Sunday, 20 May 2007


Matthieu Laurette on the "Star Academy" set, photo Lea Crespi

MoMA NY presents
Monday, May 21, 6:30 p.m. (T2)
An Evening with Matthieu Laurette

Taking part in a French television game called 'Tournez Manège' (The Dating Game) in 1993, Parisian artist Matthieu Laurette first claimed to be a multimedia artist to the show's host in front of the audience. Since then, Laurette has used various strategies to explore the relationships between conceptual art, Pop art, institutional critique, and contemporary society, and to change the contexts of presentation and representation. In his recent series 'Apparitions/Appearances' (2004-06), the artist appeared among the on-the-street audiences of CBS's 'The Early Show' and NBC's 'The Today Show', holding up his own signs. Laurette also scrutinizes the social dynamic of spectacle and celebrity. 'Déjà vu' Project, 'The International Look-alike Convention' consists of an ongoing series of performances at art-world openings and special events (Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2000; Dia Art Foundation, New York, 2004) where star look-alikes are mixed in with the audience. In 'What Do They Wear At Frieze Art Fair?' (2005), various fashion experts comment on visitors and art dealers and their relationship with fashion rather than on the art itself. Laurette presents and discusses these and other recent projects. Program 95 min.

Dedicated to experimentation with cinematic form and content, MediaScope presents emerging and recognized artists who discuss their work with the audience. The program explores filmmaking and videomaking, as well as Web-based, installation, and digital art practices.

Organized by Sally Berger, Assistant Curator; Jytte Jensen, Curator; Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator; Barbara London, Associate Curator; and Joshua Siegel, Assistant Curator, Department of Film and Media.
MediaScope is supported by Jennifer McSweeney

The Museum of Modern Art

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