Simon Denny: The Innovator's Dilemma
Opening Party with Genius

Friday, April 3, 2015
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM


On the occasion of the opening of Simon Denny: The Innovator's Dilemma at MoMA PS1, Simon Denny is collaborating with Genius, an online knowledge project whose ambition is to 'annotate the world,' to celebrate his first survey exhibition and solo museum exhibition in New York. Denny’s projects look at the cultural space and imagery surrounding technology, and the opening party will feature a real-time multi-user domecast of Genius Live Annotation in MoMA PS1's VW Performance Dome. The event will preview the new Genius (Beta) annotation platform, and a panel of annotators will battle to add images and commentary to key texts chosen by the artist about innovation. The panel of annotators will include Tom Lehman (co-founder and CEO of Genius), Sean Monahan (K-HOLE), Nightcoregirl, Ryder Ripps, Calvin Waterman (Mood NYC) and others.

The battle will be soundtracked by Galcher Lustwerk and accompanied by a signature cocktail, and will debut new, limited-edition Simon Denny x Genius lanyards developed collaboratively with Emily Segal, artist and Creative Director of Genius.


Simon Denny: The Innovator’s Dilemma is organized by Peter Eleey, Curator and Associate Director of Exhibitons and Programs, MoMA PS1, with Jocelyn Miller, Curatorial Assistant, MoMA PS1.

Major support for the exhibition is provided by The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, and The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

Additional funding is provided by the MoMA PS1 Annual Exhibition Fund.

Special Thanks to Tito's Handmade Vodka.

Catering by Pinky Sandwiches.


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