Friday, July 21

Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection

Erik van Leishout, Untitled, 2014, Conté crayon, synthetic polymer paint, felt-tip pen, and vinyl on paper.
"Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection brings together works by more than a dozen artists, made in the past decade and recently acquired by The Museum of Modern Art. The artists that make up this intergenerational selection address current anxiety and unrest around the world and offer critical reflections on our present moment. The exhibition considers the intertwining themes of social protest, the effect of history on the formation of identity, and how art juxtaposes fact and fiction. From Cairo to St. Petersburg, from The Hague to Recife, the artists in the exhibition observe and interpret acts of state violence and the resistance and activism they provoke. They reexamine historical moments, evoking images of the past and claiming their places within it. ..."
With a Display of New Work from Its Collection, MoMA Takes a Political Turn
New Yorker: The Unsettling Power of MOMA’s “Unfinished Conversations”
vimeo: John Akomfrah on The Unfinished Conversation