Casey Kaplan

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Ambushed by Sundry Treasures, Roberta Smith on Trisha Donnelly’s Artist Choice exhibition at MoMA

…Now the torch has been passed to Trisha Donnelly, an admired Conceptual and performance artist known for her poetic if sometimes hermetic ways with mediums like drawing, photography, video, film and sound art. Working with Laura Hopt- man, a curator, and Cara Manes, a collection specialist in the museum’s department of painting and sculpture, Ms. Don- nelly has done the Artist’s Choice tradition proud

For one thing, she has pushed even harder than most of her predecessors at the boundaries among the museum’s medium- based departments. In addition, for the first time, the Artist’s Choice show has been inserted into what may be the Mod- ern’s very heart: its vaunted painting and sculpture collection galleries. Also for the first time, it consists of three galleries that are not contiguous; they are to be found in the far-flung corners of the fourth and fifth floors, which house the painting and sculpture collection…