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Alanna Heiss

Alanna Heiss: “Most people like me are not attracted to museums”

Alanna Heiss is a NYC-based artist and self-described events “organizer,” pioneer of the “alternative space movement” of the 1970s, and founder and former Director of MoMA PS1. She is also the founder and Director of Clocktower Productions, a nonprofit arts organization and online radio station. Heiss was recently interviewed for the December 2014 issue of […]

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Coming Soon: Maria Lassnig at MoMA PS1

If you’ve never before seen the works of contemporary painter Maria Lassnig in person, now is your chance. MoMA PS1, a solely contemporary, boundary-pushing affiliate of the Museum of Modern Art, will be presenting works by the groundbreaking Maria Lassnig, with a particular emphasis on her self-portraiture. The Austrian artist, born in 1919, is considered […]

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As Queens’ Economy is Revitalized, Its Cultural Identity Shines

“Remember old New York, where immigrants strived, cultures collided, grit outshined glamour and ethnic restaurants were filled with ethnic crowds, not Instagramming foodies? Before Manhattan commerce was diluted with H&M and Starbucks, and Brooklyn became half hipster playground, half suburb substitute? That city lives on in Queens…” ~Seth Kugel for The New York Times Queens, […]

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Cultivators of Culture: Alanna Heiss

  Recently we’ve written about some of the most innovative and “alternative” art spaces in New York City, without paying proper homage to the visionary behind them. Alanna Heiss is one of the most prolific figures in the global art scene, and her presence in the 1970s alternative art scene changed the face of contemporary […]

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“Station To Station” is a Mobile, Countrywide Arts Happening

Some contemporary artists love to create exhibitions that exist on a grand scale. There are sculpture parks dedicated to large, imaginative artworks, and galleries filled to the brim with interactive pieces, but have you ever heard of an art installation that spans the width of the country? That’s exactly what “Station to Station: A Nomadic […]

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Cultivators of Culture: MoMA PS1

What we know today as MoMA PS1 is not the same institution as it was when it first began as an entity of the Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Inc.–over forty years ago. Founded by Alanna Heiss in 1971, PS1’s first major exhibition at its Queens location opened in 1976. For two decades after […]

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Control The Rain This Summer At MoMA

Although rainy days may be the farthest thing from your mind during New York City’s sunny summer, you’re not going to want to miss Rain Room at the Museum of Modern Art. Presented by Random International as part of the MoMA PS1 exhibition, EXPO 1: New York, Rain Room is an interactive, cutting edge art […]

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