Join us for MoMA PS1’s Fall Open House to celebrate the opening of Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts, the first comprehensive retrospective of American artist Bruce Nauman (b. 1941) in over 20 years.
At 2, 3:30, and 5 p.m., artist, composer, and performer Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste presents a reinterpretation of Steve Reich’s sculptural performance-composition Pendulum Music (1968). Originally presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1968 with Bruce Nauman as a participant, Pendulum Music is comprised of four individuals who swing hanging microphones over amplifiers, creating bursts of feedback that fall in and out of phase with each other. Attending to the work’s legacy while also taking liberty with what is left unspecified in Reich’s 1968 score, Toussaint-Baptiste simultaneously gestures to the work’s history and reveals new aural, spatial, and relational possibilities.
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.