The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting @ MoMA

Laura Owens, Untitled, 2013 (The Museum of Modern Art)
Laura Owens, Untitled, 2013, flashe paint, synthetic polymer paint, and oil stick on canvas, 11' 5 3/8 x 9' 11 7/8 inches (The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Enid A. Haupt Fund. © Laura Owens. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar)

James Kalm video blogs a walkthrough of The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, on view from December 14, 2014–April 5, 2015. The show features works by works by Richard Aldrich, Joe Bradley, Kerstin Brätsch, Matt Connors, Michaela Eichwald, Nicole Eisenman, Mark Grotjahn, Charline von Heyl, Rashid Johnson, Julie Mehretu, Dianna Molzan, Oscar Murillo, Laura Owens, Amy Sillman, Josh Smith, Mary Weatherford, and Michael Williams.

Kalm notes that the exhibition "presents a rare opportunity for lovers of painting to witness what the World's most prestigious institution of visual culture considers significant. The show's theme is premised on the notion that the internet has allowed information and influences to transcend time. This has freed artists from reflecting their own eras, while casting them into a mediated timelessness."