Donna Huanca, *SADE ROOM (famously reclusive)*, 2014, at MoMA PS1 as a part of VW Sunday Sessions. © 2014 MoMA PS1, New York.

Mixed media installation

The Print Shop at MoMA PS1

SADE ROOM (famously reclusive) is an installation by Donna Huanca produced specifically for the storefront at MoMA PS1’s project space the Print Shop.

For the third iteration of SADE ROOM (famously reclusive), Huanca collaborates with artist Hayden Dunham to create an immersive sensory exchange that incorporates taste, smell, sound, touch, and sight. The installation generates a new sense, one that utilizes hyper-reality through the artists’ separate art practices.

Unlike previous installments where the work was accessed voyueristically from the street, this iteration of SADE ROOM (famously reclusive) opens up the space for viewers to enter and engage with the objects in conjunction with a live feed of the performance.

Through this multi-dimensional environment the artists work to create a series of objects and sensory experiments in order to facilitate a dialog between materials and meta-reality.

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 in New York City that create and sustain artistic practice.

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.


Sade Room (famously reclusive) is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator MoMA PS1 and Mia Locks, Curatorial Associate MoMA PS1 as part of Sunday Sessions.

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

  1. Sunday, June 22, 2014,
    6:009:00 p.m.

    MoMA PS1
  2. Sunday, June 8, 2014,
    6:009:00 p.m.

    MoMA PS1
This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions.