Museum of Modern Art
Festival Representative, Organization Representative
Sally Berger is Assistant Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA); she is a film and media curator, lecturer, and writer. Her exhibitions at the Museum explore all media genres including experimental, documentary, and dramatic narrative film. She has organized numerous retrospectives of national and international film directors such as Harun Farocki, Su Friedrich, Bahman Ghobadi, Mahamat Saleh Haroun, Kim Longinotto, Alanis Obomsawin, Sally Potter, Vittorio De Seta, and Abderrahmane Sissako, and installation shows of Magdalena Campos Pons, Seoungho Cho, and Mary Lucier among others. Her recent installation and theater exhibition entitled Maya Deren’s Legacy: Women and Experimental Film, was accompanied by an essay on Maya Deren for the book: Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art. Berger is co-founder and director of the annual Documentary Fortnight: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film, featuring contemporary trends in nonfiction film/media, and begun in 2001. The festival consists of thematically drawn programs alongside an international selection of premiering films.
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Documentary Fortnight - MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media was established in 2001. It is MoMA’s annual two-week showcase of recent nonfiction film and media takes place each February. This international selection of films presents a wide range of creative categories that extend the idea of the documentary form, examines the relationship between contemporary art and nonfiction practices, and reflects on new areas of nonfiction practice. The venue - Museum of Modern Art - is a leading contemporary and modern art institution located in New York City. It hosts new and ongoing exhibitions in Painting and Sculpture, Prints and Illustrated Books, Drawings, Photography, Media and Performing Arts, Architecture and Design, and Film.