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MoMA Commissions Artists to Create Multichannel Videos for Lobby Screens

"Before 9/11" - The crisis it announces is the sudden return of history, but this time without characters or a story, and of a politics without subjects. Courtesy of  The Bernadette Corporation

NEW YORK, NY – The Museum of Modern Art presents 9
Screens, an exhibition consisting of five new multichannel videos commissioned
specifically for the information screens located above the admission desk in the
Museum’s lobby, from February 3 to May 18, 2010.
The concept for the
exhibition was developed during conversations between artist Nicolas Guagnini
and Kathy Halbreich, Associate Director, The Museum of Modern Art, about MoMA’s
interchange with artists—how the Museum was perceived by artists, and also its
function and role within the artistic community. In 2008, Halbreich invited
Guagnini to observe the inner workings of MoMA and share his observations and
critiques with both curators and administrators.