Modern Mondays – MOMA

January 11, 2021 – May 31, 2021, The Museum of Modern Art

Building upon the Museum’s eight-decade tradition of fostering cinematic innovation and experimentation, Modern Mondays invites artists working in the expanded field of film, video, performance, and sound to present their work in an intimate setting. A platform for both emerging artists and pioneering figures who have changed the way we think about the moving image, this series premieres new projects and rediscovers landmark works. Considering avant-garde narratives from the 21st century, the program also celebrates legacies of influential historical figures in a contemporary context. Each evening presents a unique opportunity for audiences to engage in dialogue with artists, along with curators and other guests.

Winter, 2020 program:

The long-running moving-image series Modern Mondays, returns in a format curated for MoMA’s Virtual Cinema streaming platform. Tapping into dynamic approaches to the moving image, presenting new work from emerging and pioneering artists, and exploring questions of digital connectedness and circulation. Rather than seeking to replace the intimacy of the theater, the program takes on the potential for synergy across MoMA’s physical and digital platforms and the ability to connect with viewers beyond the Museum’s walls.

January 11: An Evening with Zino Saro-Wiwa

January 25: An Evening with Lindsay Packer

February 8: An Evening with John Wilson                                            

February 22: An Evening with Heecheon Kim


Organized by the Department of Film and the Department of Media and Performance Art.

Film at MoMA is made possible by CHANEL.

Additional support is provided by the Annual Film Fund. Leadership support for the Annual Film Fund is provided by Debra and Leon D. Black and by Steven Tisch, with major contributions from The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, and the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation.

Eucharia. In progress. UK/Nigeria/USA. Directed by Zina Saro-Wiwa. Courtesy of the artist.
Lindsay Packer, performance still from light work. Zoom screenshot. 2020. Courtesy of the artist.
Lifting Barbells. 2015. South Korea. Directed by Heecheon Kim. Courtesy the artist
How to Walk to Manhattan. 2013. USA. Directed by John Wilson. Courtesy the filmmaker