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Painted Drum by Itta
ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 is pleased to present our second event organized with Tom Tom Magazine, the only print magazine in the world about female drummers. On Sunday January 6th, MoMA PS1 will be host to a performance with women drummers, spread throughout the museum’s floors, engaging in a call and response. Beats will be passed from drummer to drummer via award winning beatboxer Ashley “Say Wut?!” Moyer, who will visit each woman and re-interpret her respective beat. The performers will play on painted drum heads with sticks by the artist Itta, created so that they will be chipping away at their own histories.
Drummers include Tom Tom Magazine founder/editor Mindy Abovitz, and musicians Kristin Mueller (of The Caulfield Sisters, Lucinda Black Bear, Christy & Emily), Sean Desiree (of Bell’s Roar), and Chloe Saavedra (Chaos Chaos, Smoosh).
Free with museum admission.
On view October 21—December 31, 2012
Artists today have a very different relationship to mass consumption and images then artists who first engaged with these topics in the 1960s. Recent technology has created a vast archive of images that is easily accessible by computer, smartphone, and other devices. Technology has also amplified the flexible nature of pictures—early pop culture envisioned throngs of passive consumers while individuals today engage with imagery as active participants. Twenty-first century images are not only distributed from central hubs, but are rapidly circulated and exchanged among peers. The decentralized model has flattened hierarchies, fostering a sense of equivalence and ambiguity in which making, consuming, and sharing are all regarded as creative acts. The five emerging artists in the exhibition engage with images as raw material to create sculptures, videos, photographs, and installations. They recognize the elastic and diffuse nature of images, utilizing pictures to challenge expectations of genre, form, and meaning.
The exhibition features artists Trisha Baga, Lucas Blalock, Josh Kline, Margaret Lee, and Helen Marten.
For more info visit ps1.org
Show closes October 18th.
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