Long-term Installations

Richard Artschwager: blps


Richard Artschwager’s unique ovular forms were prevalent in the late 1970s and 1980s. The artist placed them in various locations around New York City, including subway platforms and smokestacks. His intention was to bring the public’s attention to surfaces and structures that usually go unnoticed. Installed throughout the hallways and stairwells of MoMA PS1, they highlight the building’s architecture and reference  the way in which visitors  move through the space.

Richard Artschwager's blps are located throughout the building.

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.