Stuart Comer

Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art at MoMA

Bianzhong bells from the tomb of Marquis Yi, 433 B.C. 🛎 🛎 🛎 🛎
Dazu Rock Carvings, Chongqing — dating back as far as the 7th century AD, providing outstanding evidence of the harmonious synthesis of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism — 大足石刻 🗿
#EllenCantor 2007 — thanks to @betatronic for finding this photo 💔
Gapado AiR
Thank you to @sarahvoxswenson and the wonderful performers who presented #SimoneForti ’s 1961 Dance Construction “Huddle” tonight in Seoul at Understage by @hyundaicard
A small handful of the epic geometries of life and immersion in the dazzling exhibition Beyond Folding Screens at the Amorepacific Museum, one of the few extensive exhibitions focused solely on folding screens in the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) and into the modern era.
Korean friends, join me for my talk ‘The Museum As Score’ at Understage by @hyundaicard in Seoul, Tuesday Nov 13 at 5pm [image: Simone Forti. Huddle. 1961. Performance. Performed in Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, September 16, 2018–February 3, 2019. Performers: Martita Abril, Vanessa Vargas, Alexis Ruiseco-Lombera, Lindsay Londs Reuter, Samuel Hanson, Christiana Cefalu, Elizabeth Hart, Laura Pfeffer, Miguel Ángel Guzmán. Committee on Media and Performance Art Funds. Digital image © 2018 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Paula Court]
#YvonneRainer ‘Trio A with Flags,’ first shown @judsonchurchnyc in 1970 as part of People’s Flag Show, organized by #FaithRinggold #JonHendricks and #JeanToche . The exhibition was designed as an open call for artworks interpreting the U.S. flag, in a direct remonstrance of laws limiting its use and display. #JudsonDanceTheater @themuseumofmodernart photo: Paula Court
Profoundly excited for ‘Lincoln Kirstein’s Modern,’ a MoMA exhibition exploring Lincoln Kirstein’s sweeping contributions to American cultural life in the 1930s and ’40s, on view from March 17-June 30, 2019. Best known for co-founding the New York City Ballet, Kirstein (1907–1996), a polymathic writer, curator, editor, impresario, tastemaker, and patron, was also a key figure in MoMA’s early history. With his prescient belief in the role of dance within the museum, his championing of figuration in the face of prevailing abstraction, and his position at the center of a New York network of queer artists, intimates, and collaborators, the impact of this extraordinary individual remains profoundly resonant today. Seen through the lens of Kirstein, the works in the exhibition reveal an alternative and expansive view of modern art. Kirstein proclaimed, “I have a live eye,” and the exhibition illuminates the influence of his vision, tastes, and efforts on the Museum’s collecting, exhibition, and publication history. ‘Lincoln Kirstein’s Modern’ features more than 200 works from the Museum’s collection—set and costume designs for the ballet by Paul Cadmus and Jared French, photographs by Walker Evans and George Platt Lynes, realist and magic realist paintings by Honoré Sharrer and Pavel Tchelitchew, sculpture by Elie Nadelman and Gaston Lachaise, and the Latin American art that Kirstein acquired for the Museum by artists such as Antonio Berni and Raquel Forner—alongside material drawn from the Museum Archives. The exhibition is organized by Jodi Hauptman, Senior Curator, and Samantha Friedman, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, MoMA. Image: Paul Cadmus, Set design for the ballet ‘Filling Station’, 1937. #LincolnKirstein @themuseumofmodernart
#KlaraLiden ‘Grounding’ at Reena Spaulings 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Jack Whitten + Marcel Breuer = ✔️ @metbreuer
Happy K8 Day!!! 💜🔪🍆 @k8hardball @norauls xxx
Some recent acquisition highlights by the Department of Media and Performance at MoMA: 1. Martine Syms, Lessons I-CLXXX, 2014-ongoing 2. Li Binyuan, Freedom Farming, 2014 3. Park Hyun-ki, Untitled (TV & Stone), 1978 4. Stan VanDerBeek, Movie-Drome, 1964-65 5. Carlos Leppe, Acción de la Estrella (Star Action), 1979 6. Halil Altindere, Homeland, 2016 7. Lea Lublin, Terranautas, 1969 8. Naeem Mohaiemen, Tripoli Cancelled, 2017 and Two Meetings and a Funeral, 2017 9. Patrick Staff, Weedkiller, 2017 10. Anna Halprin, scores and archival materials, 1957-2011
Adam Pendleton’s riveting, soulful new video portrait, Ishmael in the Garden: A Portrait of Ishmael Houston-Jones now on view thru Dec 22 @galerieevapresenhuber @ishmaelhj @pendleton.adam
Desmond meets Hamilton! 🕺🏿
Projects 195: #ParkMcArthur at MoMA thru Jan 27. McArthur worked with a fabricator to produce a modular, stainless steel structure which will be rearranged several times over the course of the exhibition. It doubles as an exploratory proposal for a mixed-use building with artist studios, a public gallery, and below-market apartments for disabled and non-disabled people who mutually receive and provide care. Also comprising works on paper, and an audio guide, Projects 195 focuses on the social realities and possibilities within the architectural parameters of site and scale. Visit for complete details and to hear the 11 audio guides—essential listening! Organized by Magnus Schaefer with Tara Keny.
Two photos from #JorgeBodanzky ’s photo series “Passeata de calouros da Universidad de Brasília” c.1964 on view in the timely exhibition “AI-5 50 YEARS - still hasn’t ended yet”—curated by Paulo Miyada @paulomiyada @institutotomieohtake São Paulo
Not to be missed! Starting today. Lucinda Childs, Early Works, 1963–78 at MoMA, Oct 29-Nov 4 at 12pm and 3pm each day. #LucindaChilds #JudsonDanceTheater @themuseumofmodernart
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