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Perspectives on *Retrospective by Xavier Le Roy*, 2014, at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions. © 2014 MoMA PS1, New York. Photo: Charles Roussel

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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.

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.

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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

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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.

This performance accompanies Retrospective by Xavier Le Roy.
This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions.