2018-2019 Studio Museum in Harlem artist in residence Sable Elyse Smith invites visitors to a sonic exploration of the themes in her latest body of work, currently on view in MOOD. Readings and DJ sets pay homage to alternate economies, everyday violence, and mundane poetics to activate NO BAR for a night of listening, dancing, and convening. Poet and visual artist Anaïs Duplan kicks off the evening with a reading and the night concludes with DJ sets by Henry Murphy, Skype Williams, and Telfar. Throughout the night, the bar will be offering signature cocktails inspired by Smith’s multidisciplinary practice and the sights and sounds of Harlem.
This event is open to adults aged 21 and over.
MOOD is organized by Legacy Russell, Associate Curator, Exhibitions, the Studio Museum, and Hallie Ringle, former Assistant Curator, the Studio Museum (now Hugh Kaul Curator of Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art) with Josephine Graf, Curatorial Assistant, MoMA PS1.
The exhibition at MoMA PS1 is made possible by generous support from John L. Thomson.
The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Artist-in-Residence program is supported by the Robert Lehman Foundation; the Jerome Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; and by endowments established by the Andrea Frank Foundation; the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Trust and Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Additional support is generously provided by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.