MoMA Nights with Tei Shi @ MoMA, Aug 27

27 August 2015

New York’s MoMA brings a performance by singer-songwriter Tei Shi for its MoMA Nights series, taking place at its Sculpture Garden on at 6:30pm tonight, August 27.

Brooklyn-based Tei Shi will perform vocals in her characteristic layered style, incorporating R&B, shoegaze and indie pop to create what Noisey described as “entwined vocal loops and shivery sonics”.

Bringing in influences from her birth town of Buenos Aires, as well as Bogotá, Vancouver, and Boston where she lived before settling down in Brooklyn, Tei Shi has released a stream of music over the last few years, including the six-song album Saudades, several singles, and the EP Verde.

Accompanying Tei Shi will be Alex Schaaf on guitar and keyboards and Gabriel Smith on drums, and the performance will be preceded by a DJ set from Newtown Radio‘s Leisure Suite host Lomé.

See the event page for details. **

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Future Brown @ MoMA PS1, Nov 17

14 November 2013

After dangling two incredible tracks in front of us over the last few months, NYC hyper-group Future Brown will present their debut performance in collaboration with DIS Magazine at MoMA PS1, Nov 17.

The group, consisting Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda of Nguzunguzu, Fatima Al Qadiri and Lit City Trax‘s J-Cush , have already dropped the brilliantly grimy super club number ‘Wanna Party‘ featuring vocals from Tink, at the beginning of August, as well as instrumentals from ‘Marbles’ on Babak Radboy’s trailer for Telfar Clemens‘ 2014 clothing line. Extending their interactions from Telfar’s “extremely normal” fashion to “extremely normal” past times, the performance will involve a choreographed basketball game, organised by Dis, at the PS1 VW Dome. Of course it will. **

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Body of Work

Jenny Saville. Body of Work
5 September 2012

For those used to her monumental paintings, Jenny Saville’s exhibition at Modern Art Oxford might come as something quite unexpected. Combining a retrospective overview of her considerable output over the last 20 years with a set of new works on paper, Saville cross some unfamiliar territory indeed.

Jenny Saville, 'Reverse' (2003). Image courtesy of Oxford Modern Art.
Jenny Saville, ‘Reverse’ (2003). Image courtesy of Oxford Modern Art.

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Talk to me

20 August 2011

Machines already talk. That’s what M2M technologies are for, and the billions of connected devices in the coming years will only keep increasing with time… our cameras will talk to us, just like our fridges or even our toilets! But for these machines and objects to talk to us in an effective way these have to recode their original language into something understandable by all human beings.

Expressions Dispatcher by Gerard Ralló

Moma’s Talk to Me exhibition comes to explore such communication. All objects contain information that goes well beyond their immediate use or appearance. In some cases, objects like cell phones and computers exist to provide us with access to complex systems and networks, behaving as gateways and interpreters. Whether openly and actively, or in subtle, subliminal ways, things talk to us, and designers help us develop and improvise the dialogue.

Disclosure Case from the Genetic Heirloom series by Revital Cohen

The exhibition focuses on objects that involve a direct interaction, such as interfaces, information systems, visualization design, and communication devices, and on projects that establish an emotional, sensual, or intellectual connection with their users. Examples range from a few iconic products of the late 1960s to several projects currently in development—including computer and machine interfaces, websites, video games, devices and tools, furniture and physical products, and extending to installations and whole environments.

Artificial Biological Clock, also by Israeli designer Revital Cohen

The Department of Architecture and Design is documenting the process of organizing Talk to Me from its early stages through its opening in July 2011 and beyond via an online journal (which you definitely have to visit if not around NY). The site features projects we are currently studying and some we have already selected, along with relevant references and feedback and suggestions from designers and writers.

Curated by Paola Antonelli and Kate Carmody within the Department of Architecture and Design, “Talk to Me” will be running until November 7th @ MoMa’s Special Exhibitions Gallery (3rd floor).

But Talk to me is not just an ordinary exhibitions, there will be a long list of lectures, events, talks and even family workshops running from late-August till November, mostly free, so go on, have a look this way.

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