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Summer 2000 at P.S.1
dal 12/8/2000 al 30/9/2000
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Summer 2000 at P.S.1

MoMA PS1, New York

Day for Families. P.S.1's second annual Day for Families will combine contemporary art, performances, music, food and fun for both children and adults. Artists situated throughout the outdoor galleries will engage visitors in the hands-on creation of contemporary art. Performers and musicians will circulate and special exhibition tours will occur simultaneously. Day for Families is a celebration of community, families and our shared link through creativity and the arts.

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Day for Families
Sunday, August 13, noon-6pm

P.S.1's second annual Day for Families will combine contemporary art, performances, music, food and fun for both children and adults. Artists situated throughout the outdoor galleries will engage visitors in the hands-on creation of contemporary art. Performers and musicians will circulate and special exhibition tours will occur simultaneously. Day for Families is a celebration of community, families and our shared link through creativity and the arts.

The event is free for all families.

Continuing Throughout the Summer

Around 1984: A Look at Art in the Eighties is curated by P.S.1 Senior Curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, and will run from May 21st through September, 2000. This exhibition is a snapshot in time, reflecting many overlapping narratives of art, some in full swing by 1984, some merely beginning.

Stair Procession, by William Kentridge will remain on view as a long-term installation and a part of P.S.1's Vertical Painting series. Stair Procession is organized by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev.

Selected galleries of the exhibition Greater New York will remain on view through August. Many installations including First Attempted Trans-Atlantic Telegraph Cable Crossing, by Julian Laverdiere, and Sauna, by Pia Lindman will continue throughout the summer.

Through September 2000

Long Island City, NY (June 15, 2000) - This summer, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center presents a series of exhibitions and events featuring the work of visual and sonic artists on the subject of sound. Opening Sunday, July 2nd and continuing through September 2nd, will be Volume: Bed of Sound, Max Neuhaus: Drawings and P.S.1's annual DJ series Warm Up 2000 which takes place in an outdoor beach environment created by the architecture group SHoP, along with additional installations and events. P.S.1's summer programs have been made possible in part by the generous support of agnès b., and Maria Rosa and Gilberto Sandretto.

Warm Up 2000: DJ Series
Opening Sunday, July 2nd, noon-6pm
Continuing every Saturday through September 2, 3-9pm

For the third consecutive summer, P.S.1 presents Warm Up 2000, P.S.1's critically acclaimed and enormously popular DJ series held in the outdoor galleries. Last year, Warm Up took place in a fantastic outdoor pavilion by renowned architect Philip Johnson and in 1998, audiences danced in an inflatable playground by Austrian artists Gelatin.

First initiated by Alanna Heiss, Klaus Biesenbach and agnès b., P.S.1's Warm Up DJ series has been hailed as "one of summer's sweetest treats." Speaking of the crowds, one reviewer asserted, "It's as close to collective happiness as you could possibly come."

Over the past two years crowds flocked to the frenzied, experimental sounds of local and international DJs and live musicians: Dimitri from Paris, Gilb-R, Bob Sinclair, Lo-Ki, I-Sound, Thomas Brinkmann, Dean Roberts, