Warm Up on August 11, 2012, presented at MoMA PS1 as part of Warm Up 2012. Photo by Charles Roussel.

MoMA PS1’s pioneering outdoor music series Warm Up is one of the longest running music programs housed within a museum. As an integral part of MoMA PS1’s curatorial program for more than 20 years, Warm Up seeks to elevate innovative and underrepresented voices: emerging and established, local and global, and across genres.

Selected by MoMA PS1 Director Klaus Biesenbach and organized by MoMA PS1 Curatorial Assistant Eliza Ryan, the Warm Up 2012 committee includes Dean Bein, Head of True Panther Sounds; Kris Chen, Head of XL Recordings; Robin Carolan, Head of Tri Angle Records; Jonathan Galkin, Co-Founder of DFA Records; Brandon Stosuy, Editor for Pitchfork; Matt Werth, Label Head of RVNG Intl; and Imogene Strauss, as MoMA PS1 Bookings and Stage Manager.

In addition, Warm Up will draw from local New York design talent, featuring rotating stage installations by CONFETTISYSTEM, Fort Makers, Fort Standard, The Principals, Rich Brilliant Willing, and Thunder Horse Video, organized by Jocelyn Miller, MoMA PS1 curatorial assistant.

Warm Up 2012 is sponsored in part by The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art and The Wellspring Foundation.

Special thanks to Ace Hotel New York.