Saturday Sessions: Hosted by Anne Apparu featuring performances by Next Nikki and Pete Drungle
Saturday, February 5, 2011
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Anne Apparu hosts an afternoon of Sweet Tea and Inner War Cookies, an original recipe meant to trigger collective meditations on violence and community, accompanied by Pete Drungle’s Bird Symphony and followed by a musical performance by collaborative Next Nikki.
Born in a Corsican kitchen and raised on New York’s Lower East Side, Anne Apparu is an artist and chef who creates meals and happenings using the freshest local ingredients. She was a co-founder, together with artists Agathe Snow and Marianne Vitale, of the catering company Chop Shop, and organized the Sunday Restaurant at the Beatrice Inn, the Meeting of the Minds Saturday barbeques at Sweet and Vicious, and the Red Gypsy Value Barter, with artist Rita Ackerman, at the Brooklyn Flea (all 2008). Since 2008, Apparu has hosted a monthly dinner, the 18th Restaurant, which takes place every 18th of the month at a different location in New York. Recently, Apparu started YellahYell, a space to express love through dining.
Pete Drungle is an acclaimed pianist, composer, and sound designer who lives and works in New York. He’s collaborated with a number of influential musicians, including Ornette Coleman, Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society, Kronos Quartet, Yoko Ono, Craig Harris, and Sean Lennon. Recent accolades include a Bessie Award for Best Composer, a Meet The Composer commission, and composer residencies at Ucross, Wyoming, and Chapter Arts, Cardiff Wales.
Next Nikki, a collaboration between Cat Hartwell (Fannypack, Holy Hail) and Jeremy Parker (Tha Pumpsta, Durty Nanas, Jamstation), explores themes of exile, individuality, sexuality, and identity through music and performance. For this event, Next Nikki will be joined by Jaleel Bunton, Lacy Lancaster, and Teressa Tate.
Saturday Sessions is a program of events designed to introduce wide-ranging directions in performance. The experimental program is structured around collaboration and focuses on engaging MoMA PS1 visitors in a unique, two-hour-long experience. Each session features a different host and will occur every other Saturday of the month in the Third Floor Main Gallery.
**Please be advised: As capacity is limited, Saturday Sessions is a ticketed event. Tickets are free with admission and available only on a first-come, first-served basis. Beginning at 1:00 p.m., tickets will be released at the MoMA PS1 Information desk in the main lobby. Guests with tickets are only guaranteed entry from 2:30-3:00 p.m. Admittance to the gallery after the program begins will be based on capacity.