themuseumofmodernart Kazimir Malevich, born today in 1878, was was one of the pioneers of abstract art. In December 1915, Malevich unveiled a radically new mode of abstract painting that abandoned all reference to the outside world in favor of colored geometric shapes floating against white backgrounds. Because his new style claimed supremacy over the forms of nature, he called it “Suprematism.” [Kazimir Malevich. "Suprematist Painting." 1916-17. Oil on canvas, 38 1/2 x 26 1/8" (97.8 x 66.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York] 4d

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themuseumofmodernart Regram from curator @klausbiesenbach of an iconic piece of #Oscars history, which will be on view at MoMA beginning March 8 as part of the @bjork exhibition. Biesenbach's commentary: "my colleague lynda zuckerman and her team performed magic: the stuffing inside the beak had given in, and the glove leather of the beak needed some TLC, In terms of the dress the wrinkles were steamed out - twice actually - and it began to look more it looked like when it made its original statement in 2001?..... soon on view at @bjork at @themuseumofmodernart happy oscar weekend the swan dress designed by @marjanpejoski" #MoMABjork 4d

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themuseumofmodernart Tomorrow: Kevin Jerome Everson's film "Park Lanes" presents an 8-hour factory shift in real time, celebrating the everyday and raising questions about race, class, and labor. Experience it as part of MoMA Film's annual "Documentary Fortnight" festival. #MoMADocFest ["Park Lanes." 2015. USA. Directed by Kevin Jerome Everson. Courtesy of the artist, Trilobite Arts-DAC, and Picture Palace Pictures] 7d

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themuseumofmodernart Susan Kare is the graphic designer that created most of the icons for the early Macintosh computers in the 1980s--remember the the smiling Mac at startup?--as well some of the most famous fonts, like Geneva, Monaco, and Chicago. She donated to MoMA some of her sketches for the Graphic User Interface icons (1982). Shown here are some ideas for 'debug' and 'reboot.' The sketches are currently on display in the exhibition "This Is for Everyone" on the third floor of the museum. This is Paola Antonelli (@paolantonelli), Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at MoMA. You can also follow me on Twitter at the handle "curiousoctopus." I now sign off wishing you good night, and good luck.
#insideMoMA #design #susankare #TIFE #thisisforeveryone #GUI #macintosh
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themuseumofmodernart Every MoMA employee has a double life. At lunchtime today in the design galleries on the third floor, in the exhibition 'Making Music Modern,' Film Expeditor--and strings virtuoso--Pierre Vaz was strutting the glorious Fender Stratocaster (1954, Leo Fender, George Fullerton, Freddie Tavares) that we acquired last year for MoMA's collection. - Paola (@paolantonelli), Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at MoMA. #insideMoMA #makingmusicmodern #fender #stratocaster #design 1w

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themuseumofmodernart I promised you some behind-the-scene peeks, and here is one of my favorite secret spots in the museum. It is the 'reading corner' in the Architecture and Design Department's offices, on the fifth floor of the Cullman Building. - Paola (@paolantonelli), Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at MoMA #insideMoMA 1w

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themuseumofmodernart The Kinematics dress by @nervous.system (2014) was recently added to MoMA's collection and is currently on display in the design galleries on the third floor of the Museum. Made of nylon, it is quite a feat of 4D printing. To produce it, the model's body was imaged into a 3D scan, onto which the dress surface was then digitally tessellated into triangular shapes that hinge together (the smaller the triangles, the more flexible and likely to drape the fabric will be). The tessellation was then compressed to fit the volume of the 3D printer, and printed in its folded status. This method allows garments to be customized based on clients’ individual body shapes and aesthetic desires. and pieces much larger than the printer can be made because they use articulated rather than fused joints. - Paola (@paolantonelli), Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at MoMA. #insideMoMA #design @nervous_jessica #4dprinting #3dprinting 1w

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themuseumofmodernart Portrait of Curator with Soy Sauce (specifically, @MichelleMillarFisher from MoMA's Department of Architecture and Design). Last week, legendary designer--and former buddhist monk--Kenji Ekuan passed away. I was lucky, I met him several years ago and got him talking about many of his masterpieces, from the Shinkansen bullet train to the ubiquitous bottle for Kikkoman's soy sauce, which has been in MoMA's collection for more than ten years. We have given the bottle its own pedestal in the Museum's contemporary design gallery to honor his memory, as part of the exhibition entitled "This is for Everyone." - Paola (@paolantonelli), Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at MoMA. #insideMoMA #TIFE #thisisforeveryone #KenjiEkuan #GKDesign #design 1w

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themuseumofmodernart Design has a history of violence, even though it is usually portrayed as benign and constructive. Together with my colleagues, I have explored the dark side of design in an ongoing curatorial experiment online, titled "Design and Violence." Every week, we post a different object that has an ambiguous relationship with violence--like this shooting range human target--and we ask for a comment from an authoritative source. The project has made us proud, allowing us to discuss such important topics as prisons, euthanasia, human rights, cyberwarfare, using design as a lens and MoMA as a platform. - Paola (@paolantonelli), Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at MoMA. (Image courtesy iStock/axstokes) #insideMoMA #designandviolence #design 1w
  •   bo0ombo0om @fanczy_p THIS ISNT VIOLENCE! This is a bunch of liberal art snobs investigating some narrow-minded design scope. Keep hatin on gun culture, ya hippies. I'll be working on my aim. 1w
  •   fanczy_p @bo0ombo0om so if somebody is attacking you there is no violence involved too? I wonder who is the narrow-minded here...?! And thank you, I prefer being a "hippie" in good old Europe than living with people who are carrying a gun for so called self-defense. 1w
  •   1000poisonedapples @bo0ombo0om Narrowminded?... Oh sorry you were saying..... ? 1w
  •   ssinghania @ysrajan hshaha 1w
  •   deez661 @themuseumofmodernart & it actually resembles a black man...coincidence. .I think NOT ! 1w
  •   iuliaja @sbdana Am tras într-o chestie de asta, acum ceva timp :)) 1w
  •   artists.house If you've ever been to a shooting range you'd know that the targets that actually have faces and clothing are Caucasian so stop thinking every damn thing in this world is racist @deez661 1w

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themuseumofmodernart MoMA's Collections Photographer John Wronn taking pictures of This Is for Everyone, the new installation of MoMA's contemporary design collection. On the right, @bjork's 2011 Biophilia app, to be experienced using three iPads resting on a shelf set against M/M Paris' galaxy design, the threshold to the app. On March 8, MoMA will open a major Björk retrospective. I say, major. - Paola (@paolantonelli), Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at MoMA. #MoMABjork @ssnibbe #mmparis #insideMoMA #TIFE #thisisforeveryone 1w

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themuseumofmodernart A snapshot from last week's work in progress on our latest contemporary design collection installation, titled This Is for Everyone--now open. Elizabeth Riggle, master art handler whose virtuoso mounts have sustained my exhibitions for so many years, is holding Neri Oxman's Arachne corset (2012). - Paola (@paolantonelli), Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at MoMA. #insideMoMA #TIFE #thisisforeveryone #nerioxman #design 1w

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themuseumofmodernart I'm Paola Antonelli (@paolantonelli), Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at MoMA. I'm taking over the museum's Instagram for the day. That's me last week (pic by Pamela Popeson taken from the A&D offices, 5th floor of the Education Building), the day before the opening of our most recent installation of the contemporary design collection, titled This Is for Everyone. I'm inspecting the IEC Power Symbol (2002), beautifully stenciled on the wall by Paulette Giguere--who has inscribed, silk screened, tattooed the MoMA walls for decades. To the right, the Google Maps Pin (Jens and Lars Rasmussen, 2005) and Solari di Udine's Flight Information Board (1996). Just outside the window, Isa Genzken's Rose II (2007) Yep, that was a sunny day, remember the sun? #insideMoMA #TIFE #thisisforeveryone #isagenzken #iec #googlemaps #design 1w

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themuseumofmodernart Is design in the digital age—so often assumed to be for the greater good—truly for everyone? The new exhibition "This Is for Everyone," now on view, explores this question with design works from MoMA’s collection that celebrate the promise and occasional flipside of contemporary design. The above object is a 3D-printed helmet. [Neri Oxman, Mediated Matter Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, W. Craig Carter, MIT Materials Science and Engineering, Stratasys (est. 1989). Imaginary Beings (Medusa 2). 2012. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Committee on Architecture and Design Funds] 2w

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themuseumofmodernart Wishing you a happy #ValentinesDay with the one you love. [Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 2 of 19, from the portfolio, "Fugue." 2003-2005. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. 2015 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY] 2w

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themuseumofmodernart Director of Membership and Visitor Services Meagan Johnson presented Cookie Monster with his very own lifetime membership. Come back soon, Cookie! #CookieArtTour 2w

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themuseumofmodernart Regram from @sesamestreet. Cookie Monster was surprised to learn that sometimes museums hang art from the ceiling! The Bell-47D1 Helicopter is part of our design collection. #CookieArtTour 2w

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themuseumofmodernart Cookie Monster stopped by the #MoMAArtLab to make some art of his own. #CookieArtTour 2w

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themuseumofmodernart Time for a cookie break! @THEMODERNnyc pastry chef Jiho Kim baked a special treat for Cookie Monster. #CookieArtTour 2w

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themuseumofmodernart Yes, Cookie Monster, it's the real "Starry Night"! #CookieArtTour 2w

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themuseumofmodernart Look who stopped by to see some art! It's Cookie Monster, all the way from @sesamestreet. #CookieArtTour 2w

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