A BIT OF MATTER: The MoMA PS1 Archives, 1976–2000

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Exhibition. April 9–September 10, 2017. MoMA PS1 presents A Bit of Matter: The MoMA PS1 Archives, 1976-2000, a selection of archival materials documenting the vast array of artists who worked and exhibited in the museum’s building over the course of its first 25 years. Surveying a period that spans from the institution’s inaugural 1976 exhibition Rooms to its merger with The Museum of Modern Art in 2000, the exhibition brings together hundreds of objects drawn from the MoMA PS1 Archives, including artist’s proposals, exhibition posters, photographs, correspondence, flyers, postcards, residency applications, and other ephemera. The exhibition takes its title from Lawrence Weiner’s eponymous installation from Rooms, which consists of the words “A Bit of Matter and A Little Bit More” stenciled on the interior and exterior entrance doors of the museum’s building. When P.S. 1 re-opened after an extensive renovation in the mid-1990s, Weiner reprised A Bit of Matter on the glass doors of the building's new entrance way, where the work remains prominently visible. Highlights of the exhibition include documentation of the construction of James Turrell’s permanent, site-specific installation Meeting; images from early performance works by such artists as Simone Forti, Carolee Schneemann, Min Tanaka, and Hannah Wilke; unpublished installation views, correspondence, and ephemera from landmark group exhibitions such as Rooms (1976), New York/New Wave (1981), and The Knot: Arte Povera at PS1 (1985), solo shows of Michelangelo Pistoletto (1988) and David Hammonds (1991), and numerous special projects by individuals and collectives, among them Nam June Paik, Christo, Mabou Mines, Kenny Scharf, Dara Birnbaum, Michelle Stuart, Group Material, Alighiero Boetti, Marina Abramovic, Chen Zhen, Douglas Gordon, Philip Johnson, and Cai Guo-Qiang.

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A BIT OF MATTER: The MoMA PS1 Archives, 1976–2000 MoMA - Museum of Modern Art Main address: MoMA - Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53 Street NY 10019-5 New York, United states MoMA - Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53 Street NY 10019-5 New York, United states Exhibition. April 9–September 10, 2017. MoMA PS1 presents A Bit of Matter: The MoMA PS1 Archives, 1976-2000, a selection of archival materials documenting the vast array of artists who worked and exhibited in the museum’s building over the course of its first 25 years. Surveying a period that spans from the institution’s inaugural 1976 exhibition Rooms to its merger with The Museum of Modern Art in 2000, the exhibition brings together hundreds of objects drawn from the MoMA PS1 Archives, including artist’s proposals, exhibition posters, photographs, correspondence, flyers, postcards, residency applications, and other ephemera. The exhibition takes its title from Lawrence Weiner’s eponymous installation from Rooms, which consists of the words “A Bit of Matter and A Little Bit More” stenciled on the interior and exterior entrance doors of the museum’s building. When P.S. 1 re-opened after an extensive renovation in the mid-1990s, Weiner reprised A Bit of Matter on the glass doors of the building's new entrance way, where the work remains prominently visible. Highlights of the exhibition include documentation of the construction of James Turrell’s permanent, site-specific installation Meeting; images from early performance works by such artists as Simone Forti, Carolee Schneemann, Min Tanaka, and Hannah Wilke; unpublished installation views, correspondence, and ephemera from landmark group exhibitions such as Rooms (1976), New York/New Wave (1981), and The Knot: Arte Povera at PS1 (1985), solo shows of Michelangelo Pistoletto (1988) and David Hammonds (1991), and numerous special projects by individuals and collectives, among them Nam June Paik, Christo, Mabou Mines, Kenny Scharf, Dara Birnbaum, Michelle Stuart, Group Material, Alighiero Boetti, Marina Abramovic, Chen Zhen, Douglas Gordon, Philip Johnson, and Cai Guo-Qiang. Book tickets