Twenty seasons is a long time to keep a party going, and not an easy feat to accomplish. But with the ever evolving interest in MoMA PS1, which attracts about a quarter million visitors a year, the museum continues to carve out its own history ...
Every Saturday this summer until September 2 lives MoMA PS1’s pioneering Warm Up series. The experience intertwines the sounds of today (whether it be experimental or pop) with a multi-floor gallery experience, along with an installation that lives indoor and outside.In case you aren’t familiar, the series is a platform for emerging artists (over 750 collectively over time) of all mediums to display new work visually and sonically, it’s also an invite to come have fun and immerse yourself amongst fans and artist alike. While bigger names and art stars continue to attract the crowds, the Warm Up series will still surprise you, offering up strong curation (obviously, it’s MoMA) which is reflected by the eclectic response it gets from city dwellers.
The Warm Up series is a platform for emerging artists (over 750 collectively overtime) of all mediums to display new work visually and sonically, it’s also an invite to come have fun and immerse yourself amongst fans and artist alike. While bigger names and art stars continue attract crowds and foot traffic, the Warm Up series will surprise you, with the eclectic response it gets from the city.
Last weekend, Warm Up started off with sounds from Crazy Colleagues and then lead into a spoken word performance from Bbymutha.The beats did kick in after her narration, which transitioned her soliloquy into a carefree-trap-gurl-hoodrat-aphrodite performance (adjectives directly quoted from Bbymutha’s Instagram). It usually takes one or two acts (drinks) to get New York to start dancing and The Norwegian duo Smerz did exactly that. Both lead singers voices were as sweet as they were haunting, the mix of fuzzy vocals and digital snares never left a space for a dull moment. DJ’s Project Pablo, SOPHIE and Jacques Greene were no strangers to the sea of people monopolizing every square inch of the outside. No artist opened the Warm Up and no artist closed the night out, it just felt like a natural progression of a summer day turning into night, cohesion at its finest.
Below peep pics from MoMA PS1’s second Warm UP weekend captured By James J. Robinson.