Courtney Love Cobain and Klaus Biesenbach host:
The First Annual Artists’ Halloween Carnival and Parade
at MoMA PS1
Presented by Mariah Robertson
3:00 p.m. · Artists' Costume Workshop
5:00 p.m. · Costume Parade around MoMA PS1 with Bloco Gumbo
Before 6:00 p.m. · Costume Contest
Artists’ Costume Workshop
3:00 p.m. · VW Performance Dome
Come make, or accent, your Halloween costume with the help of artists: Hrafnhildur Arnardottir aka Shoplifter, Michel Auder, Paololuca Barbieri, Gina Beavers, Phillip Birch, Sean Bluechel, Tom Brauer, Ike Brooker, Alexandra Butler, Kristen Chappa, Samuel Clagnaz, Chris Cobb, Jean Coleman, Matthew Connors, Annabel Daou, Jen DeNike, Lauren Devine, Brian Droitcour, Jennifer Dudley, Jonathan Ehrenberg, Debo Eilers, Jared Friedman, Micah Ganske, Brandy Godsil, R.E.H. Gordon, Dave Hardy, Anna Harrah, Tommy Hartung, Jodie Vicenta Jacobson, Sameer Kapoor, Nanse Kawashima, Deana Lawson, Michael Mahalchick, Ken Miller, Johnny Misheff, Jessica Mitrani, Sahra Motalebi, Sam Moyer, Miriam Katz, Ryan Kitson, Josh Kline, Justin Lieberman, Peter Mandrajieff, Yuri Masnyj, S.E. Nash, Liam O'Rourke, Clifford Owens, Eri Nagasaka, Kristine Pilgaard, Lisi Raskin, Colette Robbins, Mika Rottenberg, Harriet Salmon, Jon Santos, Shabd, Simon-Alexander, Jessica Slaven, Joshua Smith, Taavo Somer, Mårten Spångberg, Laura Splan, Jeffrey Tranchell, Kon Trubkovich, Abbey Williams, Nicholas Williams, Lindsey Winkel, Pinar Yolacan, Kevin Zucker
Spooky Inspiration Videos by Ryan McNamara, Samuel Clagnaz, Michael Stickrod & Anne Eastman
Costume Parade Around MoMA PS1 with Caribbean Marching Band Bloco Gumbo
Before 6:00 p.m.
With judges Courtney Love Cobain and Klaus Biesenbach
Costume categories inspired by the Seven Deadly Sins:
LUST - Everybody seems to love it!
GLUTTONY - Best group costume!
GREED - Best low budget inspiration!
SLOTH - You pig! You filthy pig! You capitalist pig!
WRATH - Oh no scariest! Most socially inappropriate!
ENVY – Or, Celebrity look-alike!
PRIDE of lions! - Best animal or beast!
A Short Course on Resistance presented by Art Comments
A Short Course on Resistance is an afﬁrmative gesture to create a ﬁeld of intertextuality that examines notions of resistance and education by recontextualizing the book club as a segment of an exhibition, inclusive of text, authors, contemporary art and philosophy. Curated by Peter Duhon, writer, educator and director of the contemporary art blog Art Comments.
Spooky Booky Day at Artbook @ MoMA PS1
3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. · Bookstore
Artbook @ MoMA PS1 invites you and your little ones to join us for Spooky Booky Day, with readings by Andrea Bartunek (in costume) of one of our favorite children’s books, Ghost Knigi by Benjamin Sommerhalder. This adorable, limited-edition book written and illustrated by the editor of the super-cool publisher, Nieves, follows a young ghost named Knigi on his quest to learn to read. Readers will not be able to decide which is more endearing: the story–of the ghost’s frustrations when his first book will not reveal its secrets, and later his wonder when “A miraculous explosion of colors and shapes leapt out from the pages!”; or Sommerhalder’s spot-on illustrations, which are clear, humorous and true in the manner of a modern-day Leo Lionni or Bruno Munari. Perfect for ages 2-7, and all young-at-heart!
This participatory event is free and open to the public, and we invite you to join us to discuss Claire Bishop’s Artiﬁcial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.