Jace Clayton’s The Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner
4:00–6:00 p.m. · VW Dome
“Reverence can be a form of forgetting.” Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist Jace Clayton has built his practice around ripping unheard and forgotten sounds from their original contexts to sonically reimagine them in ways that deconstruct, while still retaining a sense of human warmth. Known for his work as DJ /rupture, Clayton’s most recent live project–presented at MoMA PS1 on the occasion of the launch of his album, The Julius Eastman Memory Depot (New Amsterdam)—hones its focus on the life and music of gay African-American composer, pianist, and vocalist Julius Eastman (1940-1990.) “I interpret the open-ended, irreverent nature of Eastman’s legacy as a call to conversation,” explains Clayton, who will enact this conversation in the form of a performance.
Panel discussion on Exhibition History with Bruce Altshuler
2:00 p.m. · Lobby
To launch the Phaidon Press publication of Bruce Altshuler’s Biennials and Beyond: Exhibitions that Made Art History, 1962-2002, Altshuler organizes a panel discussion on the history of exhibitions since the 1960s and its relation to curating. Altshuler, Director of the Program in Museum Studies at New York University and author of The Avant-Garde in Exhibition and Salon to Biennial: Exhibitions that Made Art History, 1863-1959, will be joined by Chus Martinez (Chief Curator, El Museo del Barrio), Joao Ribas (Curator, List Visual Arts Center, MIT), Christian Rattemeyer (Harvey S. Shipley Miller Associate Curator of Drawings, Museum of Modern Art), and Peter Nesbett (Senior Specialist for Exhibitions, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage).
Co-hosted by Independent Curators International.
Sunday Sessions is a weekly presentation of performance, moving images, dance, music, and discursive programs. Its mission is to embrace live arts as an integral aspect of contemporary practice and ask how art forms, which unfold in the here and now, produce specific ways of thinking and useful means to engage with the broader world. Every Sunday different artists, curators, thinkers and a range of other cultural agents are invited to share their latest projects and ideas with the MoMA PS1 audience.
Sunday Sessions is made possible by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.
The VW Dome at MoMA PS1 is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.