, Brian Kuan Wood
, Anton Vidokle
, et al.Boris Groys, Soo Hwan Kim, Dena Yago, T.J. Demos, Nika Dubrovsky, David Graeber, Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, Metahaven, [3 More...]
On November 7, 1929, the Museum of Modern Art “opened in a five-room rented space with an ‘historical’ exhibition of (European) Post-Impressionist art, titled ‘The First Loan Exhibition: Cezanne, Gauguin, Seurat, Van Gogh.’” MoMA’s founding director, Alfred Barr, had the idea that modern works that passed a test called “Torpedo in Time” would, after some fifty years, be considered historical and transfer to the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
At the time, Gertrude Stein also famously quipped that the very idea of a museum of the modern was an oxymoron. In short, MoMA was more of a kunsthalle ...