Special Sub-Topic: PS1 Contemporary Art Center
|In what year did the PS1 center open?|
1976. The museum is located in Long Island City, Queens, New York. The founder was Alana Heiss. It got its name because it was located in a building that was once the first public school in Long Island City.
|PS1 is affiliated with what other landmark New York museum?|
The Museum of Modern Art. The association began in 2000. At the time, admission to the Museum of Modern Art was good for free admission to PS1.
|What annual competition allows winners to design a structure in the courtyard in front of PS1?|
The Young Architects' Program. Contestants submit design proposals. The winning plans are built in the sprawling yard in front of the PS1 building. There are side rooms in the space, which allow for further display of individual art pieces.
|What concert series began in 1997 and is held in the courtyard of PS1 every summer?|
Warm Up. The festival attracts thousands of fans, and a stellar array of performers. Fischerspooner, Afrika Bambaataa, Richie Hawtin, and many more of the biggest names in alternative, electronic and hip-hop have played at the acclaimed concert series.
|What Manhattan facility owned by PS1 opened in 1973 as a display space, and in the 2000s, became the home of PS1's radio station, WPS1?|
The Clocktower Gallery. The radio station broadcasts music and programs on art. Its website offers an extensive archive.
|What artist created a controversial piece, showcased at PS1 in 2002, in which a room was filled with mist created from water used in a morgue?|
Teresa Margolles. The piece was entitled "Vaporization." The water was taken from a facility in Mexico City.
|What artist, whose work appeared in a 2003 exhibition at PS1, created a structure in which viewers could sit in a box, hit a lever with a hammer, and cause themselves to drop into a lower chamber? |
Yuriko Yamamoto. The upper box was made of clear plastic. The lower chamber was made of black panels. Cameras enabled people in the gallery to watch the progress of each entrant.
|Artists from what two countries were featured in the 2004-2005 PS1 exhibition, "Picnic on the Ocean"?|
Korea and Japan. The show was billed as an attempt to eliminate "cultural barriers" between the two countries. Artists Seung Young Kim and Hironori Murai had set out in boats toward the waterline of the "border" in the strait between Japan and South Korea. When they met, they kept their boats on opposite sides of the divide, and held an actual picnic. The PS1 show presented documentation of this event.
|What French actress was profiled in a 2005 PS1 exhibition, "Woman of Many Faces"?|
Isabelle Huppert. Isabelle Huppert was born in Paris in 1953. She attended the Conservatory of Versailles.
|What artist's piece "High Plane V," which opened at PS1 in October, 2006, invited viewers to stick their heads in holes in a platform so that they could see the top of the set-- a model of an ice field? |
Katrin Sigurdardottir. The platform had room for two people to insert their heads at the same time. They could do so via holes at opposite ends of the plane.
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