Welcoming an International Symposium at MoMA PS1

Explore ideas that will help promote Italy’s city of Turin as a capital of contemporary art. This international symposium, entitled “Gran Torino, The City of Contemporary Art,” brings together Klaus Biesenbach, the director of MoMA PS1 and the mayor of the city of Turin, Piero Fassino along with other leaders and experts who will discuss the steps taken to transform the city into a recognizable capital of contemporary art.

A reception and private preview of MoMA PS1’s current exhibition of Mike Kelley will follow the symposium.

About Mike Kelley

mike-kelly-moma-ps1Mike Kelley, the largest exhibition of the artist’s work to-date and the first comprehensive survey since 1993. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of our time, Mike Kelley (1954–2012) produced a body of deeply innovative work mining American popular culture and both modernist and alternative traditions—which he set in relation to relentless self- and social examinations, both dark and delirious. Bringing together more than 200 works, from early pieces made during the 1970s through 2012, the exhibition occupies the entire museum.

This exhibition marks the biggest exhibition MoMA PS1 has ever organized since its inceptual Rooms exhibition in 1976.