• gerard van weyenbergh

New MoMA has a new layout.

Painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, and video are now crossing in the vast rooms of the MoMA, whose layout is completely redesigned. It now mixes all disciplines, previously separated in compartments, to become too rigid, which no longer did honor to the plurality of permanent collections.

Designed by architects Diller Scifidio + Renfo and Gensler, this new New York temple of modern art, one of the busiest in the world with more than 2.7 million visitors per year, gains some 4300 square yards of exhibition space for a total area of 18,000 square yards, a considerable gain in space which has enabled curators to add around a thousand works to the permanent collections.

A new bold hook

From Starry Night by Van Gogh to the Demoiselles d'Avignon by Picasso through the Water Lilies of Monet and the famous soups of Andy Warhol, the most famous works in the museum are now alongside those of emerging artists in a bold hook which created bridges between practices and eras. Questioned by France Inter, Glenn Lowry, the director of the museum, admitted that this interdisciplinarity stems from a new generation of curators, for whom it is natural to bring artists and disciplines together.

Opening onto the city

Inaugurated in 1939 in the heart of Manhattan, a few blocks from Central Park, the Museum of Modern Art, famous for its queue that continues on several streets, now has new free and open galleries on the street as well as new spaces dedicated to performances, meetings, and workshops. A way to better establish the museum in the New York landscape while inviting its visitors to new connections with modern art. Inaugurated on Monday, October 21, the new MoMA welcomes Private Lives Public Spaces, the first exhibition exclusively dedicated to films, including amateurs, drawn from its collection, and plans for 2020 exhibitions dedicated to Nikki de Saint-Phalle, to Felix Feneon and Donald Judd. Vogue Paris Video about the new MoMA.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbMKZxgGC0s