While in New York earlier this year, we had the opportunity to visit MoMA PS1 located in the Long Island city neighborhood Queens, New York City. PS1 is one of the United States largest art institutions dedicated exclusively to contemporary art. Our visit coincided with PS1’s forth edition of the quinquennial Greater New York exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists from the New York metropolitan area.
This time, the Greater New York exhibition shifted its focus to a more nostalgic perspective, putting emphasis on earlier art periods in New York’s history due to the recent effect of rapid changes occurring within the city as a product of the real estate industry posing challenges to local artists. The exhibition centers its spotlight on the 1970s and 1980s highlighting experimental methods and outlooks taking prominence throughout the era.
Throughout its history, New York has been grounds for artists from various cultures and backgrounds to converge and create; making it natural that Greater New York’s accumulation of work spans a variety of aesthetics and media representative of the New York¹s history and possibility.
Photography by Jayson Payne