MoMA PS1 A site of experimentation for over 40 years, MoMA PS1 champions artists at the intersection of the social, cultural, and political issues of our time.
(5611)

Operating as usual

It's the summer solstice and we're out here with Niki de Saint Phalle's fountain. Hang in the courtyard with cocktails f...
06/21/2021

It's the summer solstice and we're out here with Niki de Saint Phalle's fountain. Hang in the courtyard with cocktails from Mina's and take in the art en plein air. We're open until 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, get your tickets for this weekend now at mo.ma/ps1tickets

Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Major support is provided by Allianz, MoMA's partner for design and innovation.

It's the summer solstice and we're out here with Niki de Saint Phalle's fountain. Hang in the courtyard with cocktails from Mina's and take in the art en plein air. We're open until 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, get your tickets for this weekend now at mo.ma/ps1tickets

Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Major support is provided by Allianz, MoMA's partner for design and innovation.

Last weekend we reopened Homeroom with "Black Trans Liberation: Memoriam and Deliverance" and a day of special celebrati...
06/18/2021

Last weekend we reopened Homeroom with "Black Trans Liberation: Memoriam and Deliverance" and a day of special celebrations with Black Trans Liberation, founder Qween Jean, and Sonewall Protests. Plan your visit by July 26 to contribute to a community message board and honor and learn about the liberation of Black trans people. Find more info at mo.ma/homeroom

Photos by Ryan McGinley

Today we contemplate the 🌎 with Chiquita Brujita. To illuminate Niki de Saint Phalle’s use of the tarot in her art, we a...
06/17/2021

Today we contemplate the 🌎 with Chiquita Brujita. To illuminate Niki de Saint Phalle’s use of the tarot in her art, we are working with artists and tarot practitioners to delve into the deeper meanings of the Major Arcana, the 22 major archetype cards of a standard tarot deck. The World is the last card in the set, and represents success and fulfillment. Read more from Chiquita:

“When we think of the world do we experience wonder? Does it elicit joy at the infinite possibilities for creation and exploration? Or paralysis from the overwhelming suffering we can never fully solve?

As the final step in the Fool's journey through the Major Arcana, the World reminds us the answer is always a balance. In closing the Major Arcana, the World card appears to remind us of our divine wisdom, lifetime of hard-learned lessons, and boundless infinite potential. The World cries loudly to all who may have forgotten or not yet know: 'Life is an endless whirl! There is no end. The joy is in the journey.'

Niki de Saint Phalle's World Arcana "Nana" has heard these cries. With her tippity-toe extension she is a beautiful embodiment of the joy of liberation from the woes of the world and the powerful energy of ascension.

How do you embody freedom? What might it look like to know you have the whole world within you and all you need to do for joy is twirl to your next adventure?”

Today we contemplate the 🌎 with Chiquita Brujita. To illuminate Niki de Saint Phalle’s use of the tarot in her art, we are working with artists and tarot practitioners to delve into the deeper meanings of the Major Arcana, the 22 major archetype cards of a standard tarot deck. The World is the last card in the set, and represents success and fulfillment. Read more from Chiquita:

“When we think of the world do we experience wonder? Does it elicit joy at the infinite possibilities for creation and exploration? Or paralysis from the overwhelming suffering we can never fully solve?

As the final step in the Fool's journey through the Major Arcana, the World reminds us the answer is always a balance. In closing the Major Arcana, the World card appears to remind us of our divine wisdom, lifetime of hard-learned lessons, and boundless infinite potential. The World cries loudly to all who may have forgotten or not yet know: 'Life is an endless whirl! There is no end. The joy is in the journey.'

Niki de Saint Phalle's World Arcana "Nana" has heard these cries. With her tippity-toe extension she is a beautiful embodiment of the joy of liberation from the woes of the world and the powerful energy of ascension.

How do you embody freedom? What might it look like to know you have the whole world within you and all you need to do for joy is twirl to your next adventure?”

PS1 will be closed to the public this Saturday, June 19 in recognition of #Juneteenth. Looking for a way to commemorate ...
06/16/2021

PS1 will be closed to the public this Saturday, June 19 in recognition of #Juneteenth. Looking for a way to commemorate the day? Check out MoCADA Museum's Soul of BK festival in Fort Greene featuring workshops, live performances and DJ sets by Warm Up alum Saint James Joy, Dreamcast Moe, and more.

