“Memory Palace” typographic videos at MoMA’s “A Collection of Ideas”

Eight typographic video works, originally created by Oded Ezer for the multi-dimensional exhibition, Memory Palace At the V&A Museum, are now being displayed at A Collection of Ideas, an exhibition of works that have been acquired recently by the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York. The exhibition is organized by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, and Kate Carmody, Curatorial Assistant, from the Department of Architecture and Design.


Memory Palace typographic videos at the MoMA. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar, Apollo Magazine


One of the Memory Palace typographic videos


“Museums are defined by their collections, each with a unique point of view that is carefully shaped by curators, who remain mindful of historical precedents as they look ahead to future developments. At the time of The Museum of Modern Art’s founding, in 1929, the terms “modern” and “contemporary” coincided effortlessly. Since then, MoMA curators have sought to distill a timeless ideal of visual presence and meaning from different circumstances, all the while revising and reconsidering the initial paradigms of modern art. In the Department of Architecture and Design, the result of this collective, at times subjective, effort is not just a catalog of objects, but is rather a collection of ideas supported by objects. Several of the ideas and themes developed in the past are still actively discussed, but contemporary curators also regularly identify new concepts worth exploring and representing in the collection.”


Museum of Modern Art ( MOMA ) in New York. Image source: ArtCaste


Memory Palace typographic videos will be on display at the MoMA “A Collection of Ideas” Exhibition from February 15, 2014 to January 11, 2015, Architecture and Design Galleries, third floor. (Photo: Jonathan Muzikar, Apollo Magazine)




‘A Collection of Ideas’ include works that have been acquired recently by the MOMA