Downtown Boys at MoMA PS1 as as part of VW Sunday Sessions. © 2014 MoMA PS1, New York. Photo: Charles Roussel

Sunday Sessions presents an afternoon of discussion and music surrounding feminist punk rock with artists who embrace visceral and engaged performance underlined by socio-political critique.

Priests (Washington D.C.) sprung from the nation’s political-punk capital with a demo tape in 2012. Their tense, riotous songs offer a wealth of critical commentary, whether on street harassment (Leave Me Alone), environmental anxiety (Radiation), or a ruthless look at American history (USA (Incantations)), and yet their primal rage is poised.

Priests are joined for this event by the band Downtown Boys (Providence) and a duo set from Allison Crutchfield and Kyle Gilbride of Swearin (Philadelphia).

Olga Bell, a Moscow-born composer and member of the Dirty Projectors will open.

The artists join Jenn Pelly of Pitchfork to discuss the intersection of feminism, politics, and art within the context of their own narratives and music.

SCHEDULE:

3:15 p.m. – Olga Bell

3:55 p.m. – Alilson Crutchfield and Kyle Gilbride

4:30 p.m. – Discussion with Jenn Pelly

4:50 p.m. – Downtown Boys

5:30 p.m. – Priests

MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions program welcomes visitors to experience art live and in real time. Embracing performance, music, dance, conversations, and film, the program vividly demonstrates how these art forms can push us to engage with our contemporary world in creative, illuminating ways. With an emphasis on artistic practices that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, the program supports and commissions new work, inviting artists, curators, and other cultural instigators to share their latest projects.

Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator with Mike Skinner, Producer, Alex Sloane, Live Programming Coordinator and Rosey Selig-Addiss, Production Assistant.

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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.