VIDEO: Visit MoMA PS1’s ‘Greater New York’ in Four Minutes

Got a few minutes to see some of our early picks?


MoMA PS1 launched the 2015 version of its recurring exhibition “Greater New York” on Sunday, revealing a whopping 400 artworks by more than 150 artists. The roster ranges from artists not yet 30 years old to historical figures like Gordon Matta-Clark, and the show includes works from documentary film and photography to installation and performance.

artnet News senior writer Brian Boucher visited the museum-wide show during a preview and picked a few strong pieces, by artists Ignacio Gonzalez-Lang, David Hammons, Deana Lawson, and Gedi Sibony.

Boucher points out complex provocations in racially charged works by Gonzalez-Lang and Hammons, and contrasts Lawson’s photographs, which bring to light family visits by the artist’s cousin to her husband in prison, with Sibony’s visually spare but conceptually rich and humorous works, made from found thrift-store objects.

Along the way, the video offers glimpses of works by artists like Lutz Bacher, Scott Burton, Elizabeth Jaeger, Christine Sun Kim, and Ugo Rondinone.

In other artnet News coverage of “Greater New York,” Ben Davis writes about why the show matters and interviews co-curator Douglas Crimp; and Christian Viveros-Fauné analyzes the meaning of the show’s turn from showcase for emerging artists to historical and political commentary. Check out the full artist list here; and, great news, admission is free to all New Yorkers for a year.

“Greater New York” was organized by Crimp along with in-house curators Peter Eleey, Thomas Lax, and Mia Locks.

Greater New York” is on view at MoMA PS1 through March 7, 2016.

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