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“When our bodies work in different ways, sometimes the way designers address objects that are designed to conform to our bodies needs to be reevaluated, it isn’t always universal.” Jocelyn Miller, Assistant Curator at MoMA PS1, shares the design thinking behind Lucy Jones’s “Seated Pantyhose”—engineered for wheelchair users, with zippers and variable stretch, commissioned especially for #itemsmoma ....#artspeaks , a day of gallery talks with MoMA staff members, returns November 28. View the day’s schedule at mo.ma/artspeaks (link in bio).
This photomontage by #maxernstis based on an inverted aerial photograph of a chemical bomb published in Georg Paul Neumann’s “Deutsches Kriegsflugwesen” (1914), a popular picture book on German military aviation. Ernst added pencil lines and cut-outs of cross-sections of a beetle and a fish....Now on view in #beyondpainting ....[Max Ernst. “Here Everything Is Still Floating.” 1920. Cut-and-pasted printed paper and pencil on printed paper on cardstock. Purchase, 1937. Photo: John Wronn. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris; George Paul Neumann. “Deutsches Kriegsflugwesen.” Velhagen & Klaßings Volksbücher Nr. 138/39. Beilefeld and Leipzig: Verlag von Velhagen & Klasing, , p. 34]
From active to formal wear, Muslim women around the globe are adapting the hijab to their modern lifestyles. Thanks to everyone who shared photos of Item No. 49 with us. Check out a sample of our favorites here and on our Instagram Story with @hautehijab.The next #itemsmomaChallenge goes out next Friday, December 1.…Featured: @rafafarihah , @doctorsabzi , @fatima_seyma , @nerdgeekninja , & @abouthedaieh.
#louisebourgeoisbegan exploring the hysterical figure as a symbol of psychosomatic pain in the 1990s. She was particularly concerned by the association of hysteria with women, and retaliated by depicting male forms in hysterics as seen in the bronze work, “Arch of Hysteria.”…Image Credit: Installation view of “Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait.” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, September 24, 2017–January 28, 2018. © 2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY.Photo by Martin Seck.
"My work is described as beautiful, horrible, hogwash, genius, maundering, precise, quaint, avant-garde, historical, hackneyed, masterful, trivial, intense, mystical, virtuosic, bewildering, absorbing, concise, absurd, amusing, innovative, nostalgic, contemporary, iconoclastic, sophisticated, trash, masterpieces, etc. it's all true.” — Bruce Conner...#bruceconnerwas born #otdin 1933 in McPherson, Kansas. Conner created "Angel Arms" in 1973: mo.ma/2zRPe6l [link in bio]...[Gelatin silver prints. The Family of Man Fund and Horace W. Goldsmith Fund through Robert B. Menschel. © 2017 Bruce Conner/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]
What does art say to you? MoMA staff and visitors reflect on the purposes of modern art—as an aide to clear your mind, symbols of societal change, or as abstract images that can form links between two complete strangers. Episode 4 of AT THE MUSEUM is now playing on youtube.com/moma (direct link in bio)
Never locking into one style, always moving forward, considering each image as a problem to solve: these practices have defined @stephen.shore ’s work for the past fifty years. Explore the restless interrogation of image making that has made Shore one of the most significant photographers of our time in #stephenshore , open this Sunday. mo.ma/stephenshore...Members can see “Stephen Shore” now! Visit mo.ma/join for details.…Stephen Shore. “U.S. 97, South of Klamath Falls, Oregon, July 21, 1973.” 1973. Chromogenic color print, printed 2002. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Photography Council Fund. © 2017 Stephen Shore
The HIJAB, Item No. 49 on our exhibition checklist, is our next #itemsmomaInstagram Challenge. The hijab is a mainstay of contemporary dress for millions of Muslims across the globe. This weekend, share photos that capture how you or your friends interpret it as part of a modern wardrobe. Next week, we’ll share some favorites from the curatorial team and @hautehijabon the MoMA account.…CHALLENGE RULES: Post photos and videos you’ve taken with the hashtag #itemsmoma . Please do not share images of people you have not received permission to document. Any tagged photo or video posted over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week....“Items: Is Fashion Modern?” is on view at the Museum through January 28.
Prolific photographer, August Sander, was born on this day in 1876. In celebration, we’ve been sharing excerpts from the #augustsanderproject , a five-year research initiative that explores Sander’s epic photographic survey of German society, “People of the Twentieth Century,” all week. Each year we invite scholars and artists to reflect on one of the project’s 49 portfolios. Take a look inside this year’s symposium at mo.ma/augustsander (link in bio)...Thomas Struth paired August Sander’s images with pictures from across the history of photography. Discussing the portfolio, “The Persecuted,” Struth stated, “I see Sander as an ancestor, both as a fellow German with all its terrible implications of the 20th century and its wonderful heritage of music, literature, art, design and architecture… as an artist of incredible devotion, accuracy and overwhelming persistence.”………Image Credits: August Sander. “Farming Family.” 1913. Thomas Struth. “The Bernstein Family, Mündersbach.” 1990. Chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist. © Thomas Struth. August Sander. “Painter [Heinrich Hoerle].” 1928. Nadar (Gaspard-Félix Tournachon). “Eugène Delacroix.” c. 1857. Albumen silver print. Suzanne Winsberg Collection. Gift of Suzanne Winsberg. August Sander. “High School Student.” 1926. Walker Evans. “Citizen in Downtown Havana.” 1932. Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1969 by Charles Rodemeyer. Lily Auchincloss Fund. © 2017 Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. August Sander. “Working Students.” 1926. Nicholas Nixon. “The Brown Sisters, Cambridge, Massachusetts.” 1986. Gelatin silver print. Lois and Bruce Zenkel Fund. © 2017 Nicholas Nixon.All August Sanders works: Gelatin silver print. Acquired through the generosity of the family of August Sander. © 2017 Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur - August Sander Archiv, Cologne / ARS, NY
To make this collage, Max Ernst glued images of birds, angiosperms (flowering plants), and a tall oven to a cross-section diagram of a meat fly published in the “Bibliotheca Paedagogica” (1914), a teaching-aid supply catalog....Now on view in #beyondpainting ....Image Credits: #maxernst . “The Horse He’s Sick.” 1920. Cut-and-pasted printed paper with pencil and gouache on printed paper on cardstock. Purchase, 1935. Photo: Kate Keller. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, ParisAdvertisement for Osterhoh’s model of a “Meat Fly (Musca vomitoria). Proboscis with a section of a head, enlarged 150X (75 cm long)” in “Bibliotheca Paedagogica: Verzeichnis der bewährtesten und neuesten Lehrmittel für höhere, mittlere und Elementarschulen sowie von Werken der Erziehungs-und Unterrichts- Wissenschaft.” 21. Edition. Berlin: Gebr. Höpfel, , p. 560