Kevin Beasley. <i>I Want My Spot Back</i>. Performed at Danspace Project March 31, 2012. © Ian Douglas

Kevin Beasley, I Want My Spot Back

Friday, October 26, 2012, 3:30 p.m.

The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, second floor

The Performance Program is part of MoMA’s increased focus on the historical as well as the contemporary practice of performance-based art. The ongoing series brings documentation and reenactments of historic performances, thematic group exhibitions, solo presentations, and original performance works to various locations throughout the Museum.

In his sculptures, Kevin Beasley (American, b.1985) explores spaces of ambivalence. His contribution to Some sweet day consists of a two-day performance in the Museum’s Marron Atrium. Beasley takes on the role of DJ, mixing slowed-down a cappella tracks by deceased rappers from the 1990s with additional textures, rhythms, and feedback. By evoking and altering the contours of hip-hop, Beasley immerses the audience in a socially, emotionally, and politically charged soundscape. Performance approx. 60 min.

In conjunction with the exhibition Some sweet day