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MoMA Commissions Artists to Create Multichannel Videos for Lobby Screens

NEW YORK, NY (AP).- 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. Halbreich says, “I was impressed with the program of exhibitions and lectures at Orchard, a cooperative gallery Nicolas founded in 2005 with a group