MoMA PS1 announces February events
SUNDAY SESSIONS FEATURING BRADFORD COX AND YOUTH MUSEUM, A FILM BY GRANT SINGER
Sunday, February 3, 12–6pm
Premiere of Youth Museum and performance by Bradford Cox
4–6pm, the VW Dome
Riot of Perfume magazine presents the premiere of Youth Museum, a short film by Grant Singer. The experimental film focuses on musician Bradford Cox, best known for his work as lead singer and guitarist of the psychedelic and ambient band Deerhunter. Cox also pursues a solo career under the name Atlas Sound. Following the screening, Cox will perform an improvised set.
The Dancing Seminar, A Listening Dance with Mårten Spångberg
12–2pm, the Duplex
Swedish choreographer Mårten Spångberg returns to MoMA PS1 with a six-week-long lecture series. In twelve three-hour sessions, Spångberg addresses topics thoroughly embedded in movement, dance and choreography and simultaneously attempts to place these in the broader contexts of labor, engagement, urgency, economy and politics. This seminar series is co-hosted with Movement Research.
Mårten Spångberg: Dance of the Angels
2–3pm, the VW Dome
“All visitors are invited to a public dance, a dance that welcomes all ages, bodies, abilities and styles to produce a dance on its own terms. Dance of the Angels is a dance that celebrates the diversity and fluidity of a dance wherein the dancers are not enslaved to choreography but rather move unconditionally. It is not an angelic dance but a dance of the angels.” –Mårten Spångberg
SUNDAY SESSIONS PRESENTS AN AFTERNOON CELEBRATING NOW DIG THIS!
Sunday, February 10, 12–6pm
EyeMinded: A conversation with Dr. Kellie Jones and Amiri Baraka
3pm, the VW Dome
Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 curator Dr. Kellie Jones and her father—renowned poet, playwright, and activist Amiri Baraka—discuss their collaboration on Jones’s book EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art, which investigates various perspectives on art making throughout different generations. A book signing will follow the conversation.
A performance of Kiss, by Ulysses Jenkins, Maren Hassinger & Senga Nengudi
4pm, the VW Dome
In conjunction with Now Dig This! artists Ulysses Jenkins, Maren Hassinger and Senga Nengudi, accompanied by Brazillian percussionist Gustavo Caldas, continue their investigation into the ongoing performance project Kiss. First performed in 1981, the ritualistic work had many different places, forms and participants in its different iterations.
SUNDAY SESSIONS PRESENTS THE ANDY KAUFMAN EFFECT: COMEDY IN THE EXPANDED FIELD
Sunday, February 17, 12–6pm
Dear Andy Kaufman, I Hate Your Guts with Lynne Margulies
1pm, the VW Dome
In 1977, Andy Kaufman challenged the women of America to beat him in the wrestling ring. The publication Dear Andy Kaufman: I Hate Your Guts!, edited by Kaufman’s former girlfriend, Lynne Margulies, presents the incredulous, angry, passionate letters and photos from the ladies ready to take him on.
Panel Discussion on The Andy Kaufman Effect: Comedy in the Expanded Field
2–3:30pm, the VW Dome
Organized and moderated by curator Miriam Katz, this panel will explore the legacy of groundbreaking comedian Andy Kaufman. Panelists Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, The Comedy), T.J. Miller (Cloverfield, Comedy Central), and Brent Weinbach (Conan, 2007 Andy Kaufman Award) will discuss Kaufman’s influence on their work and the role of innovation and experimentation in contemporary comedy.
East Coast Premiere of Tony Clifton: The Movie, with a live appearance by Tony Clifton
3:30pm, the VW Dome
After the passing of Andy Kaufman in 1984, there were those who believed that he had actually faked his death and continued to perform as his alter ego, lounge lizard Tony Clifton. It is unknown whether Tony is Tony, Andy, or somebody else altogether; what is known is that he’s one of the best performers around.
SUNDAY SESSIONS HOSTED BY NIKOLAUS HIRSCH & MARKUS MIESSEN IN COLLABORATION WITH PIN-UP MAGAZINE
Sunday, February 24, 12–6pm
Nikolaus Hirsch, Markus Miessen and guests launch Critical Spatial Practice book series
3–6pm, the VW Dome
On the occasion of the book launch of What is Critical Spacial Practice?, editors Nikolaus Hirsch and Markus Miessen invite a series of protagonists from the fields of architecture, art, philosophy, and literature, including Beatriz Colomina, Aaron Levy, Suhail Malik, Naeem Mohaiemen, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Dieter Roelstraete, Martha Rosler and Felicity D. Scott to discuss the question of “what, today, can be understood as a critical modality of spatial practice?”
A post-panel reception with music and special cocktails will be hosted by PIN-UP magazine.
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