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Posted By Wendy Hower

Xaviera Simmons, "ARCHIVE AS IMPETUS"

With Dispatches, every now and then we check in with artists connected with the Nasher Museum to report on their latest projects.

Brooklyn-based artist Xaviera Simmons, who visited the Nasher Museum in 2010 for an artist residency, and whose work is part of our permanent collection, is taking part in Artists Experiment all month at the Museum of Modern Art, NY. Congratulations, Xai!

If you visit New York in June, here is the artist’s performance schedule:

Every Monday in June:  5-hour Marathon Performance 11 AM -4 AM every hour on the hour in the Agnes Gund Lobby, MoMA

Every Thursday In June: 3 PM and 4 PM in the Sculpture Garden, MoMA

Every Friday In June: 4 – 5 PM, various galleries at MoMA or in the Agnes Gund Lobby, MoMA

Learn more: Artists Experiment is a new initiative in MoMA’s Department of Education that brings together contemporary artists in dialogue with museum educators to conceptualize ideas for developing innovative and experimental public interactions.

Artist Xaviera Simmons, inspired by the model of the tour guide and the idea of a “museum agitator,” organizes a range of “information breaks” aimed at opening up a dialogue about MoMA’s vast institutional history and holdings. These performance actions present materials from Simmons’s research via public displays of content and images in the Museum. Simmons, along with educators and invited performers, engages visitors with short readings, images, and conversations.


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