In this iteration of Public Fiction, titled The Poet and the Critic, and the missing, Public Fiction
“footnotes” MOCA’s The Art of Our Time exhibition, by commissioning artists and writers to fill the
literal and figurative margins of the permanent collection with tangents, complications, and fugitive
thoughts.Their responses take the collection as common ground and negative space, while the
presentation exhibits objects and text alike as fictional scholarship, as a secondary narrative,
in the periphery of the main galleries. Storefront: Public Fiction, is temporary. It stresses
temporality and revision by offering one exhibition as two iterations, two public events,
and an online publication that accumulates in pairs over the course of the project.
storefront: Public Fiction participants will be presented in two iterations:
First 03/19-05/01: Nathaniel Mackey, Nevine Mahmoud and Lynne Tillman.
Second 05/03-06/19: Nancy Lupo, Litia Perta and Paul Mpagi Sepuya.
Contributors to the Publication accumulating online include: Sophia Al Maria, Corrine Fitzpatrick,
Quinn Latimer, Ann Lauterbach, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Fred Moten, Michael Palmer,
Prism of Reality, and Kate Wolf.
"The Missing," a screening on May 5th 2016 will present:
Isaac Julien, Alfred Leslie (with Frank O'Hara), Maha Maamoun, and Mungo Thompson
More details to come soon...