Greater New York online preview

“Simultaneously” – MEN, Leidy Churchman’s video features dancing brushes, mops, spatter, and lots of paint. 

Greater New York, the third iteration of the quintennial exhibition organized by MoMA PS1 and The Museum of Modern Art, includes  68 artists and collectives living and working in the metropolitan New York area. The exhibition, which opens on May 23, will present work made within the past five years, and also feature a number of artists’ residencies in the space for the duration of the show. According to the press release, they will be shooting photographs and video, rehearsing and realizing performances, and “stretching the notions of sculpture, painting, photography, film, and video-making.” Curated by Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1 and Connie Butler, Chief Curator at Large at The Museum of Modern Art, the roster includes plenty of artists whose work incorporates performance, installation, photography and video, but only nine thirteen painters: Tauba Auerbach, Kerstin Br�tsch, Leidy Churchman, Caleb Considine, Franklin Evans, Alex Hubbard, Alisha Kerlin, Tala Madani, Nick Mauss, Dave Miko, Adam Pendleton, Zak Prekop, Amy Yao

How were the artists selected? Through studio visits, review of recommendations, mailed submissions, and Studio Visit, a new MoMA PS1  initiative in which artists present their artwork and studios online. Over 750 Studio Visit submissions were reviewed by the curatorial team.

Other artists include: 
Michele Abeles, David Adamo, Ei Arakawa, An Atlas of Radical CartographyDarren BaderDavid Brooks, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Leidy Churchman, Deville Cohen, Brody Condon, William Cordova, Delusional Downtown Divas (Joana Avillez, Lena Dunham, Isabel Halley), DETEXT, Debo EilersLaToya Ruby Frazier, Zipora Fried, Daniel Gordon, Tamar Halpern, K8 Hardy, Tommy Hartung, Sharon Hayes, Vlatka Horvat, Matt HoytLiz Magic Laser, Deana Lawson, Leigh Ledare, Dani Leventhal, Kalup Linzy, Ryan McNamaraAmir Mogharabi, Sam Moyer, Nico Muhly, Rashaad Newsome, Dominic Nurre, Brian O�Connell, Alice O�Malley, Virginia OvertonMaria PetschnigIshmael Randall Weeks, Gilad Ratman, Lucy Raven, Robbinschilds, Mariah Robertson, Adele R�der, Emily Roysdon, Aki Sasamoto, David Benjamin Sherry Erin Shirreff, Xaviera Simmons, A.L. Steiner, Elisabeth Subrin, Hank Willis Thomas, Naama Tsabar, Guido van der Werve, Conrad VenturPinar Yolacan.

Note: This list is from the MoMA PS 1 website, and was accurate as of April 26, but may be subject to change. Please post changes in the comments section.


  1. Those aren't the only painters — you left out Kerstin Bratsch, Alex Hubbard, Alisha Kerlin, and Nick Mauss.

  2. You're right. I'll update ASAP. Thanks.

  3. So many of these artists work in multiple media, it's hard to know what they'll be showing.Could be alot more painting than you think.

  4. Klaus B and Butler haven't got a clue about painting, so they stick with the safe mixes.

    And 'artists' who dabble in painting along with a little interior decorating and gallery VM are even more of an insult.

    But when they do allow the token painter – why does it have to be trendy wendies like Auerbach and Madani? Please. They've had more than their share of exposure.

    Try looking beyond the cosy circle of political correctness and insider favors, people.

  5. Performance, installation/sculpture, photography, video, and painting. That's five categories. Divide 68 artists by those five categories and you get… about 13 artists per category! I don't think accusations of an "anti-painting" show really hold up here, and it seems rather premature to be making them anyway.

  6. I noticed in Zak Prekop's bio that he lives and works in Chicago. When did Chi-town become a suburb of NY? Or does "Greater New York" mean Greater USA?

  7. I have always wanted to paint with a mop!

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