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.
In conjunction with MoMA's Automatic Update exhibition, PopRally presents an evening of live performances, art, and music with Paper Rad, featuring Cory Arcangel and special guests.
Influenced by 1980s mass media and pop iconography—from Garfield to Gumby to Trolls—Paper Rad (Jessica Ciocci, Jacob Ciocci, and Ben Jones) playfully combines found footage from TV and the Internet with original animations to create utopian, rainbow-filled environments that elicit nostalgia for the throwaway technology and images that have permeated the last two decades.
This event will feature performances by Ben Jones, Cory Arcangel, Slow Jams Band, and DJ Jazzy Jexxx. The artists create a psychedelic landscape where viewers can, at their whim, tune in, tune out, revel, and reflect on the ways in which the "new-media era" of the recent past has changed the way we comprehend art, music, and culture.
Guests of this event are also invited to a special after-hours viewing of the Automatic Update exhibition.
PopRally would like to thank Christiania Vodka, Lagunitas Brewing Co., and Fred for their sponsorship.
In conjunction with the exhibition Automatic Update
Tickets are $10 and are available at the lobby information desk and at the Film desk, or online through Ticketweb.com.