PopRally is a series of events at MoMA and MoMA PS1 that serve as a gateway for young and diverse audiences to engage with the Museum. Led by a cross-departmental committee of Museum staff, PopRally produces dynamic programs including artist collaborations, performances, film screenings, and digital content that encourage new and experimental ways of engaging with modern and contemporary art.
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.