January 28, 2008

Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now, November 21, 2007–July 28, 2008




$25 got me an artist pass at MOMA....with it, you can check out whatever is going on at MOMA for an entire year....this means movies too.

I spent Saturday afternoon at the new "Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now" show. There are some solid pieces on view. Especially in the "Abstractions" section of "Multiplex," which deals with formal and conceptual approaches to abstraction. Deborah Wye at MOMA curated these selections from pieces already in their collection.

Look for a Mark Grotjahn butterfly drawing, a vibrant + warm Elizabeth Murray painting, a little room containing Paul Noble's fantastical wallpaper / drawings, (2) great Thomas Nozkowski paintings, a Gilbert & George video of them getting drunk on Gordon's, a Louise Bourgeois "cell," a Dorothea Rockburne installation, and more.

While you're there, don't forget to see "New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930–2006: Selections from a Decade of Acquisitions"...hurry because it closes on February 25, 2008. You will see beautiful line drawings (GEGO is my favorite) and interesting photographs.