The Museum of Modern Art launches POST: A Participatory Digital Platform for Global Research
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is pleased to announce the launch of POST: Notes on Modern and Contemporary Art Around the Globe (post.at.moma.org), an online initiative for collaborative research and artistic exchange. Launched in February 2013, POST grows out of C-MAP (Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives), a cross-departmental research program begun in 2009 to facilitate a museum-wide study that reflects the multiplicity of “modernities” and histories of contemporary and modern art. The site is designed to encourage active participation; users and institutional partners are encouraged to upload their own findings and share their questions, together gaining broader exposure and expertise.
Committed to investigating artistic practices that have historically been overlooked in MoMA’s collection and exhibitions, POST explores sites of experimental practices with an initial focus on regions that are the focus of C-MAP research: East Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Upon its launch, POST recently presented its first case study, in partnership with Keio University Art Center, featuring the archival materials of Sogetsu Art Center, an epicenter of avant-garde artistic experiments in Tokyo in the 1960s that hosted an exciting, rapid-fire series of programs in experimental music, jazz, and cinema. The initial presentation features essays, interviews, and works by artists related to Sogetsu Art Center—Shiomi Mieko, Yokoo Tadanori, Matsumoto Toshio, and Yamaguchi Katsuhiro—and artists who have been the subject of C-MAP research—Geta Brătescu, Chim↑Pom, and Jikken Kobo, among others. The site is constantly evolving and will soon have case studies and themes focused on art in Eastern Europe and Latin America.
The Museum of Modern Art’s Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives in a Global Age Initiative (C-MAP) is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.
Additional funding is provided by Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Adriana Cisneros de Griffin, and Marlene Hess.
POST was designed and developed by TC Labs. Creative direction by Caleb Waldorf.
Mellon C-MAP Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Painting and Sculpture
The Museum of Modern Art
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