Fatima Al Qadiri. Photo: Fijla Nabeel and Miles Martinez. Shot at Photokina, Kuwait. Styling by Khalid al Gharaballi.

VW Sunday Sessions in collaboration with Boiler Room presents a conversation and short media program exploring the themes, motifs, and inspiration behind artist and musician Fatima Al Qadiri’s latest EP, Shaneera. The program consists of a discussion between Al Qadiri and artist Khalid al Gharaballi, moderated by Felix Burrichter, the premiere of Spiral by artist Sophia Al-Maria featuring Zadiel Samsaz and Eli Al Sultan, and screenings of Mendeel Um A7mad (NxIxSxM) by Al Qadiri and Gharaballi, along with a selection of YouTube videos and other media that served as inspiration for Shaneera.

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.

This event is part of VW Sunday Sessions 2017.