The Museum of Modern Art periodically invites contemporary artists to organize installations drawn from MoMA’s collection as part of an exhibition series titled Artist's Choice.
When the Museum invited Jérôme Bel in 2016 to be the first choreographer to participate, he shifted his focus from the artworks in the Collection to the Museum's staff, and likewise, to the care and labor necessary to maintain the collection. Bel also became interested in the relationship between the Museum’s employees to specific artworks, the institution, and even, dance. Eventually, Bel decided to turn his Artist’s Choice exhibition into a performance: MoMA Dance Company.
The following ungraded stills are from an unreleased short documentary of the Dance Company's casting, rehearsals and feedback sessions. View an excerpt of a performance here.