On View> EXPO 1: New York at MoMA PS1

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Thursday, August 8, 2013
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Ansel Adams, Mount Williamson, Sierra Nevada, from Manzanar, California, 1944. (Courtesy MoMA PS1)

Ansel Adams, Mount Williamson, Sierra Nevada, from Manzanar, California, 1944. (Courtesy MoMA PS1)

EXPO 1: New York
MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY
Through September 2

EXPO 1: New York is an art festival dedicated to the environmental and sociopolitical challenges of the 21st Century that runs through September 2. In addition to occupying the entirety of MoMA PS1’s Long Island City home, the show encompasses exhibitions at other venues throughout New York City, including the Rain Room at the Museum of Modern Art and the VW Dome 2 at Rockaway Beach. The festival is centered on the idea of what its curators call “dark optimism.” The exhibitions, installations, and prototypes featured in the festival suggest the end of an era plagued by climate change, economic suffering, and political strife, and the beginning of a new, brighter future. Highlights include the legendary artist-environmentalist Ansel Adams’ photographs, Meg Webster’s site-specific ecosystem Pool, and Olafur Eliasson’s glacial ice installation Your waste of time in the basement of MoMA PS1.

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