As an institution dedicated to ever-changing art forms, MoMA consistently attracts direct engagement. The MoMA Library's current exhibition documents seven decades of interventions by artists, the general public, and even MoMA staff, ranging from manifestos and conceptual gestures to protests and performances. “Messing” connotes the variety of these actions, which question, play with, provoke, subvert, and comment on the paradox of institutionalizing radical art.
View the exhibition online or in-person at The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, Mezzanine at 4 West 54 St., part of the Museum complex in midtown Manhattan from July 1 - September 28, 2015.
Jennifer Tobias. Librarian, Reader Services, The Museum of Modern Art.