series of collages of 19th century engravings, called ‘Psychedelicatessan Owner’:

http://drawntapedburned.aboutdrawing.org/nicole-phungrasamee-fein-on-bruce-conner/1939-thumb/


 

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