April 4, 2013 - MoMA PS1 - April
April 4, 2013

April

Ultra-red, What is the Sound of Freedom?, 2012. Whitney Museum of American Art. Courtesy of Ultra-red.

April at MoMA PS1

22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

www.momaps1.org

We’re welcoming spring with a fantastic line-up of Sunday Sessions performances including Bird Shit (April 7), Kalup Linzy’s new work Romantic Loner (April 14), The Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner by Jace Clayton (April 21), and an open confession hosted by Laurel Nakadate (April 28).

In addition, a special cinematic installation of Michelangelo Frammartino: Alberi, co-organized with the Tribeca Film Festival, will be on view in the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 from April 18 through 27. Immersing visitors in the sound and imagery of rustling foliage, Alberi conjures cinema’s mystic and ritualistic powers on the eve of the medium’s own extinction.

SUNDAY SESSIONS PRESENTS THE PREMIERE OF THE MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE BIRD SHIT
Sunday, April 7, 2pm & 5pm, the VW Dome
Inspired by Chekhov’s The Seagull, with elements of Ginsberg’s Kaddish, Bird Shit is a multimedia performance piece that combines theater, dance, video, and live and pre-recorded music. Bird Shit is produced by Shruti Ganguly and Anna Kouris.  The production is commandeered by artist and musician Nina Ljeti, choreographer Chloe Kernaghan, and NYU Graduate Film students Joshua Richards, Zach Kershberg, and Tine Thomasen, under the guidance of James Franco.

SUNDAY SESSIONS PRESENTS KALUP LINZY’S NEW WORK, ROMANTIC LONER 
Sunday, April 14, 4pm, the VW Dome
Kalup Linzy presents the live performance component of his new transmedia work Romantic Loner, which tells the story of Linzy’s alter ego, Kaye, who, after a series of failed relationships, attends an artist residency for some soul-searching. Linzy performs original songs accompanied by a six-piece band.
This event is cosponsored by the Tribeca Film Institute.

SUNDAY SESSIONS PRESENTS JACE CLAYTON’S THE JULIUS EASTMAN MEMORIAL DINNER
Sunday, April 21, 4pm, the VW Dome
Jace Clayton, known for his work as DJ/rupture, presents a live performance of his recent work on the life and music of the gay African-American composer, pianist, and vocalist Julius Eastman (1940–1990.) “I interpret the open-ended, irreverent nature of Eastman’s legacy as a call to conversation,” explains Clayton, who will enact this conversation in the form of a performance.

A panel discussion on the history of the exhibition with Bruce Altshuler
2pm, the Lobby
To mark the launch of Bruce Altshuler‘s Biennials and Beyond: Exhibitions that Made Art History, 1962–2002 (Phaidon Press), the author has organized a panel discussion on the history of exhibitions since the 1960s, featuring Chus Martinez, Joao Ribas, Christian Rattemeyer, and Peter Nesbett
Cohosted by Independent Curators International.

SUNDAY SESSIONS WITH LAUREL NAKADATE AND ULTRA-RED
Sunday, April 28, 12–6pm
Brother to Brother to Sister Outsider: The House and Ballroom scene read texts of liberation by W.E.B. Du Bois, Essex Hemphill and Audre Lorde
1pm, the VW Dome

Guided by a protocol for collective listening composed by the sound-art collective Ultra-red and Michael Roberson, members and allies of the NYC House and Ballroom Scene gather to respond to the question “What is the sound of freedom?” This event continues a collaboration between Arika, the Vogue’ology Collective, and Ultra-red.

Laurel Nakadate presents an open confession in conjunction with the publication of 365 Days: A Catalogue of Tears
4pm, the VW Dome
In celebration of the publication of her book 365 Days: A Catalogue of Tears, Laurel Nakadate invites anyone reading this to come to MoMA PS1 to confess, detail, and atone for shameful acts of the past. 
If you would like to come to the podium for a specific apology, please e-mail videoassistant [​at​] gmail.com.

MoMA PS1′s VW DOME 2 IN ROCKAWAY BEACH IS NOW OPEN
Wednesday–Friday: 10am–5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am–6pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

As part of EXPO 1: New York, the VW Dome 2 is intended to serve as a center for culture, education, and community. As a flexible space, the dome provides a venue for lectures and conversations, rotating art exhibitions, film and video screenings, performances, and community events, which will be organized in partnership with local organizations in the Rockaways and Queens County.

There is a café on the premises open during public hours. For a full calendar of events, please visit MoMAPS1.org.

SPONSORSHIP
The VW Dome, the VW Dome 2, and EXPO 1: New York are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

Special thanks to the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.

Sunday Sessions is made possible by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.

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