On the Saturday before Halloween, MoMA PS1 and legendary nightlife host Susanne Bartsch present the annual Halloween Ball. This year’s ball features a timely theme, “The White House of Horror,” with live performances, DJs, dancing, and the most artistic costumes in town.
Hosted by Korakrit Arunanondchai, BCALLA, Klaus Biesenbach, Ryan Burke, Maria Cornejo, Eartheater, ECKHAUS LATTA, Peter Eleey, Angela Goding, KENNY KENNY, Kiki Kudo, Scooter LaForge, Rigoberto Lora, Tobias Madison, Ryan McNamara, Raul de Nieves, Glenn O’Brien, Mao Padilha, Roger Padilha, Kembra Pfahler // The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, Eliza Ryan, Sadaf, Jacolby Satterwhite, Jenny Schlenzka, Casey Spooner, Brandon Stosuy, Russell Tovey, Sam Valenti IV, David Velasco and Kristen Joy Watts.
DJ sets by Amber Valentine,Valissa Yoe, W Jeremy, and Occupy the Disco.
Performances by Kevin Aviance, Macy Rodman, Aquaria, Neocamp, Dirty Martini, and Julie Atlas Muz.
The celebration continues after midnight, until dawn, at an after party hosted by Susanne Bartsch, at a secret Williamsburg location to be announced.
MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions performance series welcomes visitors to experience and participate in live art. Since its founding in 1976, MoMA PS1 has offered audiences one of the most extensive programs of live performance in the world. VW Sunday Sessions highlights artists responding to contemporary social and political issues through a wide variety of creative and critical lenses. Encompassing performance, music, dance, conversation, and film, the series develops and presents projects by established and emerging artists, scholars, activists, and other cultural instigators. With a focus on artists that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, VW Sunday Sessions embraces the communities in New York City that create and sustain artistic practice.
Since 2012, VW Sunday Sessions has presented a commissioning program resulting in new work by Trajal Harrell, Mårten Spångberg, Anne Imhof, Tobias Madison and Matthew Lutz Kinoy, Hannah Black, and Colin Self. Additionally, the VW Dome Artist Residency offers a platform for creative development and experimentation for artists at all stages of the creative process.