MoMA PS1’s pioneering outdoor music series Warm Up returns online and in person with limited capacity on August 7, 14, and 21. Warm Up will feature DJ sets and live performances by Amorphous, Yung Baby Tate, Yu Su, glaive and ericdoa, Sango, foreigner, La Goony Chonga, and more, with music from 4-8 p.m. (doors open at 2 p.m.), access to exhibitions and art in the Courtyard, and refreshments by Mina’s. The full lineup follows below, and tickets are now available for all dates. To ensure the safety of all staff and attendees, Warm Up will be limited capacity, with proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test required for entry and additional safety protocols in place. The program will also be available to livestream globally at moma.org/warmup.
This year’s Warm Up will be performed from Rashid Johnson’s Stage, a participatory installation and sound work that draws on the history of the microphone as a tool for protest and public oratory. This new location in the center of the Courtyard also harkens back to the earliest days of Warm Up, when performances were often viewed in the round.
Now in its 24th season, Warm Up is one of the longest running music programs housed within a museum. As an integral part of PS1’s curatorial program, Warm Up seeks to elevate innovative, underrepresented voices and connect fans with music’s most important artists. The program’s alumni include contemporary creators Solange, Black Dice, Cardi B, Jamie XX, Lizzo, Skepta, Thom Yorke, Four Tet, and A-Trak as well as legendary DJs including Derrick May, DJ Premier, and Honey Dijon.
In addition to four hours of live and electronic music, Warm Up attendees will also be able to experience art installations in the Courtyard by Gregg Bordowitz, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Raul de Níeves, as well as PS1’s acclaimed exhibitions Niki de Saint Phalle: Structures for Life, Gregg Bordowitz: I Wanna Be Well, and the Homeroom installation Black Trans Liberation: Memoriam and Deliverance (through August 16).
Warm Up 2021 is organized by a curatorial committee led by Taja Cheek, Associate Curator, MoMA PS1, with Eliza Ryan, Naomi Zeichner, Dean Bein, Jonas Leon, and Matt Werth.
Special thanks to On, The Rockaway Hotel, and Red Bull.
Amorphous / Empire / Philadelphia, PA
Yung Baby Tate / Atlanta, GA
Patia Borja, MISTERVATION, River Moon / PATIASFANTASYWORLD / Jacksonville, Florida +
Detroit, MI + Capetown, South Africa + New York, NY
SURF GANG / SURF GANG / New York, NY, USA
Joselo & Friedplatano / Maricon / New York, NY
foreigner / Los Angeles, CA + Trinidad
Ariel Zetina / Smart Bar + Discwoman + Rumors / Chicago, IL
La Goony Chonga / Miami, FL
rrao, K Wata, Enayet, Simisea / SLINK / New York, NY
Ana Roxanne / Kranky Records / Brooklyn, NY
Doss / LuckyMe / Brooklyn, NY
glaive and ericdoa / Interscope Records / Hendersonville, NC + Monroe, CT
Sango / AGO / Grand Rapids, MI
Yu Su / bié + Music From Memory / Vancouver, Canada + Kaifeng, China
Club Eat / New York, NY
On the Sunday after each Warm Up date, The Rockaway Hotel will bring the talent and sounds of Warm Up to the Rockaways with DJ sets from the emerging musicians of PS1’s signature music program from 4-6 p.m. For more information visit www.therockawayhotel.com/happenings.
$18, available via Eventbrite
Free for Long Island City residents
Long Island City residents with proof of residency in ZIP codes 11101 or 11109 receive one complimentary ticket, which can be booked online via Eventbrite. Please note that LIC resident tickets are limited and will not be available at the door. Ticket holders will be required to present proof of residency at entry.
Safety is our top priority. PS1 is following all state and local regulations for outdoor events, including: reduced capacity, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test required for entry, and face masks required indoors. Our staff will also be wearing face masks (indoors and out), because we take care of eachother. On the day of the event, all ticket holders will be required to provide a valid ID and one of the following:
• Proof of vaccination (at least 14 days after final dose). Valid proof of vaccination includes a CDC-issued vaccination card or photo of vaccination card, the New York State Excelsior Pass, or CLEAR app. Proof of vaccination must match ID.
• Negative COVID-19 test results from a PCR test taken within 72 hours of entry or an antigen (rapid) test taken within six hours of entry. Physical or digital copy of test results must match ID.
ABOUT MoMA PS1
MoMA PS1 champions how art and artists are at the intersection of the social, cultural, and political issues of their time. Providing audiences with the agency to ask questions, access to knowledge, and a forum for public debate, PS1 has offered insight into artists’ diverse world views for more than 40 years. Founded in 1976 by Alanna Heiss, the institution was a defining force in the alternative space movement in New York City, transforming a nineteenth century public schoolhouse in Long Island City into a site for artistic experimentation and creativity. PS1 has been a member of New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) since 1982 and affiliated with The Museum of Modern Art since 2000.
Hours: MoMA PS1 is open from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and until 6:00 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
Visitor Guide: Discover even more from PS1 with the Bloomberg Connects app. Read wall text, hear directly from artists, and uncover the building’s history with this multimedia visitor guide. This digital experience is made possible through the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Directions: MoMA PS1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Ave in Long Island City, Queens, across the Queensboro Bridge from midtown Manhattan. Traveling by subway, take the E, M, or 7 to Court Sq; or the G to Court Sq or 21 St-Van Alst. By bus, take the Q67 to Jackson and 46th Ave or the B62 to 46th Ave.
Information: For general inquiries, call (718) 784-2084 or visit moma.org/ps1.