Photo: Nathan Bajar
SUMMER AT MoMA PS1 FEATURES PERFORMANCES, MUSIC, EXHIBITIONS, AND EXTENDED EVENING HOURS ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS
This summer at MoMA PS1, experience programs across the campus that explore urban ecologies. With extended hours until 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through October, visitors will have more time to enjoy PS1’s outdoor Courtyard and participatory programs across the campus. General admission continues to be free for all New Yorkers made possible by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and tickets to all summer programs are also offered for free in recognition of the importance of culture to civic life in New York.
A number of initiatives taking place over the next few months highlight PS1’s commitment to issues of land and locality as they intersect with art and grassroots organizing. The exhibition Life Between Buildings explores how artists have unlocked the communal potential of New York City’s interstitial spaces; the gardening activities of jackie sumell and the Lower Eastside Girls Club unfold over the summer months in Growing Abolition; a Homeroom presentation by the Queensbridge Photo Collective traces the transformation of Long Island City; Alex Tatarsky‘s performance focused on “rot” as a necessary organic process; the debut of After the Fire, a participatory mural project on PS1’s exterior walls, speaks to possibilities of renewal; and a new performance by Poncili Creación features large-scale puppets suspended by cranes above the Courtyard enacting blooming flowers. In August, music returns to PS1 with Summer Fridays, three evenings of DJ performances featuring a selection of new artists as well as Warm Up alumni. Also on view is Deana Lawson, the first solo museum survey dedicated to the work of the celebrated photographer.