MoMA PS1’s VW Sunday Sessions will return for a sixth season beginning on October 22, with 15 live programs that address a range of current social and political issues, explore the life and legacy of alternative spaces, and foster cross-disciplinary collaboration. Encompassing performance, music, dance, conversation, and film, VW Sunday Sessions underscores how live art forms encourage engagement with our contemporary world. Featuring a wide range of artists, curators, collectives, and activist groups, with a particular focus on those based in New York City, the 2017-2018 schedule follows below. Additional programs will be announced as the season progresses. Highlights include:
- A conversation with artist Carolee Schneemann for the opening of her first U.S. retrospective, Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting, on October 22.
- A series of programs presented in conjunction with the exhibition Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983, on view at The Museum of Modern Art, featuring film, poetry, performances, discussion, and music that celebrates the legacy of New York’s alternative spaces.
- An afternoon of screenings, performance, and discussions on November 12 with artists and writers whose work engages mainstream media to counter preconceived racial narratives, with Alexandra Bell, Sable Elyse Smith, Kameelah Rasheed, D0use and Devin N. Morris.
- The return of last year’s acclaimed Come Together: Music Festival and Label Market, presented with Other Music, featuring more than 60 record labels, expanded live programming, and extended hours on March 24.