Photo by Marissa Alper.

PS1 will be closed to the public this Saturday, June 19 in recognition of #Juneteenth. Looking for a way to commemorate the day? Check out MoCADA Museum's Soul of BK festival in Fort Greene featuring workshops, live performances and DJ sets by Warm Up alum Saint James Joy, Dreamcast Moe, and more.

Photo by Marissa Alper.

For #PrideMonth, we're collaborating with Black Trans Liberation and founder Qween Jean to transform Homeroom, our space...
06/10/2021

For #PrideMonth, we're collaborating with Black Trans Liberation and founder Qween Jean to transform Homeroom, our space that amplifies and celebrates the work of collectives, organizations, artists, and activists. For six weeks, Homeroom is transformed into a sacred space for affirmations and offerings centering Black, trans, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming people.

For the opening of Black Trans Liberation’s Homeroom takeover, Black Trans Liberation and Stonewall Protests will be holding space on Rashid Johnson's "Stage" for remembrance, resistance, and joy on Saturday, June 12 from 2 to 8 p.m. mo.ma/homeroom

Black Trans Liberation is an organization that aims to end homelessness within the trans population, dismantle the current 35-year life expectancy of Black trans people, and abolish systemic oppression.

For #PrideMonth, we're collaborating with Black Trans Liberation and founder Qween Jean to transform Homeroom, our space that amplifies and celebrates the work of collectives, organizations, artists, and activists. For six weeks, Homeroom is transformed into a sacred space for affirmations and offerings centering Black, trans, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming people.

For the opening of Black Trans Liberation’s Homeroom takeover, Black Trans Liberation and Stonewall Protests will be holding space on Rashid Johnson's "Stage" for remembrance, resistance, and joy on Saturday, June 12 from 2 to 8 p.m. mo.ma/homeroom

Black Trans Liberation is an organization that aims to end homelessness within the trans population, dismantle the current 35-year life expectancy of Black trans people, and abolish systemic oppression.

❤️  "I'm drawn to the heart shape because it's dismissible." – Jessi Reaves In the series Artists on Artworks, contempor...
06/08/2021
Artists on Artworks: Jessi Reaves

❤️ "I'm drawn to the heart shape because it's dismissible." – Jessi Reaves

In the series Artists on Artworks, contemporary artists respond to works in the exhibition "Niki de Saint Phalle: Structures for Life," speaking about their first encounter with Saint Phalle’s work and personal resonances with their own practice. Hear from Queens-based artist Jessi Reaves (and her dachshund Pam 🐶).

Artists on Artworks is made possible through the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies.

https://vimeo.com/530437186

In the series Artists on Artworks, contemporary artists respond to works in the exhibition "Niki de Saint Phalle: Structures for Life," speaking about…

Today is the 40th anniversary of the first diagnosed case of AIDS.An estimated 32.7 million people have died globally fr...
06/05/2021

Today is the 40th anniversary of the first diagnosed case of AIDS.

An estimated 32.7 million people have died globally from AIDS-related illnesses since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, and 75.7 million people have become infected with HIV. In 2019, approximately 38 million people were living with HIV; only 26 million people had access to antiretroviral therapy.

Currently on view in our courtyard, and originally created for Gregg Bordowitz’s 2002 solo exhibition "Drive" Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, this banner was part of an installation that highlighted unequal access to HIV medications and treatments. Featuring footage of the 13th Annual AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa (2000)—the first international AIDS conference to be held in an African country—Bordowitz’s exhibition drew attention to the broad global impact of HIV.

The COVID-19 crisis, and the disruptions it has caused in the manufacturing and distribution of medical supplies, could result in an additional 500,000 AIDS-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa alone by the end of 2021.

Learn more about “Gregg Bordowitz: I Wanna Be Well” and reserve your tickets in advance at mo.ma/gregg.

Photo by Kyle Knodell. Data courtesy of UNAIDS.

Today is the 40th anniversary of the first diagnosed case of AIDS.

An estimated 32.7 million people have died globally from AIDS-related illnesses since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, and 75.7 million people have become infected with HIV. In 2019, approximately 38 million people were living with HIV; only 26 million people had access to antiretroviral therapy.

Currently on view in our courtyard, and originally created for Gregg Bordowitz’s 2002 solo exhibition "Drive" Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, this banner was part of an installation that highlighted unequal access to HIV medications and treatments. Featuring footage of the 13th Annual AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa (2000)—the first international AIDS conference to be held in an African country—Bordowitz’s exhibition drew attention to the broad global impact of HIV.

