Warm Up, MoMA PS1, 2011. Photo: ELK Studio


DJ Pierre / Afro Acid / Chicago, IL
Beautiful Swimmers / Future Times / Washington, DC
Delicate Steve / Luaka Bop / Fredon, NJ
Protect-U / Future Times / Washington, DC
Zoovox / Lectric Sands Records / Brooklyn, NY


Four Tet / Domino / London, UK
SBTRKT / Young Turks / London, UK
Falty DL / Planet Mu / New York, NY
Bronze / RVNG Intl / San Francisco, CA


agnès b. presents:
Audio Love by Juan + Johnny
Joakim / Tigersushi / Paris, France
Koudlam / Pan European Recordings / Paris, France
Mirror Mirror / RVNG Intl. / New York, NY


Gang Gang Dance (DJ SET) / 4AD / New York, NY
Lunice / Lucky Me / Montreal, QC
Syd tha Kyd / OFWGKTA / Los Angeles, CA
Miracles Club / Ecstacy Records / Portland, OR
Laurel Halo / Hippos in Tanks / New York, NY


Prince Language / The No Comprendo / NegroClash & Stretch Armstrong / Plant Music / New York, NY
Das Racist (DJ SET) / Greedhead / Brooklyn, NY
Vockah Redu / C2K Entertainment/ New Orleans, LA
Ital / 100% Silk, Lovers Rock / New York, NY
XXXY / Ten Thousand Yen / Manchester, UK


Omar-S / FXHE Records / Detroit, MI
Simian Mobile Disco (DJ SET) / Delicacies / Wichita / London, UK
Steve Moore / Zombi / L.I.E.S./ Kompakt / New York, NY
Beppe Loda / Typhoon / Italy
Forma / Spectrum Spools / Brooklyn, NY


Black Dice / Paw Tracks / New York, NY
His Name is Alive (DJ SET) / Midnight Cowboy / Detroit, MI
oOoOO / Tri Angle Records / San Francisco, CA
Clams Casino / Tri Angle Records / Nutley, NJ
Ayshay (DJ SET) / Tri Angle Records / Brooklyn, NY
Water Borders / Tri Angle Records / San Francisco, CA


The Juan Maclean (DJ SET) / DFA / New Hampshire
Blood Orange / Terrible / Domino Records / New York, NY
Solange / Houston, TX
Pictureplane / Lovepump United / Denver, CO
Grimes / Arbutus Records / Montreal, QC
Ford & Lopatin (DJ SET) / Mexican Summer / New York, NY

AUGUST 27 — postponed to SEPTEMBER 10

Tanlines / True Panther Sounds / New York, NY
NguzuNguzu / Fade to Mind / Los Angeles, CA
Teengirl Fantasy / True Panther Sounds / Oberlin, OH
Sun Araw / Sun Ark Records / Los Angeles, CA
Physical Therapy / Brooklyn, NY


Horse Meat Disco / Strut / London, UK
Midnight Magic / Midnight Sun / New York, NY
Justin Miller / DFA / New York, NY
BICEP / Throne of Blood / London, UK


Kenny Dope (DJ SET) / Kay-Dee Records / Dopewax / Brooklyn, NY
Tanlines / True Panther Sounds / New York, NY
Syd tha Kyd (DJ SET) / OFWGKTA / Los Angeles, CA
Teengirl Fantasy / True Panther Sounds / Oberlin, OH
Physical Therapy (DJ SET) / Brooklyn, NY

Click here for information on Warm Up 2017.

Over its 20 seasons, Warm Up has featured more than 750 artists, including pop artists Solange, Jamie XX, and Grimes, experimental musicians Arca, Black Dice, and Four Tet, and legendary DJs like DJ Premier, Richie Hawtin, and Kim Ann Foxman. As one of the longest-running music programs within a museum, Warm Up has a history of supporting emerging artists and providing a platform for experimentation, unique collaborations, and new material.

An integral part of MoMA PS1’s contemporary program, Warm Up provides an opportunity to engage with today’s most experimental and innovative artists across media. Audiences are encouraged to visit the exhibition galleries and experience MoMA PS1’s diverse exhibitions of emerging artists, new genres, and adventurous work by recognized artists. Warm Up 2017 will take place within a site-specific installation by Young Architects Program winner Jenny Sabin Studio made of photoluminescent textiles that transform over the course of a day.

Warm Up 2011 marks the second year the series will be conceived by a curatorial committee hand-selected by the museum to represent a wide spectrum of expertise and experiences in music, sound, and the performing arts, resulting in a unique summer sound that explores, interprets, and combines genres. Selected by MoMA PS1 director Klaus Biesenbach and organized by MoMA PS1 curatorial assistant Eliza Ryan, The Warm Up 2011 committee includes Dean Bein, head of True Panther Sounds; Kris Chen, head of A & R at XL Recordings; Robin Carolan, head of Tri Angle Records; Jonathan Galkin, cofounder of DFA Records; Brandon Stosuy, senior writer for Stereogum and contributing editor for The Believer; and Matt Werth, label head of RVNG Intl.

Generous funding for Warm Up 2011 is provided by agnès b. and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.

Special thanks to GreatBrewers and Ace Hotel New York.

  1. Saturday, September 10, 2011,
    3:009:00 p.m.

  2. Saturday, September 3, 2011,
    3:009:00 p.m.

  3. Saturday, August 27, 2011,
    3:009:00 p.m.

  4. Saturday, August 20, 2011,
    3:009:00 p.m.

  5. Saturday, August 13, 2011,
    3:009:00 p.m.

  6. Saturday, August 6, 2011,
    3:009:00 p.m.

  7. Saturday, July 30, 2011,
    3:009:00 p.m.

  8. Saturday, July 23, 2011,
    3:009:00 p.m.

  9. Saturday, July 16, 2011,
    3:009:00 p.m.

  10. Saturday, July 9, 2011,
    3:009:00 p.m.

  11. Saturday, July 2, 2011,
    3:009:00 p.m.

This event is part of Warm Up Archive: 1998 ─ 2016.