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 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.