post is MoMA’s online resource devoted to art and the history of modernism in a global context. In particular, post considers how transnational networks have influenced artistic production and presents and contextualizes specific practices that remain little known outside their countries of origin.
post is the public face of Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP), a cross-departmental research project launched at MoMA in 2009 to expand the reading of art history beyond the lineages of Western European and North American art. C-MAP fosters new relationships and partnerships between MoMA and individuals and institutions in many countries around the world. It undertakes collaborative research in order to inform the development of exhibitions, publications, educational programs, and the collection for the benefit of scholars, curators, educators, students, critics, artists, and the general public.
Contributors to post include MoMA staff as well as an international network of individuals and institutional partners. We invite our readers to become part of this expanding community by creating a profile and joining the conversation.
C-MAP is divided into three groups, each focused on a geographic region. The C-MAP groups’ members include senior and junior staff from all curatorial departments, the Library, the Museum Archives, and the Department of Education. They are joined by visiting scholars, curators, and artists to pursue cross-disciplinary investigations. Group members travel together to deepen their understanding of the specificities and histories of the places they are studying. In addition, three distinguished scholars serve as counselors for the initiative: Mieke Bal, Professor of Humanities, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Universiteit van Amsterdam; Homi Bhabha, Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University; and David Joselit, Distinguished Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center.
C-MAP Latin America
The group is led by Luis Pérez-Oramas, Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art in MoMA’s Department of Drawings and Prints, together with Mellon fellow Zanna Gilbert. Initially focusing on abstraction in Latin America, with a specific focus on Brazil, the Latin American group now concentrates on selected local contexts, while also pursuing connections and comparisons across borders and time periods.
C-MAP Asia Group
The Asia group is led by Stuart Comer, Chief Curator of the Department of Media and Performance Art, together with Mellon fellow Yu-Chieh Li. With an initial focus on performativity in postwar Japanese art, the group has now expanded its temporal scope into the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s and its geographical focus to wider East Asia— especially China and South Korea, as well as Taiwan and Hong Kong.
C-MAP Central and Eastern Europe
The Central and Eastern Europe group is led by Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator at Department of Photography, together with Mellon fellow Magdalena Moskalewicz. The C-MAP group was begun with a focus on the Museum’s Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection, which includes works by several Fluxus artists from Central and Eastern Europe. Since then, the group has extended its research to various conceptual and experimental practices from the region.
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The Museum of Modern Art's Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) initiative is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art. Additional funding is provided by Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Adriana Cisneros de Griffin, and Marlene Hess.
For questions or comments, please contact us at Contact_C-MAP@moma.org.