This Sunday, MoMA’s PS1 hosts its penultimate Sunday Session of the year. Since early February, the Performance Dome portion of this converted schoolhouse has run a program of events that span the artistic spectrum, from light, sound and music installations to lectures by world-renowned scholars.
This week’s schedule is made up of four parts. The first (2-3pm) sees pioneering author and activist Kate Bernstein discuss and read aloud from her memoir A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today.
Next, drummer, DJ and music producer Questlove – best known for being a member of hip-hop band The Roots – becomes the latest distinguished DJ invited to play a set in tribute to PS1’s Kraftwerk – Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 installation (3-5:30pm). In doing so, he will explore Kraftwerk’s importance for early electro-funk and hip-hop.
The launch of a book club oriented exhibition called A Short Course on Resistance will take place at the same time (4-5pm). Curated by Peter Duhon, director of the contemporary art blog Art Comments, this is the first in a series of free, open and participatory groups that will discuss a number of texts beginning with Simon Critchley’s Infinitely Demanding – A Political Ethics.
Finally, from 5:30-7pm, Oscar-nominated actor, writer and visual artist James Franco will launch his latest publication Dangerous Book Four Boys. In addition to the schedule, many of PS1’s other galleries and installations will be open for viewing.
Located in New York’s Long Island City, MoMA PS1 is one of the largest and oldest non-profit contemporary art institutions in the United States. Run primarily as an exhibition space, as opposed to a collecting institution, PS1 is as striking as much for its indoor and outdoor architecture as the things it exhibits within.
Advance tickets priced at $10 can be bought up to midday on Sunday, while entry is $15 at the door.
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