The 2013 MoMA Nights music series will take place every Thursday in July and August from 5:30-8pm at the museum’s sculpture garden and theater. MoMA Nights will feature indie and up-and-coming bands selected by a PopRally committee that handles many of the museums events. These performing acts have been selected to complement two scheduled sound art exhibitions at the museum.
Soundings: A Contemporary Score (August 1, 8, and 15) presents work by 16 contemporary artists who are using sound in groundbreaking ways. “These artistic responses range from architectural interventions, to visualizations of otherwise inaudible sound, to an exploration of how sound ricochets within a gallery, to a range of field recordings—including echolocating bats, abandoned buildings in Chernobyl, 59 bells in New York City, and a sugar factory in Taiwan.”
The artists in the exhibition are Luke Fowler (Scottish, b. 1978), Toshiya Tsunoda (Japanese, b. 1964), Marco Fusinato (Australian, b. 1964), Richard Garet (Uruguayan, b. 1972), Florian Hecker (German, b. 1975), Christine Sun Kim (American, b. 1980), Jacob Kirkegaard (Danish, b. 1975), Haroon Mirza (British, b. 1977), Carsten Nicolai (German, b. 1965), Camille Norment (American, b. 1970), Tristan Perich (American, b. 1982), Susan Philipsz (Scottish, b. 1965), Sergei Tcherepnin (American, b. 1981), Hong-Kai Wang (Taiwanese, b. 1971), Jana Winderen (Norwegian, b. 1965), and Stephen Vitiello (American, b. 1964).
American Modern: Hopper to O’Keefe (August 22 and 29) features the museums selection of held American artwork from 1915-1950. No medium excluded, this exhibition brings together some of the MoMA’s most celebrated works. It will be less a portrayal of the time period and more a depiction of the institutions role in shaping public knowledge of such artworks. Artists represented include George Bellows, Stuart Davis, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, Alfred Stieglitz, and Andrew Wyeth.
MoMA Nights Music Lineup and Schedule:
Thursday, July 4, 2013 –Ex Cops
Thursday, July 11, 2013 – TEEN
Thursday, July 18, 2013 – Mikal Cronin
Thursday, July 25, 2013 – Ducktails
Thursday, August 1, 2013 – Pauline Oliveros
Thursday, August 8, 2013 – Camille Norment and Stephen Vitiello
Thursday, August 15, 2013 – Tristan Perich and Meehan/Perkins Duo
Thursday, August 22, 2013 – Adam Brisbin
Thursday, August 29, 2013 – Jerron Paxton
Check out the music from the MoMA Nights Lineup: