Luther Price, 2013, at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions. © 2013 MoMA PS1, New York.

How Deep is Your Love? An Afternoon of Video and Performance by Luther Price

Artist Luther Price returns with his first performance in 8 years, How Deep Is Your Love?, a multi-media ice scream clown dance party at MoMA PS1. Revisiting his 1994 performance Scary Transformations, Price will embody various clown personas while a live-feed and source footage video installation fills the VW Dome, building to a confectionary climax sure to chill to the bone. The performance, commissioned specifically for this series, expands upon works from the permanent collection, which includes Price’s unique film prints Home and Mother (both 1999).

Dirty Looks NYC, a platform for queer experimental film and video, goes on location—to the film collection at MoMA—staging alternative screening interventions at MoMA and MoMA PS1 throughout the summer and fall. Programs take place once a month, July through October.

PARTICIPANT INC and Artbook @ MoMA PS1 invite you to join Tabboo! signing copies of his new monograph
3:00 p.m. VW Dome

Tabboo! The Art of Stephen Tashjian, published by Damiani, is the first monograph devoted to this legendary underground painter, puppeteer, and performer. Chronicling the artist’s arrival to the apocalyptic East Village of the ‘80s the publication also presents a vast archive of flyers, snapshots, and other ephemera that chart the development of the drag performance scene from the Pyramid Club to Wigstock.

Juan A. Gaitán
3:00–4:30 p.m.

Independent Curators International presents Juan A. Gaitán, who will curate the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. Juan A. Gaitán speaks about his plans for the Biennale and some of the key ideas he has been investigating on the notions of modernity and citizenship.

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 and artists that create and sustain their practice in New York City.

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.


How Deep is Your Love?— An Afternoon of Video and Performance by Luther Price is organized by Sophie Cavoulacos, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art; and Bradford Nordeen, Director, with David Everitt Howe and Karl McCool, Dirty Looks NYC

Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator with Mike Skinner, Producer, and Alex Sloane, Live Programs Coordinator.

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Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

This performance accompanies Dirty Looks at MoMA: Mining the Collection.
This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions.