Halloween Drag Ball, 2013, at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions. © 2013 MoMA PS1, New York.

Getting Into Drag — Costume, Hair, and Makeup Workshop
3:00 p.m. · VW Dome

In anticipation of the evening’s Halloween Drag Ball, artist Raul de Nieves leads an afternoon of costume making. The VW Dome will be filled with inspiration, materials and tools as well as makeup and hair supplies. Adults and children are welcome to join and prepare for Halloween and the evening’s pageantry.

MoMA PS1 and Candy Magazine Halloween Drag Ball
7:00 p.m. · VW Dome

Hosted by: Justin Bond, Melissa Burns, Cody Critcheloe // SSION, Humberto Leon, Carol Lim, Kembra Pfahler // The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, Chloë Sevigny, Casey Spooner, Wu Tsang, and Lypsinka with Emcee Ladyfag

This Halloween MoMA PS1 and Candy Magazine invite all guests to come dressed in drag and be part of a glamorous old school drag ball made contemporary, with live drag and musical performances, DJs, dancing, and a pageant. The party is hosted by some of the leading contributors to contemporary dialogue on gender, sexuality, drag, and performance.

Live Performance by La’Fem Ladosha
DJ Sets by JD Samson & PYRAMID (Michael Magnan, Will Automagic, and Nita Aviance)

Candy is a magazine launched in 2008 that celebrates transsexuality, cross dressing, drag, androgyny, and everything in between.

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.


With special thanks to Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water

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 is part of VW Sunday Sessions.