1 Salon de Fleurus’ permanent exhibit titled From the Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, located at 41 Spring Street, New York, was open to the public from 1992 to 2014.
2 In particular Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Lillie P. Bliss and Mary Quinn Sullivan.
3 Between 1932 and 1953, so prior to the creation of the international program, there was a department of national and international travelling exhibitions at the MoMA. In 1956 this department underwent a huge expansion and was given the new name of International Council. Financed by a grant of 625 000 dollars from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the international program took the MoMA’s activities to Europe and Asia, generating seventy exhibitions abroad in fifty different cities.
4 The festival Salut à la France, hommage culturel américain presented every aspect of American artistic life: dance, music, theatre, film, exhibitions…
5 Take the A Train was the theme tune of the jazz program on Voice of America radio, the international broadcasting service of the American government.
6 Boris Groys, “Politics of Installation,” lecture delivered at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, October 2, 2008, published in e-flux journal, no. 2 (January 2009).
7 See on this topic a number of published works on the history, or the art, of the exhibition, for example, the two volumes edited by Bruce Altshuler, Exhibitions that Made Art History, published in 2008 and 2013 by Phaidon; and the massive recent expansion of taught “curatorial” programs within the university.
8 Walter Benjamin, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” [Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit (1935)], Illuminations: Essays and Reflections, translated from the German by Harry Zohn, ed. Hannah Arendt, (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1968 / Schocken Books, 1969).
9 Walter Benjamin, The Unmaking of Art, was first delivered in Chinese at the Times Museum in Guangzhou in 2011 and published in English in Walter Benjamin, Recent Writings, New Documents, Vancouver, 2013.