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

Join us on October 26 for our Fall Open House to celebrate our Fall exhibitions, Retrospective by Xavier Le Roy, Zero Tolerance, Francesco Vezzoli: Teatro Romano, Samara Golden: The Flat Side of the Knife, The Little Things Could Be Dearer, and Bob and Roberta Smith: Art Amnesty. The opening celebration features Art Party hosted by Bob and Roberta Smith.

Art Party hosted by Bob and Roberta Smith
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Screening of Bob and Roberta Smith’s: Art Party Feature Film
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. All-ages group art making in support of arts education
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Bob and Roberta Smith Lecture and performances
VW Dome

Bob and Roberta Smith have organized an Art Party at MoMA PS1 as a part of Sunday Sessions, at which children will be encouraged to make art with their families using art materials available at the event. Beginning at the Art Party and throughout the run of the Art Amnesty, a third pledge form will be available for signing, which states "I WILL ENCOURAGE CHILDREN TO BE ALL THAT THEY CAN BE. CHOOSE ART AT SCHOOL". These pledges will be collected, along with “first drawings” children make and wish to contribute, and mailed to local politicians to encourage arts funding and arts education.

Thoughts on the 21st Century Museum with Laurent Goldring and Xavier Le Roy
3:00 p.m., MoMA PS1 Cinema

This event features a screening of Laurent Goldring’s in progress film, LA RENCONTRE, 2014, 59:32 min, shot during the 4-week long presentation of Retrospective at La Centre Pompidou in the spring of 2014.

In conjunction with Retrospective by Xavier Le Roy, the artist joins filmmaker Laurent Goldring for a conversation focused on the state of the contemporary museum.

LA RENCONTRE attempts to show what it means for an art institution to accept and house a performance based exhibition like Retrospective and asks what type of museum is required for artists working today.

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.

This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions.