Courtesy of Nate Boyce

PopRally Presents RELIQUARY HOUSE: An Evening with Oneohtrix Point Never and Nate Boyce

Saturday, December 17, 2011, 9:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.

PopRally is a program of events at The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 that features collaborations with artists and musical acts, performances, film screenings, receptions, and special viewings of exhibitions at moderate prices.

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PopRally invites you to the premiere of the multimedia performance RELIQUARY HOUSE by Oneohtrix Point Never and visual artist Nate Boyce, created specifically for The Museum of Modern Art.

OPN and Boyce re-imagine the canon of modernist sculpture through hallucinatory reconstructions of works by David Smith, Jacob Epstein, and Anthony Caro, among other sculptures in MoMA's collection. Boyce uses computer-generated imagery to transform these sculptures into kinetic apparitions that inhabit incongruous and "impossible" landscapes and architectural environments. Abetted by OPN's sound design, Boyce reconfigures the museum setting, pulling historical art objects into a new context.

The performance is bookended by a screening of selected video works that confront notions of "the image as object" and the visceral dimensions of sound and images. In addition, Matt Werth provides interstitial "sound sets."

Attendees have access to four MoMA exhibitions throughout the evening: Contemporary Art from the Collection, 1980–Now; Harun Farocki: Images of War (at a Distance); Thing/Thought: Fluxus Editions, 1962–1978; Sanja Iveković: Sweet Violence; and Projects 96: Haris Epaminonda.

The performance beings at 9:30 p.m. Admission includes performance, access to galleries, and cocktails.

PopRally is supported in part by The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art.
Special thanks to Sud de France Wines. Beer for this event has been provided by Brooklyn Brewery.

Tickets ($18 in advance, $22 at the door) are available online. You must be 21 or older to attend this event.