Events

SUNDAY SESSIONS

Sunday, May 13, 2012
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

SCHEDULE
3–6 PM · Celebrating Kraftwerk: DJ Afrika Bambaataa
2–3 PM · Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters, I—XVIII
3–4 PM · A Short Course on Resistance

Celebrating Kraftwerk: DJ Afrika Bambaataa

3–6 PM

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.

In 1982 Africa Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force sampled Kraftwerk's "Trans Europe Express" to create "Planet Rock", one of Hip-Hop's first hymns. Like many Rap and Hip-Hop musicians after him, Bambaataa used Kraftwerk's melodies and sound inventions to electronically reinvent the rhythmic complexity of black dance music.

TICKETS ($10 in advance, $15 at the door)
Tickets can be purchased HERE until 12 PM, day of the event.

Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters, I—XVIII

2–3 PM

Between 2008 and 2011, Taryn Simon traveled around the world researching and recording bloodlines and their related stories. In each of the 18 chapters that make up the resulting work, A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters, I—XVIII, the external forces of territory, power, circumstance or religion collide with the internal forces of psychological and physical inheritance. In conjunction with her solo exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, Simon presents the extensive exhibition catalog in conversation with Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator, MoMA PS1.

A Short Course on Resistance

3–4 PM

Join ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 for the first discussion group in A Short Course on Resistance.

The book club segment of A Short Course on Resistance meets on consecutive Sundays at MoMA PS1 from May until August to discuss several books, initiating with a discussion of Simon Critchley's book Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance. Critchley, the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at The New School, joins the book club on May 20 for a Q&A session.

To sign up and to receive more information, please fill out the form HERE, or email us at scr@artcomments.com.

A Short Course on Resistance is free and open to the public at MoMA PS1 and facilitated by ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1.

 


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.

The exhibition Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I - XVIII is organized by Roxana Marcoci, Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art. Generous support for the exhibition is provided by Robert B. Menschel and by Aaron and Barbara Levine.


 

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SUNDAY SESSIONS ARCHIVE

2012–2013

SEP 16
Ann Liv Young performance, IKEA Disobedients and Evasions of Power book launch

SEP 23
A conversation with artist Fritz Haeg and IKEA Disobedients

SEP 30
A Short Course on Resistance presented by Art Comments

OCT 7
Guido van der Werve and the presentation of Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garçon’s “The Movement Ball”

OCT 14
Hosted by Lia Gangitano with the premiere of James Fotopoulos and Laura Parnes’ video Ten Ways of Doing Time and performances by CANDIDATE and BEAUT

OCT 21
FALL OPEN HOUSE and SUNDAY SESSIONS

OCT 28
Halloween SUNDAY SESSIONS

NOV 4
M.I.A. and Mårten Spångberg

NOV 11
The Art of Stand-Up presented by Miriam Katz, and a Public Art Fund Panel Discussion on Configurations

NOV 18
NOVEMBER OPEN HOUSE and SUNDAY SESSIONS

DEC 2
Pitchfork and MoMA PS1 present
A special SUNDAY SESSIONS to benefit
Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

DEC 9
Hosted by Riot of Perfume Magazine

DEC 16
PIER PAOLO PASOLINI: INTELLETTUALE
With Paul Chan, Ninetto Davoli, Emi Fontana,
Barbara Hammer, Alfredo Jaar, Lovett/Codagnone,
and Fabio Mauri

JAN 6
I.U.D. hosted by Lizzi Bougatsos & Sadie Laska

JAN 13
New Work by Trajal Harrell and launch of
André Lepecki’s anthology, DANCE

JAN 20
WINTER OPEN HOUSE
and SUNDAY SESSIONS

JAN 27
A Full Moon Afternoon with Bidoun

FEB 3
Featuring Bradford Cox and Youth Museum
a film by Grant Singer

FEB 10
An afternoon celebrating Now Dig This!

FEB 17
The Andy Kaufman Effect: Comedy in the Expanded Field

FEB 24
Hosted by Nikolaus Hirsch & Markus Miessen in collaboration with PIN-UP magazine

MAR 3
lucky dragons

MAR 10
The launch of M to M of M/M (Paris), hosted by Glenn O’Brien and featuring Liam Gillick, Sarah Morris and Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

MAR 17
The finissage for Cyprien Gaillard: The Crystal World and Ballroom 101

MAR 24
An afternoon of performances hosted by Randy Zine

MAR 31
Gavin Russom

APR 7
The premiere of multimedia performance Bird Shit

APR 14
Kalup Linzy’s Romantic Loner in conjunction with the Tribeca Film Institute

APR 21
Jace Clayton’s The Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner

APR 28
Laurel Nakadate and Ultra-red

MAY 5
Performance by Ragnar Kjartansson featuring The National

2012

JAN 29
Winter Open House

FEB 5
Performance by
Nicloas Jaar

FEB 12
SHARE

FEB 19
Rave Labor

FEB 26
Alterazioni Video + K-HOLE

MAR 4
Darren Bader presents
E-Party

MAR 11
Clifford Owens presents
An Afternoon of Performance

MAR 18
Michael Bullock presents Yemenwed and The Freaky Boiz

MAR 25
Justin Bond and Caden Manson: Bond on Blonde

APR 1
Modules: Liz Magic Laser hosts an afternoon of performance

APR 8
Bruce High Quality Foundation presents BRUCEFORMA 2012: The Resurrection

APR 22
Celebrating Kraftwerk: Greg Wilson

APR 29
Celebrating Kraftwerk: DJ Harvey

MAY 6
Celebrating Kraftwerk: Questlove

MAY 13
Celebrating Kraftwerk: DJ Afrika Bambaataa

2011

JAN 15
Brandon Stosuy hosts a conversation with artist Adam Helms and curator Klaus Kertess; Performance by Nate Young and John Olson

JAN 29
Hosted by Matthew Radune, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, and Thomas Dexter featuring OPEN CIRCUIT

FEB 5
Anne Apparu hosts an afternoon of Sweet Tea and Inner War Cookies; Pete Drungle’s Bird Symphony; Next Nikki musical performance

FEB 19
Lauren Devine and Patrik Sandberg host: performances by Tamaryn and Mirror Mirror with landscape by Thunder Horse Video

MAR 5
Hosted by Sergej Jensen

MAR 19
Hosted by curator Miriam Katz featuring comedy by Jon Glaser, Dave Hill, Jenny Slate, Reggie Watts, Maeve Higgins, and Rory Scovel

APR 2
Hosted by Triple Canopy and Dalkey Archive Press featuring "An Afternoon of Failure"

APR 16
Hosted by Molly Surno of Cinema 16 featuring Five Classic Avant-Garde Films with live accompaniment by FORMA

APR 30
"WE HAVE COME TO TAKE YOUR JOBS" hosted by Viva Ruiz

MAY 13, 14, 15
Presented by PopRally,'BENT' by SSION