Modern Artifacts 14: Imagining Possibilities
Introduction by Michelle Elligott
Unearthed manuscripts by Erik Satie, Robert Motherwell, Piet Mondrian, and others—originally destined to appear in a never-published second issue of the influential postwar art journal Possibilities (edited by Motherwell and Harold Rosenberg)—comprise this issue's installment of "Modern Artifacts," the acclaimed series Esopus regularly copresents with the Museum of Modern Art Archives.
Chief of Archives, Library, and Research Collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Michelle Elligott recently organized Devenir moderne, part of the MoMA exhibition Être moderne at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. She coedited the book Art in Our Time: A Chronicle of the Museum of Modern Art and cocurated MoMA’s 1969 exhibition; her book on Rene d’Harnoncourt will be published this fall.