The COVID-19 crisis, and the disruptions it has caused in the manufacturing and distribution of medical supplies, could result in an additional 500,000 AIDS-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa alone by the end of 2021.

Learn more about “Gregg Bordowitz: I Wanna Be Well” and reserve your tickets in advance at mo.ma/gregg.

Photo by Kyle Knodell. Data courtesy of UNAIDS.

Now on view, "Gregg Bordowitz: I Wanna Be Well" is a personal and singular record of an artist who has been living with ...
06/04/2021
Gregg Bordowitz "Pandemic Haiku"

Now on view, "Gregg Bordowitz: I Wanna Be Well" is a personal and singular record of an artist who has been living with HIV for more than half of his adult life. "Pandemic Haiku" is a collection of poems written by Gregg Bordowitz over the past year, tracing our shared experiences of following the news and eating in, but also noting similarities in the mismanagement of a global health crisis between AIDS and COVID-19. Signed copies of the booklet are available for visitors to take away for free Artbook at MoMA PS1! Or, download the PDF online at mo.ma/gregg

https://vimeo.com/552102542

Now on view, "Gregg Bordowitz: I Wanna Be Well" is a personal and singular record of an artist who has been living with HIV for more than half of his adult…

"I think that food has always meant love, right? Food always meant love and family and that you were welcome. You are en...
06/03/2021
Suga Ray | COOKING WITH ARTISTS

"I think that food has always meant love, right? Food always meant love and family and that you were welcome. You are enough and you have enough to get wherever you want to go.”

Lashawn “Suga Ray” Marston’s art practice utilizes photography, poetry, public speaking, and community organizing around issues of health, criminal injustice, and prison reform. He’s also currently an artist in residence here at PS1.

Suga Ray talks about the importance of cheesecake and family, and how he turns pain into growth and transformation, in this episode of #CookingwithArtists. Find his recipe for a vegan spin on a traditional cheesecake at mo.ma/suga

https://youtu.be/x0zU-7WplmQ

Subscribe for our latest videos, and invitations to live events: http://mo.ma/subscribeExplore our collection online: http://mo.ma/artPlan your visit in-pers...

06/01/2021

“He harnessed space; he lassoed it. To make art, he used space as one of his materials. He grasped space in a way most of his colleagues did not.” – Alanna Heiss, PS1 Founder

We are feeling the loss of Richard Nonas, a humble icon of Post-Minimalist sculpture in early 1970s New York City, who passed away this week at the age of 85. His work was featured in our inaugural "Rooms" exhibition in 1976, and its anniversary exhibition "FORTY" in 2016.

His unassuming start to art making, from teaching anthropology, has left a legacy that is still felt at PS1. "He started taking pieces of wood home and arranging them, he said, but it did not occur to him immediately that he was creating art until a friend told him: 'Idiot, that’s art. That’s called sculpture.' He had found an unexpected way to express himself, and it delighted him." Read more in The New York Times at mo.ma/nonas

🌼 Get to know Niki de Saint Phalle, a joyfully unconventional artist whose work envisioned new ways of inhabiting the wo...
05/27/2021
Niki de Saint Phalle at PS1

🌼 Get to know Niki de Saint Phalle, a joyfully unconventional artist whose work envisioned new ways of inhabiting the world. "I identified with the fool in the fairy tale, who goes out into the world not knowing what he's doing, but on a quest." (ethereal music)

Experience Saint Phalle's work in her first major US exhibition, now on view at PS1. Get your tickets in advance for visits over the long weekend: mo.ma/ps1tickets

https://vimeo.com/546684503

Get to know Niki de Saint Phalle, a joyfully unconventional artist whose work envisioned new ways of inhabiting the world. "I identified with the fool in the…

"The thought process behind this sculpture has to do with my experience during the pandemic. Many of my neighbors were t...
05/21/2021
Gregg Bordowitz on the Making of His New Sculpture

"The thought process behind this sculpture has to do with my experience during the pandemic. Many of my neighbors were taken away in ambulances, some survived, some didn't. I was talking to a lot of my friends who were survivors of HIV, and we were thinking about how this moment really activated our memories and fears and anxieties about the worst moments in New York during the HIV epidemic in the late 80s and 90s." – Gregg Bordowitz

For his exhibition now on view at PS1, Gregg Bordowitz made a new work to memorialize the lives lost in 2020, inspired by Vienna's memorial column (Pestsäule, or Plague Column) erected to commemorate those lost to the Great Plague that afflicted Vienna in 1679. See it yourself by booking tickets in advance at mo.ma/ps1tickets

Download our multimedia guide on the Bloomberg Connects app to hear more from Gregg at mo.ma/guide

The Bloomberg Connects digital experience is made possible through the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies.

https://vimeo.com/552593596

Gregg Bordowitz's new work is inspired by Pestsäule, a plague monument after Erwin Thorn.

