MoMA PS1, Long Island City

MoMA PS1 | 22-25 Jackson Ave. at 46 Ave., Queens
NY 11101 Long Island City

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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
Kurator: Christopher Y. Lew