home school Field Day on February 4, 2018, presented at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions 2017-2018. Photo by Derek Schultz.

In collaboration with home school, a pop-up art school based in Portland, Oregon, VW Sunday Sessions presents a day of activities modeled after a school field day, featuring music, workshops, karaoke, poetry, and a film program. Referencing MoMA PS1's history as a neighborhood public school, the field day program will offer opportunities to question and reimagine the methods, purposes, and dynamics that connect art and education. As with all home school events, the field day will be recorded and archived online for distance learning.

The afternoon will include an open recording of The Diamond Stingily Show, a radio show by Diamond Stingily broadcast by Know Wave; a screening program by URe:AD Press (United Re:Public of the African Diaspora) comprised of contemporary audiovisual work created by and for the African diaspora; an edition by Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.; an artist talk with The Black School; a workshop led by MODUS, member of The Seventh Letter artist collective, on the intersection of asemic writing (writing marks without semantic content) and graffiti; keyon gaskin's therapeutic karaoke experience, Karaopy; and performances by RAFiA, Abdu Ali, and Fuck U Pay Us, an Afro-diasporic punk quartet performing live for the first time in New York City.

Additionally, GameBoyPhoto, a collaborative traveling photo studio run by Daniel Akselrad, Erik Goyenechea, and Alex Bahr, will provide a photo booth built from a vintage reverse-engineered Game Boy camera accessory. A reading program in the bookspace will feature manuel arturo abreu, Jasmine Gibson, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and John Keene.

home school is a free pop-up art school in Portland, Oregon co-facilitated by Victoria Anne Reis and manuel arturo abreu. With a multimedia curriculum featuring artist talks, exhibitions, poetry readings, physical education, and other engagements, home school creates welcoming contexts for critical engagement with contemporary art.

Tickets: $15 (MoMA Members $13)
Programming throughout the building free with museum admission

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 performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions 2017–18.