home school Field Day connects art + education for an afternoon at MoMA PS1’s Sunday Sessions, Feb 4

3 February 2018

The home school Field Day programme is on at New York’s MoMA PS1 on February 4. 

The pop-up art school, facilitated by Victoria Anne Reis and manuel arturo abreu, based in Portland, Oregon, will present a multimedia curriculum of talks, exhibitions, poetry, physical education, and more, in order to create “welcoming contexts for critical engagement with contemporary art.” Applying the concept of a school field trip to the programme, the event references the MoMA PS1 building’s history as a neighborhood public school, offering opportunities “to question and reimagine the methods, purposes, and dynamics that connect art and education.”

The day, running from 2pm to 6pm, will include a radio show broadcast by Diamond Stingily via Know Wave, a screening of audiovisual work created by and for the African diaspora, an artist talk by The Black School, as well as performances by RAFiA, Abdu Ali, and Fuck U Pay Us, among other things. 

See the MoMA PS1 website for details.**

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Topical Cream presents an afternoon of performance, readings + installations with Anti Bodies at MoMa PS1, Jan 28

25 January 2018

Topical Cream presents Anti Bodies at New York’s MoMa PS1 on January 28.

The afternoon will be host to a series of performance, readings and installations that feature a number of artists who’s work explores “how gestures of resistance can be choreographed through performance and communal action.” 

There will be performance by Analisa Teachworth and Jonas Wendelin, Redeem Pettaway will present video screenings, a contribution from Julia Scher and live music from Zsela and Deli Girls. Happening alongside is an additional program of performance and installation in the museum including work by Sara HornbacherSarah ZapataMaya Martinez, Rin Johnson, Sophia Le Fraga and others.

Topical Cream (Lyndsy Welgos, Whitney Mallett, and Ara Anjargolian) is “a platform for female-identifying and gender non-conforming persons working at the intersection of contemporary art and technology.”

Visit the MoMa Ps1 website for details.**


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New York Art Book Fair, Sep 15 -18

13 September 2016

In its eighth year running, The New York Art Book Fair will take place at New York’s MoMA PS1 in Queens, opening September 15 and running to 18.

Run by Printed Matter, a non-profit organization specializing in artist books, the fair will kick off with an opening preview featuring a live performance by Beat Detectives. In addition, the rest of the weekend will also see a series of special events take place, including The Classroom who curate engagements of “informal conversations, workshops, readings, and other artist-led interventions”, as well as The Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference (CABC) who will be dissecting art-book culture and its relationship to emerging practices.

With a range of artists’ books, catalogues, monographs, periodicals, and zines, the event will be host to over 370 booksellers from twenty-eight countries, including the affordable Small Press Dome and the zines of (XE)ROX & PAPER + SCISSORS and Friendly Fire who focus on art and activism in particular.

Also opening September 16 and happening alongside the NY Art Book Fair is the inaugural Independent Art Book Fair (IBAF) at Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse and including artists and publishers like Daniel Temkin, Ditto Press, FOUNDATIONS, Montez Press and more.

See the NY Art Book Fair website for details and the full programme**

NY Art Book Fair, Promotional Flyer (2016). Courtesy of Printed Matter.
NY Art Book Fair, Promotional Flyer (2016). Courtesy of Printed Matter.
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John Giorno @ MoMA PS1, Nov 8

6 November 2015

New York’s MoMA PS1 is presenting the latest edition of Sunday Sessions, called ‘It’s Not What Happens, It’s How You Handle It’, on November 8.

Organised by poet, visual artist and Performance Poetry co-founder John Giorno, along with Mark Beasley, the event explores a contemporary generation’s use of the internet and social media, mirrored by Giorno’s poetic use of technology.

Also taking part are Harry Burke, Todd Colby, Andrew Durbin, Ben Fama, Sophia le Fraga, Fanny Howe, Paolo Javier, Tan Lin, Morgan Parker, and Bunny Rogers, who all examine how  the internet is recalibrating digital spaces/languages and somehow express that “text and the staging of language is no longer a form fixed by the printed page.”

