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In conjunction with Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deception at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1 presents an exhibition focusing on Modern Procession (2002), a performance organized by the artist to celebrate MoMA's move from midtown Manhattan to Queens during the expansion of the midtown museum. Inspired by ritual processions, Alÿs invited the Peruvian brass band Banda de Santa Cecilia to lead the journey that began on West 53rd Street and ended across the river at 33rd Street and Queens Boulevard. Members of the procession carried reproductions of iconic works in the MoMA collection, including paintings and sculptures by Picasso, Duchamp, and Giacometti. The exhibition will include the two-channel video made from the performance along with related works on paper.
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