Rather than looking at Kelley’s art retrospectively, this one-day conference, organized in collaboration with Princeton University, presents new ideas about the influence of his work going forward. With lectures by Elisabeth Sussman (The Whitney Museum of American Art), Stacy Wolf (Princeton University), and John C. Welchman (University of California, San Diego; chair Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts). Artists Rachel Harrison, William Pope. L, and Joe Scanlan comprise a panel discussion.
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.
Mike Kelley Looking Forward has been made possible with support from the Lewis Center for the Arts and The David A. Gardner ’69 Project Fund, Princeton University.
The music and performance portion of Mike Kelley is organized by guest curator Mark Beasley, with Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator, and Eliza Ryan, former Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1.
Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator with Mike Skinner, Producer, and Alex Sloane, Live Programs Coordinator.
Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.