In conjunction with Retrospective by Xavier Le Roy, on view through December 1, 2014, Sunday Sessions presents a symposium that looks at the exhibition from a historical perspective and asks about possible impacts of the choreographic practice on the art institution. Influential choreographer and film maker, Yvonne Rainer, talks about her seminal work Continuous Project- Altered Daily (1969), one of the first choreographies made for a museum’s galleries. Laurence Rassel, who originally invited Le Roy to conceive of a work for the galleries at Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, speaks about the influence of Retrospective on her institution, audience, and curatorial thinking. Critical scholar Christophe Wavelet reports on the different iterations of Retrospective all over the world and reflects on the traveling of a show that has no objects and is done each time anew with local performers. All three speakers are joined by Xavier Le Roy for a concluding 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.
Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator with Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant and Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer.
Sunday Sessions 2014-15 is dedicated to Mike Skinner, 1974-2014
Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.
Major support is provided by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.