Curating

“I think this painting in some ways speaks to what curators do: the gathering of images, the hanging of them, the arranging of them.” New on Whitney Stories, Scott Rothkopf describes the portraits visible in Jasper Johns’s Racing Thoughts, and connects the painting with his work as the Whitney’s chief curator. 

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SUPREME COURT - photography: Ethan James Green - fashion editor / styling: Edward Enninful - hair: Jimmy Paul - makeup: Dick Page - W Magazine April 2017

models: Angok Mayen, Alpha Dia, Casil McArthur, David Yang, Duckie Thot, Hector Diaz, Hiandra Martinez, Jan Carlos Diaz, Jessie Bloemendaal, Jing Wen, Leo Topalov, Michelle Gutknecht, Radhika Nair, Matt Pitt, Ralph Souffrant, Torraine Futurum, Yoon Young Bae, and  Youssouf Bamba

  • featured designers: Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Thom Brown, Maison Margiela, Anne Demeulemeester, Ermanno Scervino, Erdem, Simone Rocha, Rodarte, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Dries Van Noten, Raf Simons, Prada
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SANTERIA - models: Achok Majak, Ajak Deng, Alicia Burke, Duckte Thot & Saul Rodriguez - photography: Mariano Vivanco - styling: Jimi Urquiaga - hair: Joey George - makeup: Niki M’Nray - creative direction: Stefania Alaeaci - online editorial Models.com March 2017

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BY ALASDAIR - models: Ally Erthel, Bella Hadid,  Kiki Willems, Lorena Maraschi, Vittoria Ceretti - photography: Alasdair McLellan - fashion editor: Benjamin Bruno - hair: Syd Hayes - makeup: Frankie Boyd - manicure: Fiona Lobo-Cranston - Self Service  #45 Fall/Winter 2016

Ever wondered how MoMA grows its collection? Curatorial assistant Nancy Lim explains the process. Stay tuned over the coming weeks for insights about works recently added to the collection. 


[Basim Magdy. Stills from A 240 Second Analysis of Failure and Hopefulness (With Coke, Vinegar and Other Tear Gas Remedies). 2012. 160 35mm color slides and two synchronized Kodak slide carousel projectors, 4 min. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fund for the Twenty-First Century. © 2015 Basim Magdy]