MoMA PS1 Presents Clifford Owens. Anthology

MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, New York, presents Clifford Owens. Anthology an exhibition on view through March 04, 2012.

Clifford Owens, MoMA PS1

For his first exhibition at a New York museum, Clifford Owens presents a new project Anthology, which is comprised of photography, video, and live performance. Anthology features performances scores—written or graphical instructions for actions—that Owens solicited from a multigenerational group of African-American artists. Twenty-six major artists have contributed scores, nearly all of whom composed new works specifically for Owens’ unprecedented compendium of African-American performance art. The scores range from vague commands that are open to wide interpretation to highly choreographed movements and actions. During the summer of 2011, Owens enacted each of the scores at MoMA PS1 to create photographs, videos, and objects that will be presented in the exhibition. He will also perform selected scores live throughout the course of the exhibition. Clifford Owens: Anthology is organized by Christopher Y. Lew, Assistant Curator of MoMA PS1.

Anthology scores have been contributed by artists including Derrick Adams, Terry Adkins, Sanford Biggers, Aisha Cousins, Sherman Fleming, Coco Fusco, Charles Gaines, Malik Gaines, Rico Gatson, Rashawn Griffin, Lyle Ashton Harris, Maren Hassinger, Steffani Jemison, Jennie C. Jones, Nsenga A. Knight, Glenn Ligon, Dave McKenzie, Senga Nengudi, Lorraine O’Grady, Benjamin Patterson, William Pope.L, Jacolby Satterwhite, Xaviera Simmons, Shinique Smith, Kara Walker, and Saya Woolfalk. – moma.org

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