A couple days ago my lab partner, Michael and I took a visit to the Museum of Modern Art.I wanted to go to the Moma because I’ve never been there before and it was free. Since it was my first trip there I was a little overwhelmed. I wasnt sure what to expect before I went but I guess it was probably just modern art. I just wish I could spend a a whole day there to really look at everything. One of the highlights of my visit was the exhibit by Dieter Roth.
Roth was an Icelandic artist born 1930 and died 1998.
Solo Szenen (Solo Scenes) 1997-1998
In one of the rooms there were three different shelves that held 128 TVs. Each one plays a part of Roth’s daily life. This ranged from him sleeping to him working on art and even his bathroom routine. I felt that this was a very interesting project because it seems like such a commitment and an invasion of privacy.
I feel that this type of art relates to media because it involves complete devotion which media sometimes calls for. When it comes to doing a documentary for example you have to see it through till the end. Once you become involved there is no turning back. This is why I loved this project.
Also at the MOMA I saw tons of photography which reminded me of our photo projects. I really enjoyed the Cindy Sherman exhibit. This trip really allowed me to see how crazy some people are and how they portray that in their art. It made me want to express my crazy side through art more.
I really enjoyed the MOMA because as CUNY student we get in for free. So I feel for future field trips it would be nice to go there to take advantage of this great opportunity.