Magnus Sigurdarson: participating in MoMA PS1's "Expo 1: New York"

posted by Emerson Dorsch on 7 July 2013 at 12:24 PM | Link

Magnus Sigurdarson

Magnus Sigurdarson has been invited to participate in Expo Colony, a collaborative installation within MoMA PS1's highly dynamic exhibition Expo 1: New York.

As part of the Colony, Sigurdarson, along with other invited artists, are invited to live and produce in the museum's courtyard for the duration of the week between July 15th and July 22nd.

The "Colony" will present an event at MoMA PS1 titled CIVILIZATION - Monumental Materialism on Friday, July 19th from 8 to 11pm.

The invited group of artists are:

Anna Hrund Másdóttir
Björk Guðnadóttir
Erling T.V. Klingenberg
Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir
Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir a.k.a. Shoplifter
Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir
Kolbeinn Hugi Höskuldsson
Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir
Magnus Sigurdarson
Ragnar Kjartansson
Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson
Ryan Erskine
Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir

Expo 1: New York is an exploration of ecological challenges in the context of the economic and sociopolitical instability of the early 21st Century. Acting under the guise of a festival-as-institution, the exhibition imagines a contemporary art museum dedicated to ecological concerns, featuring modules, interventions, solo projects, and group exhibitions that take of the entirety of MoMA PS1 along with presentations at the The Museum of Modern Art and in Rockaway Beach.

EXPO 1: New York focuses on some of the most pressing environmental and sociopolitical issues of the day. These concerns are described, examined, and addressed through different modes, including exhibitions of artworks in gallery spaces, educational lectures, interactive experiential environments, experiments in communal living, a prototype garden for educational purposes, and a regular program of moving images.

Click here for more information on Expo 1: New York, which will happen through September 2, 2013.