February 28, 2013 - MoMA PS1 - March
February 28, 2013

March

Lucky Dragons, documentation of performance. Photo credit: Tom Hall.

March at MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

www.momaps1.org

Sunday Sessions performances and programs this month feature lucky dragons (March 3); the launch of M to M of M/M (Paris), hosted by Glenn O’Brien (March 10); a finissage for Cyprien Gaillard’s exhibition hosted by the artist (March 17); Randy Zine (March 24); Gavin Russom and an Easter Egg Extravaganza (March 31); and more. March Madness indeed!


SUNDAY SESSIONS FEATURING LUCKY DRAGONS
Sunday, March 3, 12–6pm

lucky dragons present their ongoing performance project Actual Realities
12–6pm, the VW Dome
Throughout the day lucky dragons perform their ongoing performance series, Actual Reality, which models and explores transitional states—between margins and center, voice and language, images and experience, actions and memory. The day-long occupation makes use of auditory illusions, moiré patterns, sung texts and synthesized voices, treating the VW Dome as a site for examining how to become comfortable with complexity. 

lucky dragons is an ongoing collaboration between Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. They are known for their participatory approach to making music, radically inclusive live shows, and playful, humanistic use of digital tools.


SUNDAY SESSIONS PRESENTS THE LAUNCH OF M TO M OF M/M (PARIS), HOSTED BY GLENN O’BRIEN
Sunday, March 10, 12–6pm
On the occasion of the launch of M to M of M/M (Paris), Sunday Sessions celebrates M/M, the highly influential design duo of Michaël Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak. The new 528-page monograph presents 20 years of emblematic design practices and creative partnerships with the biggest talents in art, music, and fashion, including Björk, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Pierre Huyghe, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Philippe Parreno, Yohji Yamamoto, and many more. The afternoon, hosted by Glenn O’Brien, provides an overview of M/M’s oeuvre, focusing on collaborations with Liam Gillick, Sarah Morris, and Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. A screening of the 2004 short film Antigone under Hypnosis, directed by M/M, follows the discussion.


SUNDAY SESSIONS PRESENTS THE FINISSAGE FOR CYPRIEN GAILLARD: THE CRYSTAL WORLD 
Sunday, March 17, 12–6pm
To mark of the closing of Cyprien Gaillard’s solo show Sunday Sessions presents an afternoon with the artist. Gaillard’s work navigates geographical sites and psychological states, addressing the relationship between architecture and nature, and evolution and erosion. Using a variety of artistic mediums ranging from painting and sculpture to photography, film, and video, he juxtaposes pictorial beauty and the atmospherically lush with elements of sudden violence, destruction, and idiosyncrasy culled from popular culture, pointing to the precarious nature of public space, social ritual, and the viability of the notion of civilization.

Ballroom 101: “We have something to say about . . . “:  A History of the Black and Latino/a Transgender, Lesbian, and Gay House and Ballroom Scene. 
3–6pm, the Duplex
The House and Ballroom Scene, a creative collective formed by Black and Latino/a transgender, lesbian, bisexual, and gay individuals, is known primarily for its signature dance form, Vogue, which has been appropriated, celebrated, and studied internationally. Little recognition is given, however, to how the scene is situated within a historical narrative. While the modern ballroom scene was established almost 50 years ago, its roots extend to the Harlem Renaissance and the strategies of survival and creative expression developed during slavery. The scene has impacted and been informed by popular culture and a variety of civil rights struggles. This is a telling of that history.


SUNDAY SESSIONS HOSTED BY RANDY ZINE
Sunday, March 24, 12–6pm

Randy Zine presents STOP CALLING ME NAMES, with Boychild, Niv Acosta, Jess Arndt, Meriem Benanni and Colin Self
3–6pm, the VW Dome
Randy Zine, an international queer arts publication, presents STOP CALLING ME NAMES an afternoon of readings, video, sound and performances. As an exploratory platform for artists, writers, curators and dreamers, Randy houses the conversations we care about. Featuring live works by Niv Acosta, Jess Arndt, Meriem Benanni, Boychild, Colin Self and others.

Book launch: Aesthetics of Installation Art by Juliane Rebentisch
in conversation with Douglas Crimp
3pm, the Duplex
In recent years, debates surrounding the concept of art have focused in particular on installation art, as its diverse manifestations have proven to be incompatible with the modern idea of aesthetic autonomy. Juliane Rebentisch, author of the newly translated Aesthetics of Installation Art (Sternberg Press, 2012), asserts that installation art does not, as is often assumed, dispute aesthetic autonomy per se, and rather should be understood as calling for a fundamental revision of this very concept. Rebentisch thus proposes a new understanding of art as well as of its ethical and political dimensions.


SUNDAY SESSIONS PRESENTS BUNKERWELTANSCHAUUNG (BUNKER IDEOLOGY) WITH GAVIN RUSSOM
Sunday, March 31, 12–6pm

Bunkerweltanschauung (Bunker Ideology) with Gavin Russom, featuring Labanna Babalon, Alberto Cortes, Marie Karlberg, Liz Larsen, Stanley Love, and Viva Ruiz
1–6pm, the VW Dome
Bunkerweltanschauung is an ongoing installation and event series curated and designed by artist, music producer and DJ Gavin Russom. The event is based on a fantasy scenario in which the world has become inhospitable and a group of radicals have taken refuge inside an abandoned bunker to gestate a new vision of human culture. Featured artists will include Labanna Babalon, Alberto Cortes, Marie Karlberg, Liz Larsen, Stanley Love, and Viva Ruiz as well as Russom himself. The participants work in a variety of disciplines including nightlife, video technology, dance, film and fashion.

Easter Egg Extravaganza!
3pm, the Duplex
Bring your children for an artist-led Easter egg workshop within the installation CONFETTISYSTEM: 100 Arrangements. Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardottir, aka Shoplifter, hosts an afternoon of creativity and springtime fun, culminating in an Easter egg hunt in the courtyard.

SPONSORSHIP
The MoMA PS1 Performance Dome is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.
Sunday Sessions is made possible by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.


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