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