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  • Projects 195: Park McArthur
    The Museum of Modern Art, New York
    October 27, 2018 – January 27, 2019

    Park McArthur makes work that often responds to the institutional and architectural context of exhibition spaces. Projects 195: Park McArthur takes shape against the background of the Museum’s ongoing west-end expansion, which is scheduled for completion in 2019 and will add gallery space in an adjacent, newly developed tower with 145 private luxury apartments above the Museum. 

    McArthur worked with a fabricator to produce a modular, stainless steel structure which will be rearranged several times over the course of the exhibition. It doubles as an exploratory proposal for a mixed-use building with artist studios, a public gallery, and below-market apartments for disabled and non-disabled people who mutually receive and provide care. Also comprising works on paper, and an audio guide, Projects 195 focuses on the social realities and possibilities within the architectural parameters of site and scale.

    While this presentation is number 109 in the Projects series, the artist changed this count to 195, as MoMA held 86 Projects exhibitions before introducing the numbering system. A work in its own right, this alteration draws attention to the Museum’s standardized institutional language, which McArthur has compared to “a frame through which the exhibition arrives”—it contains the work and shapes how we view it.

    Organized by Magnus Schaefer, Assistant Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, with Tara Keny, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Park McArthur
    PARA-SITES, 2018
    With Paula Stuttman
    Mp3 file and written transcript
    Edition of 3 + 1 AP
  • Park McArthur
    Is this an investment, pied-à-terre, or primary residence?, 2018
    Paint on wall; altered Museum of Modern Art Projects logo scaled to gallery dimensions
    Edition of 3 + 1 AP
  • Projects 195: Park McArthur
    The Museum of Modern Art, New York
    October 27, 2018 – January 27, 2019
    First Configuration
  • Park McArthur
    Emergency Generator, 2018
    Printed paper
    39.2 × 26.5 cm (15 ⅜ × 10 ⅜ inches)
  • Park McArthur
    After Projects 17, 2018
    Ballpoint pen on printed paper
    9 ¾ × 7 ¼ inches (24.77 × 18.42 cm)
  • Park McArthur
    STUDIO/HOME, 2018
    Stainless steel
    Twenty parts, each: 17 ½ × 17 ½ × 3 ½ inches (44.45 × 44.45 × 8.89 cm)
    First Configuration
  • Park McArthur
    STUDIO/HOME, 2018
    Stainless steel
    Twenty parts, each: 17 ½ × 17 ½ × 3 ½ inches (44.45 × 44.45 × 8.89 cm)
    Second Configuration
  • Projects 195: Park McArthur
    The Museum of Modern Art, New York
    October 27, 2018 – January 27, 2019
    Third Configuration
  • Park McArthur
    STUDIO/HOME, 2018
    Stainless steel
    Twenty parts, each: 17 ½ × 17 ½ × 3 ½ inches (44.45 × 44.45 × 8.89 cm)
    Third Configuration
  • Projects 195: Park McArthur
    The Museum of Modern Art, New York
    October 27, 2018 – January 27, 2019
    Third Configuration
  • Projects 195: Park McArthur
    The Museum of Modern Art, New York
    October 27, 2018 – January 27, 2019
    Third Configuration
  • Park McArthur
    Another word for memory is life, 2017
    Laminated paint and laminated fluorescent on .125 aluminum with bolts and aluminum bracing
    Two components, each: 90 x 120 x 4 inches (228.60 x 304.80 x 10.16 cm)
    Overall: 90 x 252 x 4 inches (228.60 x 640.08 x 10.16 cm)
    Edition of 2

    2017 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
    Installation view
  • Park McArthur
    Bohetta (for Beverly), 2017
    Granite, 2 parts
    Each: 3 × 7 × ½ inches (7.62 × 17.78 × 1.27 cm)
  • Park McArthur
    New Work: Park McArthur, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, 2017
    Installation view
  • Park McArthur
    New Work: Park McArthur, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, 2017
    Installation view
  • Park McArthur
    Designation, 2017
    Maple
    76 × 2 ½ × 1 inches (193.04 × 6.35 × 2.54 cm)

    Park McArthur
    Designation, 2017
    Maple
    72 × 2 ½ × 1 inches (182.88 × 6.35 × 2.54 cm)

    Park McArthur
    Designation, 2017
    Maple
    96 × 2 ½ × 1 inches (243.84 × 6.35 × 2.54 cm)
  • Park McArthur
    New Work: Park McArthur, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, 2017
    Installation view
  • Park McArthur
    Softly, effectively, 2017
    Aluminum
    126 × 72 × 1 ½ inches (320.04 × 182.88 × 3.81 cm)
  • Park McArthur
    Poly, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK, 2016
    Installation view
  • Park McArthur
    Poly, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK, 2016
    Installation view
  • Park McArthur
    Contact T, 2016
    Tubing, swabs and stainless steel
    Height variable, tray: ¾ × 16 ¾ × 12 inches (1.91 × 42.55 × 30.48 cm)
  • Park McArthur
    Equinox House, 2016
    Laser print on paper
    Height variable, sheet: 8 ¼ × 11 ¾ inches (20.96 × 29.85 cm)
  • Park McArthur
    Welcome to PS1, 2015
    Digital C-print
    9 ½ × 12 inches (24.13 × 30.48 cm) (framed)

    This photograph was made for the Museum's lobby—the place where the story of important or representatives moments in the history of PS1 unfolds. The photograph depicts a banner, found all across the Long Island City area of Queens, which espouses ownership as a creative force. The banner is flanked by two of the area's main actors: a glass skyscraper and a condominium building under construction. Together, the banner, the skyscraper, and the condominium stage a drama familiar to residents living in many of the world's urban centers: that of the financialization of place and the reconstitution of neighborhood through the instrumentalization of arts and culture. 

    Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York, 2015
    Installation view
  • Park McArthur
    Welcome to PS1, 2015
    Digital C-print
    9 ½ × 12 inches (24.13 × 30.48 cm) (framed)
  • Park McArthur
    Posey Restraint, 2014
    Posey Restraint
    48 × 35 ¼ inches (121.92 × 89.54 cm)

    There are alternatives to restraint use. There is a "one hour" rule. Restraints are used when someone living in a hospital or medical institution is said to be in extreme danger of injury to themselves or others. They are intended to "help control combative patients." The restraint is secured to a hospital bed's frame and is a "one size fits all" standard.

    Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York, 2015
    Installation view
  • Park McArthur
    Social Security, 2008-2013, 2014
    Custom built computer
    17 ½ × 9 ¼ × 19 ¼ inches (44.45 × 23.50 × 48.90 cm)
  • Park McArthur
    Ramps, ESSEX STREET, New York, 2014
    Installation view
  • Park McArthur
    Ramps, ESSEX STREET, New York, 2014
    Installation view
  • Park McArthur
    Ramps, ESSEX STREET, New York, 2014
    Installation view
  • Park McArthur
    Ramps, ESSEX STREET, New York, 2014
    Installation view
  • Park McArthur
    Flat head screws, 2013
    Cover the room's floor from end to end with flat head steel screws.
    Create an even and straight line of screws at the threshold of each doorway.
    Edition of 1 plus 1 AP
  • Park McArthur
    During the month of August ESSEX STREET, will be closed., ESSEX STREET, New York, 2013
    Installation view
Maxwell Graham Gallery Valerie Snobeck Jason Loebs Caleb Considine Peter Fend