Mitchell-Innes & Nash congratulates Pope.L on member: Pope.L, 1978–2001, an exhibition of landmark performances and related videos, objects and installations at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, on view October 21, 2019 through February 1, 2020. MoMA's presentation is part of Pope.L: Instigation, Aspiration, Perspiration, a trio of complementary exhibitions organized by MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art and Public Art Fund.
A performance of Eating the Wall Street Journal will take place on Sunday, November 17 from 2:00–4:00 p.m, Sunday, December 8 from 2:00–4:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 2:00–4:00 p.m. at the MoMA located on floor 3, 3 South, The Edward Steichen Galleries. Performances will occur approximately within the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 p.m and are free with museum admission.
Performances of Dressing Up for Civil Rights will take place on Tuesday, November 19 from 1:00–4:00 p.m, Tuesday, December 10 from 1:00–4:00 pm and Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 1:00–4:00 pm at the MoMA, Floor 1. Performances will occur approximately within the hours of 1:00 and 4:00 pm and are free with museum admission.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash congratulates Pope.L on Instigation, Aspiration, Perspiration, a trio of complementary exhibitions of his work in New York organized by the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and Public Art Fund to occur simultaneously in the fall of 2019.
AMONG THE VIDEOS ON DISPLAY in “member: Pope.L, 1978–2001,” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, many of which are grainy documents of Pope.L’s experimental theater works, is Egg Eating Contest (Basement version), 1990, a piece first performed in East Orange, New Jersey, in which the artist appears as a sort of emasculated black nationalist strutting around a cellar in a tattered black tunic.
POPE.L WALKS INTO A ROOM. Hair looks good. Everybody knows Pope.L’s hair be looking dry and wild but maybe Pope.L’s supposed to be unkempt. Pope.L walks right up to me, has something to say important, not conversational, not in a conversational tone he starts talking in an urgent manner. I do take note of people’s appearances, most everybody’s in the way when they come up to me to say something, I don’t pretend not to look. Pope.L starts talking to me like we’re familiar so I figured I forgot and knew Pope.L from before but I never forget a face even though since I gave birth I can’t remember shit I can’t recall words like I used to.