Long-term Installations

Richard Artschwager: Exit–Don’t fight City Hall

1976

Richard Artschwager's site-specific installation was completed in 1976 as part of  MoMA PS1’s inaugural exhibition Rooms. By painting the word “Exit” on each of the five bulbs illuminating the corridor, the artist brings new meaning to ubiquitous signage, and also brings to attention the importance of a non-neutral exhibition space.

Exit–Don't Fight City Hall was located in the First Floor hallway on five ceiling lights but is not currently on view.

 
 
Long-term Installations

Long-term installations can be seen all year-round at MoMA PS1. Works by an impressive roster of artists, such as James Turrell, Pipilloti Rist and William Kentridge, are on view throughout the building. These site-specific installations range in scale and medium; some are obvious to the eye, while others are so ingrained in the environment, the act of discovery becomes part of the process. Since MoMA PS1 is the largest non-collecting contemporary art institution in the world, these works belong to the artists.