MoMA Announces Winter Open House, 1/20

Organized by Peter Eleey, Curator, MoMA PS1, with Alhena Katsof, Volkswagen Fellow.The exhibition is made possible by the MoMA PS1 Annual Exhibition Fund.

Jeff Elrod: Nobody Sees Like Us
January 20-April 1

Jeff Elrod (American, b. 1966) creates abstract paintings using basic computer software as a starting point for his artistic process. Using a technique he calls "frictionless drawing," Elrod began experimenting with computers to create paintings in 1997. While software allows for the production of lines and color fields without direct intervention of the artist's hand, Elrod aligns his work with the long history of painting and abstraction. For these new paintings, Elrod processes his original computer-generated drawings into blurry images to create visuAl Fields that resist coherence. The space, shapes, and lines from the artist's original drawings are lost and the indeterminate blur that he creates becomes the paintings' dominant aesthetic form.

Organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Director, MoMA PS1, and Chief Curator at Large, The Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition is made possible by the MoMA PS1 Annual Exhibition Fund.

CONFETTISYSTEM: 100 Arrangements
January 20-March 31

The artist-design firm CONFETTISYSTEM works in a multivalent environment that resists simple categorization by discipline. The firm creates set designs, objects, and interactive installations for a range of partners including corporate clients, musicians, and art institutions. Comfortable in an advertising campaign, on a concert stage, or in a gallery, their work can be regarded as sculpture, design, and product-a confluence that is unconcerned with differences of commercial enterprise and nonprofit, the varying demands of function and aesthetics, and distinctions between consumer and connoisseur. For MoMA PS1's two-story gallery, CONFETTISYSTEM (Nicholas Andersen and Julie Ho, est. 2008) has created an immersive environment inspired by the mechanics of theatrical staging and fly systems. Evoking theatrical scrims and curtains, 100 Arrangements features new and older design elements by Andersen and Ho that are suspended from above and can be adjusted to varying heights to produce nearly endless permutations. The work serves as a performance space, playing host to live events that are part of MoMA PS1's Sunday Sessions program. The variable environment can be reconfigured to best suit each event, highlighting a compositional system that allows for a functional design.

"CONFETTISYSTEM: 100 Arrangements" is organized by Christopher Y. Lew, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1. Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator, MoMA PS1 and Eliza Ryan, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1 with Alex Sloane, Volkswagen Fellow. Sunday Sessions is made possible by MoMA's Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.