MTV, MoMA PS1, and Creative Time Team Up for ART BREAKS


MTV, MoMA PS1, and Creative Time today announced Art Breaks, a new series of ten original video art pieces by some of the most exciting emerging artists working around the world today. The videos, which were commissioned and curated by Creative Time and MoMA PS1, will debut on MTV,, MTV's Facebook page and a dedicated Tumblr page beginning Monday, April 2nd and continuing throughout 2012, bringing experimental artwork directly to MTV's global audience of more than 600 million.

Art Breaks builds on MTV's rich legacy of introducing its audience to vanguard video art, including early work from Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Spike Jonze, Kenny Scharf and Doug Aitken, as well as Andy Warhol's 15 Minutes. The first five videos in the new series include works by Rashaad Newsome, Mickalene Thomas, Tala Madani, Jani Ruscica, and Mads Lynnerup.

"Creative expression and experimentation is at the core of MTV's DNA," said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV. "Through this groundbreaking collaboration with MoMA PS1 and Creative Time, we're thrilled to use the enormous power of television to introduce audiences around the world to this pioneering art work."

Anne Pasternak, President and Artistic Director of Creative Time, says of the unique partnership: "We are very excited to be working with MTV in honoring its iconoclastic and influential roots in introducing cutting-edge art and culture to millions of people around the globe."

"MoMA PS1 is a laboratory for contemporary practice," said Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large of MoMA. "And this collaboration allows a younger generation of artists to experiment beyond the walls of the museum and onto the screens of a broad, international audience."