Laurel Atwell and Jessica Cook. 2018. Photo: Whitney Browne

This winter, New York-based choreographers and performers Laurel Atwell and Jessica Cook will workshop emerging ideas and build on existing material as part of a VW Dome Artist Residency at MoMA PS1. Over the course of their six-week residency, Atwell and Cook will harness the architecture of the VW Dome to examine the art of merging their separate creative processes on neutral ground. This Open Studio marks the culmination of Atwell and Cook’s residency.

Now in its third year, the VW Dome Artist Residency offers artists space, time, and resources to generate new ideas and experiment. The open format allows artists to create new content, collaborate, workshop new gestures or concepts, and respond directly to the unique space of the VW Dome. Previous artists-in-residence include Moriah Evans, Gillian Walsh, Phoebe Berglund, Kim Brandt, and Nikima Jagudajev.

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.


VW Sunday Sessions is organized by Taja Cheek, Assistant Curator, and Alex Sloane, Assistant Curator, with Alexandra Rosenberg, Associate Producer, Chris Masullo, Production Coordinator, and 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 performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions 2018.