THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART AND CREATIVE TIME JOINTLY COMMISSION ARTIST DOUG AITKEN TO CREATE A NEW SITE-SPECIFIC WORK TO PROJECT ON MOMA'S EXTERIOR, WINTER 2007
Creative Time and The Museum of Modern Art will present the first U.S. large-scale public project by internationally renowned contemporary artist Doug Aitken, from January 16 through February 12, 2007, each evening from 5pm to 10pm. The multi-screen cinematic experience will be projected on seven facades of MoMA on 53rd and 54th Streets, integrating art with the exterior of the modernist architecture of the museum for the first time.
Filming began this summer in NYC and continues through October. Building on Aitken’s interest in collaborating with a range of artists, musicians, and filmmakers in his books, happenings and art projects, this film features a diverse cast of actors including Tilda Swinton, Chan Marshall (Cat Power), Seu Jorge, Ryan Donowho, and Donald Sutherland.
A selection of stills from the film:
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Click here for a map of the projection area
The New York Times, July 26, 2006
Metro, July 26, 2006
Artnet News, July 25, 2006
Bloomberg.com, July 25, 2006
NY1 News, July 25, 2006