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.
MoMA PS1 is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit contemporary art institutions in the United States. An exhibition space rather than a collecting institution, MoMA PS1 devotes its energy and resources to displaying the most experimental art in the world. A catalyst and an advocate for new ideas, discourses, and trends in contemporary art, MoMA PS1 actively pursues emerging artists, new genres, and adventurous new work by recognized artists in an effort to support innovation in contemporary art. MoMA PS1 achieves this mission by presenting its diverse program to a broad audience in a unique and welcoming environment in which visitors can discover and explore the work of contemporary artists. Exhibitions at MoMA PS1 include artists’ retrospectives, site-specific installations, historical surveys, arts from across the United States and the world, and a full schedule of music and performance programming.