Sunday, May 6, 2012
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
3–5:30 PM · Celebrating Kraftwerk: Questlove
2–3 PM · Kate Bornstein: A Queer and Pleasant Danger Book Launch
4–5 PM · ARTBOOK@MoMA PS1 presents A Short Course on Resistance
5:30–7 PM · James Franco: Book Launch of Dangerous Book Four Boys
Celebrating Kraftwerk: Questlove
Celebrating Kraftwerk’s extensive influence on electronic music, MoMA PS1 invites distinguished DJs and producers to play tribute sets in the installation Kraftwerk – Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8. On four consecutive weekends, the musicians explore different facets of the group’s pioneering sound that influenced musical styles as diverse as Electro-Funk, Disco, New Wave, Techno, and Hip-Hop.
Questlove—a drummer, DJ, and music producer—is best known as a member of the Neo-Soul, Hip-Hop band The Roots. During his DJ set, he will explore Kraftwerk's importance for early Electro-Funk and Hip Hop.
TICKETS ($10 in advance, $15 at the door)
Tickets can be purchased HERE until 12 PM, day of the event.
Kate Bornstein: A Queer and Pleasant Danger Book Launch
Kate Bornstein, pioneering transgender author and activist, is launching 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—a recounting of a life that promises to make readers laugh, cry, and gasp out loud. Kate reads from her book along with actor David Harrison and multidisciplinary artist Sam Feder.
ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 presents A Short Course on Resistance
Join ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 for the launch of A Short Course on Resistance, a multidisciplinary exhibition comprised of a book club, lectures, and video screenings curated by Peter Duhon, writer, educator, and director of the contemporary art-blog Art Comments. This participatory series is free and open to the general public, and we invite you to join us on the sixth to sign up, meet other participants, purchase the book, and enjoy light refreshments.
Beginning in May, the book club portion of A Short Course on Resistance meets on consecutive Sundays at MoMA PS1 to discuss Simon Critchley's book Infinitely Demanding - A Political Ethics. Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at The New School, joins the book club on May 20 for a Q&A session. Additional confirmed participating authors include Jorg Heiser, editor of Frieze magazine; and curator and critic Nicolas Bourriaud. The book club will read their books, All of a Sudden: Things that Matter in Contemporary Art and The Radicant, respectively.
James Franco: Book Launch of Dangerous Book Four Boys
5:30–7 PM, MoMA PS1 Performance Dome
Oscar-nominated actor, writer, and visual artist James Franco presents his latest publication, Dangerous Book Four Boys, published in conjunction with his solo show at the Clocktower Gallery curated by Alanna Heiss. The book explores themes of childhood and nostalgia, games and destruction. This dense and often diaristic survey reflects Franco's interest in the contemporary American landscape of adolescence and young adulthood.
The book launch will feature the author in conversation with MoMA PS1 Director Klaus Biesenbach, followed by a book-signing.
During this time, the installation Kraftwerk - Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 will not be on view.
ABOUT SUNDAY SESSIONS
Every Sunday between February 5 and May 13, 2012, the MoMA PS1 Performance Dome will house Sunday Sessions, featuring an amalgam of artistic programming—from light, sound, and music installations to lectures by world-renowned scholars and special performances. Various other galleries and rooms inside of the former schoolhouse will also be activated during these weekly sessions.
Sunday Sessions is supported in part by The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.