Greet the sun today with multi-disciplinary artist Shani Peters as she reflects on how the Sun card in tarot teaches us ...
05/17/2021

Greet the sun today with multi-disciplinary artist Shani Peters as she reflects on how the Sun card in tarot teaches us the necessity of rest, represented by the daily rising and setting of the sun. Plan your visit to see Niki de Saint Phalle’s depiction of the Sun irl at mo.ma/ps1tickets.

“I am fascinated by the daily lesson our rotating proximity to the sun teaches us. Repeatedly, without fail, we witness the singular beauty of our solar system's mighty center from here on Earth. And then, with equal frequency, we watch this mighty force of life and inspiration sit its glorious ass back down again. So profound is the beauty of our sun that its recline is as graceful as its ascent.

The universe of tarot teaches us that the Sun card represents optimism, fulfillment, innocence, strength and nobility. These qualities align with the Sun’s demonstrated balance between ascent and recline. In spite of themselves, exhausted children will sleep. So too must an overextended culture-bearing community worker. To hold our optimism and reach the fullest potential a life of beauty and service has to offer, we must shape space to both rise and rest. Close the curtains on the knowledge of our world for a time and with the innocence of a child, delight in the beauty and inspiration of our recline.

We can recognize in the rising and setting of the sun the parallels to our own existence. We, especially Black women and femmes, who bear the brunt of so much of this world's injustice, can glean from this our permission to rest. Rise, yes. We must and we do. Then set. Rise. Set. Rise again. The universe of Kimberlé Crenshaw’s “Intersectionality Theory” teaches us that when our planet becomes safe for Black women and femmes, it becomes safe for all. So rest, my Sisters, do it for us and do it for all.”

Check out the tarot deck produced by the The Black School, an experimental art school teaching art and radical Black politics founded by Peters and Joseph Cuillier, at theblack.school/shop. The tarot-inspired deck was designed to be used in an art-making capacity to help creatives, educators, and organizers explore how art can activate change on a local level.

05/14/2021

Your favorite courtyard in Queens is ready to welcome you back for #VaccineSummer. Enjoy warm evenings outside with extended hours, because we're now open until 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Admission is free for New York City residents, as always. mo.ma/ps1tickets

Order cocktails and snacks from Mina’s and make a wish on Niki de Saint Phalle’s colorful fountain "La femme et L'oiseau fontaine," surrounded by a new, stained glass inspired work by Raul de Nieves.

Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Major support is provided by Allianz, MoMA's partner for design and innovation.

Now on view, "Gregg Bordowitz: I Wanna Be Well" is a personal and singular record of an artist who has been living with ...
05/13/2021

Now on view, "Gregg Bordowitz: I Wanna Be Well" is a personal and singular record of an artist who has been living with HIV for more than half of his adult life.

Bordowitz’s career began in a time of desperation and great loss. While he has survived one harrowing period in American history, he reminds us that “the AIDS crisis is still beginning” and continues to exact an enormous toll on people here and abroad without access to life-saving medicines. Initially organized before the coronavirus pandemic and delayed because of it, "I Wanna Be Well" raises broad questions about how we define health, community, and care. Presented in a moment marked by suffering but also hope, the exhibition offers instruction from another precarious time of affliction. Sustaining his work over more than three decades under evolving specters of death, Bordowitz has used his art to testify, memorialize, and remind us of what we owe to each other. Learn more at mo.ma./gregg

Beginning today, we're open late until 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Tickets available at mo.ma/ps1tickets

Address

22-25 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY
11101

Subway: E/M/7/G to Court Square; Directions at moma.org/visit

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(718) 784-2084

Website

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when MoMA PS1 posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Videos

Category

Nearby museums


Other Art Museums in Long Island City

Show All