Fred W. McDarrah’s photograph of Cecil Taylor, Jimmy Lyons, and Andrew Cyrille (from left) performing at the Five Spot Café, New York, April 18, 1975. © Fred W. McDarrah/Premium Archive/Getty Images

A full-day symposium will reassess the Judson group’s continuing influence through presentations, discussions, and sound improvisations by artists, scholars, and critics. This program, co-organized with Malik Gaines, André Lepecki, and Fred Moten of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Department of Performance Studies, is presented as part of MoMA PS1’s VW Sunday Sessions.

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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Education at MoMA is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

Major support for Adult and Academic Programs is provided by the Estate of Susan Sabel.

Generous funding is provided by endowments established by Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, Walter and Jeanne Thayer, and by the gifts of Alan Kanzer. Additional support is provided by the Annual Education Fund.

VW Sunday Sessions is organized by Taja Cheek, Assistant Curator, and Alex Sloane, Assistant Curator, with Alexandra Rosenberg, Associate Producer, Chris Masullo, Production Coordinator, Kenzo Perron, Assistant Production Coordinator, Enrique Alba, Production Assistant, and Cody Simons, Production Assistant.

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VW Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America, who have supported the program since its inception.

Major support is provided by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.

Dance programming as part of VW Sunday Sessions at MoMA PS1 is supported in part by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

This event is part of VW Sunday Sessions.
This event is part of Judson Dance Theater Programs.