Art, Long Island City
Jan 04, 2018

Save the Dates for MoMA PS1’s VW Sunday Sessions

Get your tickets to one or many of the VW Sunday Sessions cultural events at MoMA PS1 this year.

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If you’ve made a promise, resolution, or goal to get more art and culture into your life, consider adding MoMA PS1’s VW Sunday Sessions to your list. This acclaimed series presents programs featuring performance art, music, dance, conversation, and film, and is seriously thought-provoking. It “underscores how live art forms encourage engagement with our contemporary world.”

We often miss telling you about them because tickets are usually sold out by the time the individual events cross our collective desks, so we are here to show you an overview of the entire 2018 series. So check them out and get your tickets early—shows tend to sell out sooner than later. All events take place at MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City.

Anti Bodies
Sunday, January 28, 2-6pm
Tickets $15

Anti Bodies is an afternoon of performance, readings and installations organized with Topical Cream, a platform for female-identifying and gender non-conforming persons working at the intersection of contemporary art and technology.” More information.

home school Field Day
Sunday, February 4, 2-6pm
Tickets $15

“In collaboration with home school, a pop-up art school based in Portland, Oregon, VW Sunday Sessions presents a day of activities modeled after a school field day, featuring music, workshops, karaoke, poetry, and a film program.” More information.

Monastic and Ecstatic: A Glimpse Into The Life and Legacy of Alice Coltrane
Sunday, February 11, 1-6pm
Tickets $15

Enjoy “an afternoon celebrating the legacy of Alice Coltrane in collaboration with her son, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane. Alice Coltrane, also referred to as Swamini and Turiyasangitananda by her family and students, was a prolific composer, harpist, and keyboardist who dedicated the later years of her life to the Sai Anantam ashram she founded in 1983 in Agoura Hills, California.” More information.

Kim Brandt, Problems
Sunday, February 18, 3-6pm
Tickets $15

Experience the premiere of Problems, “a new work from New York based choreographer Kim Brandt. Moving between the individual and the collective, performers execute movement-based scores that connect our spatial and temporal understandings of place. The performance focuses on building and dismantling a set of kinetic structures created specifically for the VW Dome.” More information.

TALK HOLE presents: Annual New Unfluencers Summit
Sunday, February 25, 2-6pm
Tickets $15

“Steven Phillips-Horst and Eric Schwartau, better known as the comedy duo TALK HOLE, host what they call ‘the world’s first global summit on influencer culture’ as part of VW Sunday Sessions.” More information.

Sex Workers’ Festival of Resistance
Sunday, March 4, 3-6pm
Tickets $15

“For this day-long festival, sex workers and their allies from New York and across Europe will convene at MoMA PS1 to debate, perform, dance, strategize, and share knowledge. The day will feature film, performance, and discussion exploring how the desires and struggles of sex workers become embodied in everyday acts of creativity and solidarity.” More information.

Colin Self, Siblings (Elation VI)
Sunday, March 11, 2pm and 5pm
Tickets $15

“Artist and performer Colin Self presents Siblings, the sixth and final part of The Elation Series, a sci-fi opera encompassing, performance, music, sculpture, and video that he has been developing since 2011.” More information.

Leilah Weinraub, SHAKEDOWN
Sunday, March 18, 3:30-6pm
Tickets $15

Leilah Weinraub’s documentary feature film SHAKEDOWN (2018) is, “a dreamlike depiction of Los Angeles’s black lesbian strip club scene in the early 2000s and the culture that surrounded it. Shakedown was a weekly club night held during this period, and it serves as the film’s center with female performers from the party in leading roles.” More information.

Hair Wars
Sunday, March 18, 6:05-8pm
Tickets $15

“Hair Wars began as an informal stage show in Detroit nightclubs, used as a quirky marketing tool for hair stylists in the mid 1980s. The showcase has since toured to nearly 20 cities, gaining international recognition and becoming a major platform for emerging and established stylists across the country. Beginning at 6:05pm—Hair Wars’ regular start time—VW Sunday Sessions presents a showcase of fantasy hair pieces created by an intergenerational group of artists and hair entertainers that stretch and blur the boundaries of fashion, humor, performance, sculpture, and spectacle.” More information.

Come Together: Music Festival and Label Market
Saturday, March 24, noon-9pm
Tickets $10-$15

“MoMA PS1 again joins forces with Other Music to present the second annual music festival and label market, featuring a label fair, live performances, workshops, and panels that celebrate the interactive ecosystem of local and international music communities.” More information.

Past and Future Fictions
Sunday, April 1, 2-6pm
Tickets $15

“To mark the culmination of the 5th annual Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, VW Sunday Sessions brings together projects and organizations whose missions focus on radical archiving—both the preservation of politically potent content and the assertion of archiving as a radical act.” More information.

Spring Performance Festival
Sunday, April 15, noon-6pm
Tickets FREE with museum admission—“Admission to MoMA PS1 is currently free for all NYC residents, courtesy of the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.”

“In conjunction with MoMA PS1’s Spring Open House, VW Sunday Sessions presents a performance festival in collaboration with Brooklyn-based artist-run venue Secret Project Robot. A celebration of New York City’s performance scene, the program features artists who first found an outlet for their work, as well as camaraderie and resources, within the city’s alternative spaces.” More information.

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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