NIC Kay. Sloth-ish: Where Does It Hurt?. 2019. Presented at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions 2018-19. Photograph: Maria Baranova

VW Sunday Sessions encompasses performance, activism, and experimentation that fosters the development of new work. Four major commissions by Lorelei Ramirez, Emily Allan and Leah Hennessey, Nikita Gale, and Niall Jones span comedy, theater, dance, and sound. Plus, programs with musician Beverly Glenn-Copeland and members of New York City’s kink/leather and sex worker communities highlight performance that intersects closely with social justice.

The VW Dome Artist Residency continues as a locus for experimentation with choreographer Leslie Cuyjet and visual artist Freya Powell. Now in its third year, this residency program for performance-based artists includes open showings where the public can experience artists’ works in progress.

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. 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.

VW Sunday Sessions is organized by Taja Cheek, Assistant Curator, and Alex Sloane, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1 and is produced by Alexandra Rosenberg, Producer, with Chris Masullo, Production Coordinator, MoMA PS1.

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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.

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