Purple Diary

[October 28 2009]

1969 at P.S.1

Several of the featured works are exhibited for the first time, including pieces by major artists like Robert Barry, Mel Bochner, Lutz Mommartz, Bruce Nauman, and John Wesley. In addition, Mel Bochner’s room-sized installation, Theory of Painting, marks not only its debut at P.S.1 and MoMA, but the first time it will be realized in New York City. The exhibition also includes new acquisitions of Fluxus works which form part of a recent donation to MoMA from the Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection.

Central to the exhibition is the re-staging of MoMA’s 1969 exhibition, Five Recent Acquisitions, organized by noted MoMA curator Kynaston McShine, highlighting then-recently acquired works by Larry Bell, Ron Davis, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, and John McCracken.

1969, a new show organized by Neville Wakefield on view until April 5th, 2010 at the MOMA, 11 West 53rd Street, New York. Photo Rachel Chandler

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