Warm Up 2024

Warm Up 2024

Jul 12 – Aug 16

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  • Music

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A DJ stands above a reflect booth which shows a joyful crowd at MoMA PS1's Warm Up.

Filmed by Eva Cruz, Eduardo Donso; Photos by Marissa Alper; Video Editing by Eva Cruz; Graphic Design by Julia Schäfer; Music: “Kiero K Me Kieras” by SoFTT

In Conversation with Reynaldo Rivera

In Conversation with Reynaldo Rivera

The artist speaks with Lauren Mackler and Kari Rittenbach

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Reynaldo Rivera’s work has immortalized the colorful figures circling through his orbit since the early 1980s, when he first began using his camera to record their dreams and desires. His photography refutes the medium’s specious objectivity, reflecting the atmosphere of the surrounding environment by making use of available light—both natural and artificial—as well as shadow.

Rivera’s first solo museum exhibition, Fistful of Love/También la belleza, includes never-before-seen photographs from the artist’s archive, alongside a film newly edited from Hi8 footage. His photographs—which are included in MoMA’s collection—are informed by the drama and deep emotion of boleros and rancheras, the glamor of Old Hollywood and the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, and earlier trailblazers in photography like Nadar, Brassaï and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Rivera joined guest curator Lauren Mackler and MoMA PS1 assistant curator Kari Rittenbach to discuss the exhibition, revealing the stories behind some of his subjects (often friends or lovers), what it means to publicly exhibit his very personal “blue” series, and the experience of looking back on the past three decades of his work.

Read the full conversation at the link below.

Reynaldo Rivera’s work has immortalized the colorful figures circling through his orbit since the early 1980s, when he first began using his camera to record their dreams and desires. His photography refutes the medium’s specious objectivity, reflecting the atmosphere of the surrounding environment by making use of available light—both natural and artificial—as well as shadow.

Rivera’s first solo museum exhibition, Fistful of Love/También la belleza, includes never-before-seen photographs from the artist’s archive, alongside a film newly edited from Hi8 footage. His photographs—which are included in MoMA’s collection—are informed by the drama and deep emotion of boleros and rancheras, the glamor of Old Hollywood and the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, and earlier trailblazers in photography like Nadar, Brassaï and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Rivera joined guest curator Lauren Mackler and MoMA PS1 assistant curator Kari Rittenbach to discuss the exhibition, revealing the stories behind some of his subjects (often friends or lovers), what it means to publicly exhibit his very personal “blue” series, and the experience of looking back on the past three decades of his work.

Read the full conversation at the link below.

Pacita Abad

Pacita Abad

Ends Sep 2

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  • Exhibition

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Photo: Marissa Alper; Video: Elle Rinaldi

Yto Barrada: Le Grand Soir

Melissa Cody

Melissa Cody

Webbed Skies

Ends Sep 9

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Image: Melissa Cody. Untitled. 2022. Wool warp, weft, selvedge cords, and aniline dyes. 106 x 56 in. (269.2 x 142.2 cm). Courtesy the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York. Video: Filmed by Elle Rinaldi; Additional footage courtesy of the Hammer Museum; Video Editing by Elle Rinaldi; Audio Recording by Nora Rodriguez; Graphic Design by Julia Schäfer

Melissa Cody on Weaving and Video Games

Melissa Cody on Weaving and Video Games

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Filmed by Elle Rinaldi; Additional footage courtesy of the Hammer Museum; Video Editing by Elle Rinaldi; Audio Recording by Nora Rodriguez; Graphic Design by Julia Schäfer

Navajo weaving has always reflected the culture and politics in which it was created. And when you grow up in the 1980s, that culture includes Mario Kart, Pac-Man, and Contra. See how Melissa Cody's vibrant weavings draw from her childhood mastery of video games, and how the artist joins a long lineage of innovation and evolution in weaving tradition.

Hard Ground

Hard Ground

Ends Oct 14

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Black and white polaroid of a rooftop. A strange, chimney-like form emerges from the foreground.

Gianna Surangkanjanajai. ROOF. STUB?. 2023. Polaroid. Courtesy the artist

LAST SUMMER

LAST SUMMER

Hear Live Performances from Warm Up 2023

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Relive Warm Up 2023 when you stream LAST SUMMER, a compilation of select live performances from the program. Featuring artists Dreamcrusher, Bergsonist, Dosha, nudo, and Embaci, the release celebrates MoMA PS1’s legendary summer music series, which has hosted avant-garde and experimental performers across genres for 25 years. The album is released on Nina Protocol, a distribution platform co-founded by Mike Pollard, a member of the 2023 Warm Up Host Committee. Available for free, the exclusive release invites fans worldwide to experience the performances anew.

Established in 2021, Nina Protocol supports independent music culture by providing musicians, labels, and listeners with fair and sustainable tools. Nina Protocol is a public, dynamic social network and music archive that allocates 100% of sales to artists.

Bergsonist / Bizaarbazaar, Optimo Music / Morocco/ New York
Selwa Abd, also known as Bergsonist, is a Moroccan-born artist, composer, and creative director based in New York. She utilizes intuitive techniques to explore multifaceted themes of identity, social politics, and technology across various mediums, including video, design, audiovisual performances, and music composition. In her sound performances, she blends electronic manipulations with acoustic sounds, drawing inspiration from musique concrète and other musical traditions.

Dosha / House of Ladosha / New York
Dosha hails from House of Ladosha (est. 2007), a New York City-based artistic collective and musical entity that works in video installation, performance art, drag, and music.

nudo / american southwest / Texas
nudo (est. 2017) is the collaborative musical duo of Joaquin Tenorio (lives Ciudad Juarez) and Eric Hernandez (lives Eagle Pass). The pair inverts regional, Tejano, and norteño sounds as a means of emphasizing the deeply irregular and hybridized phrasings, play styles, traditions, and mythologies encrypted therein.

Embaci / New York
Embaci is an artist, performer, and composer of Caribbean descent and recognized for her celestial voice and lyricism.. Since her debut with the music collective NON-Worldwide, she has established herself as an international multidisciplinary virtuoso.

Reynaldo Rivera

Reynaldo Rivera

Fistful of Love/También la belleza

Ends Sep 9

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Image: Reynaldo Rivera. Carla, Echo Park. 1997. Courtesy the artist and Reena Spaulings Fine Art; Video: Filmed by Elle Rinaldi, Video Editing by Elle Rinaldi, Audio Recording by Nora Rodriguez, Graphic Design by Julia Schäfer

On Pacita Abad

On Pacita Abad

With Ruba Katrib, Joan Kee, and Pio Abad

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Photo: Marissa Alper; Video: Carlton Bright

"I'm glad we've unlearned enough now to really appreciate the ambition of [Pacita's] universe."— Pio Abad

Last month, we hosted a panel on Pacita Abad’s life and legacy as part of our Open House. Featuring Ruba Katrib, Joan Kee, and Pio Abad, the panel delves into the rise of Pacita's visibility within the art world, the intimacy with which she depicted her subjects, and so much more. Watch the full video above, and plan your visit to see Pacita Abad, on view through September 2.