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Please quit yanking your joystick and give a round of applause to the newest batch of video game alumni, now  dubbed “art” by the Museum of Modern Art’s Architecture and Design department senior curator Paola Antonelli! Joining, are the newly MoMA-acquired… Magnavox Odyssey (1972) Pong (1972) Space Invaders (1978) Asteroids (1979) Tempest (1981) Yar’s Revenge (1982) Minecraft […]

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“Sorrow found me when I was young… Sorrow waited, sorrow won… SORROW THEY PUT ME ON THE PILL… IT’S IN MY HONEY IT’S IN MY MI–[voice breaking]…” Want to hear that over and over and over and over again? For the artist’s piece A Lot of Sorrow at the MoMA PS1 WV Dome, Icelandic artist Ragnar […]

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MoMA is launching its first major exhibit of sound art this summer. Finally! The multidisciplinary exhibit will not only focus on sound pieces but also “architectural interventions” and “visualizations of otherwise inaudible sound” as well as explorations “of how sound ricochets within a gallery” and “a range of field recordings—including echolocating bats, abandoned buildings in […]

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This weekend, popular mythical creature Tilda Swinton re-performed her 1995 piece The Maybe at the MoMA, without making a press announcement. She slept quietly inside a glass, aquarium-like enclosure as visiting crowds swarmed outside. She has been talking about doing this at the MoMA since 2005, before Marina Abramović performed her three-month The Artist Is Present epic. She will be doing unannounced pop-up performances throughout the […]

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Last month, MoMA PS1 announced a competition to design the recovery effort of the Rockaways, soliciting submissions from artists, architects, and designers everywhere. In the above documentary from Joshua Kogan, residents of the area react to the contest, citing worry that the powers that be will drown out the community’s voice, and encouraging the city […]

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Indie developer Pippin Barr, known for his 8-bit simulation of Marina Abramović’s The Artist is Present, has expanded his scope in an ambitious attempt to render the entirety of the New York City visual art world as video game. The biting microcosm Art Game offers you the experience of battling the impenetrable vision of one curator in […]

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“Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde,” currently on view at MoMA, goes to show that Modernism was plural — not a Western aesthetic exported across the world, but concurrent post-war global movements centralized in various urban “incubators” — an era of Modernisms. Towards the end of the exhibition in the final gallery opposite masterful photographs by Daido Moriyama […]

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Wolfgang Laib’s much anticipated Pollen From Hazelnut has finally been installed in the atrium of the Museum of Modren Art. That’s 18 jars of bright yellow hazelnut pollen laid out on a platform, elevated six inches from the atrium floor. ArtInfo’s Ben Davis highlights the artwork’s post-minimalism with its Eastern philosophy influence and points out that it is […]

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New York artist Man Bartlett never got to sit with diva Marina Abramović at her MoMA The Artist Is Present performance and look longingly into her eyes and have an awakening and cry and I did but don’t be mad though because… You too can own a piece of Marina! It’s only a penny! No, wait, it’s $120. “It’s somewhere in […]

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MOMA, you beautiful bastard you! The Museum of Modern Art announced that it will add 14 classic video games to its design collection, with more to come. In doing so, they have chosen to fully acknowledge the artistic merit that goes into the process of video game design. Our very own Kyle Chayka (ok, fine, […]

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