Art at Large: Art Making in the Long View

When 2 May 2013 - 3 May 2013
Where The Museum of Modern Art
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, 11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
United States

On Kawara. One Million Years. 1999. Artist’s book in two volumes, each: 5 15/16 x 4 5/16 x 1 3/4″ (15.1 x 10.9 x 4.4 cm). Publisher: Editions Micheline Szwajcer and Michèle Didier, Brussels. Printer: Jongbloed, Heerenveen, The Netherlands. 570. Monroe Wheeler Fund. © 2013 On Kawara

Thursday, May 2 2013, 6pm
Friday, May 3 2013, 10am–5pm

Press Release:

The Contemporary Art Forum presents timely and innovative programs (lectures, conversations, and performances) that address pressing issues in contemporary art, and grow out of discussions with MoMA curators. Participants include artists and designers, critics, curators, and scholars, among others.

This year’s Contemporary Art Forum focuses on long-term, process-based art and its impact on the experience of art. These practices pose interesting questions today, when the proliferation of biennials, exhibitions, and publications has resulted in both a boom in art production and a new appreciation for art that takes the long view. While many artists establish concrete goals, the processes we are interested in examining may span the lifetime of the artist, require ongoing participation or discussion, and be linked more to research and exploration than to a pre-established plan. As such, these projects may not culminate in an end product or be able to be regarded or displayed as an “artwork.” Through a series of conversations, presentations, and “experiences,” artists, curators, and writers explore how these challenges to the constraints of time and the expectations of final product and finality force viewers and participants to reconsider the role of art in society. Participants include curators France Morin, Brooke Davis Anderson, and Doryun Chong; art historian and critic Terry Smith; time-based media conservator Glenn Wharton; artists Rick Lowe, Yukinori Yanagi, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Julieta Aranda, and Trevor Paglen; writer Tan Lin; architecture collective Raumlabor Berlin; Sally Tallant, Artistic Director of the Liverpool Biennial; and Pablo Helguera, Director, Adult and Academic Programs, Department of Education, MoMA.

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