See the MoMa PS1 website for details.**

Illustration from Bunny Rogers' Columbine Library by Elliot Spence. Courtesy Guillaume Mojon.
Illustration from Bunny Rogers’ Columbine Library by Elliot Spence. Courtesy Guillaume Mojon.
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Warm Up 2014 @ MoMA PS1, Aug 9

7 August 2014

MoMA PS1‘s anticipated Warm Up outdoor music series continues its summer run with another event held at the MoMA PS1 courtyard on August 9.

The summer series – which started on June 28 and runs every Saturday through until September 6 – has become a New York summer staple, now rounding its 17th year in action. Bringing in some of the best experimental sounds, live performances and DJs, Warm Up heats up the MoMA PS1 courtyard, bodies swaying beside award-winning installation Hy-Fi by NYC architecture firm The Living.

The August 9 event, seventh in the 2014 summer line-up, features acts from across the globe, including George FitzGerald of Berlin’s Man Make Music, Washington’s Martyn of 3024 with a DJ set, a live performance by New York’s Aurora Halal, the spectral sounds of Matrixxman, and London’s Leon Vynehall of Aus Music.

Some other exciting performers from July include J-CUSH of Future Brown and Fade to Mind‘s Total Freedom, as well as upcoming shows by Lit City Trax‘s Visionist on August 16 and Sophie on September 6.

See the MoMA PS1 Warm Up 2014 calendar for details. **

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GCC @ MoMa PS1, Mar 23 – May 25

21 March 2014

Gulf art collective GCC is presenting the fifth installment of a series of group exhibitions, this one called Achievements in Retrospective at New York’s MoMA PS1, opening March 23 and running May 25.

Having already hit London and Berlin, with Achievements in Swiss Summit and Ceremonial Achievements, the work of the nine-strong group of artists from across the Gulf have been parodying the farce of global politics-as-PR campaign by mimicking and exposing the aimless bureaucracy of the international summit.

The accompanying blurb on the MoMA website is the first to refer to the group’s conceptual core in a press release, referencing the “ministerial language and celebratory rituals” of the global conference that so often alludes to nothing much at all.

GCC features Gulf artists based across the Middle East, US, UK and South East Asia, including Nanu Al-Hamad, Abdullah Al-Mutairi, Aziz Al Qatami, Barrak Alzaid and Amal Khalaf, as well as Fatima and Monira Al Qadiri, Sophia Al Maria and Khalid Al Gharaballi.

Read a review of GCC’s Ceremonial Achievements and see the MoMA website for details. **

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K-HOLE + Janus @ TIME ZONE, Feb 23

23 February 2014

NYC trend forecasters K-HOLE are putting on a party with Berlin club night Janus, after their TIME ZONE Sunday Session at MoMA PS1, February 23.

The events will run from the afternoon into the night and should be good in light of the fact that K-HOLE know all there is to know about “mass indie” and the economy of difference, as outlined in their brilliant and darkly funny “post-aspirational” article ‘YOUTH MODE: A REPORT ON FREEDOM’.

For TIME ZONE they’ll be releasing “ideas related to insomnia and nightlife”, supplemented by more ‘nightlife’ from the  Kablam, M.E.S.H and Lotic-representing Janus, inspired by “the weather, discomfort, Total Freedom, agoraphobia & amateurism”.

See the MoMA PS1 website for details. **

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‘Image Employment’ @ MoMA PS1, Sep 5 – Oct 7

10 September 2013

More corporately-driven conundrums from co-curators Andrew Norman Wilson and Aily Nash who follow up to their recent Dream Factory with Image Employment, now running at MoMA PS1, from September 5 to October 7.

Featuring works by artists exploring labour, consumption and what propels them, works like Kevin Jerome Everson‘s ‘Quality Control’ observes the unremitting workload of workers in an Alabama dry-cleaning factory in real time, as well as a typically paradoxical commercial collusion by DIS with its ‘Watermarked I Kenzo Fall 2012’ commission for said fashion label’s menswear collection.

See the MoMA PS1 website for more details. **

Header image: Mark Leckey, ‘GreenScreenRefrigerator’ (2010). Courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown’ enterprise, New York City

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