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M. Lamar, 2015, at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions. © 2015 MoMA PS1, New York. Photo: Charles Roussel

In conjunction with the opening of Greater New York, Sunday Sessions presents the work of three New York vocalists and composers from the alienating and howled vocals of Pharmakon; the negrogothic doom spirituals and counter tenor of M. Lamar to a rarely performed work by the late American composer Robert Ashley presented by experimental composer and vocalist Paul Pinto. ‘The Voice’ is accompanied by a work for the MoMA PS1 restrooms titled Bathroom Songs presented by New York soprano Gelsey Bell.

SCHEDULE

The VW Dome

3:00 p.m. – Robert Ashley, Love Is a Good Example, 1994; Performed by Paul Pinto

3.15 p.m. – M. Lamar, Tree of Blood

3.45 p.m. – Pharmakon

4.15 p.m. – Robert Ashley, Wolfman, 1969; Performed by Paul Pinto

Bathrooms

1:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m.; 4:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. – Gelsey Bell, Bathroom Songs

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 Mark Beasley, Guest Curator; Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant; and Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer.

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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 for Greater New York is provided by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.

Generous funding is provided by The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art, and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.

Additional support is provided by the MoMA PS1 Annual Exhibition Fund.

Special thanks to Elham and Tony Salamé.

This performance accompanies Greater New York.
This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions.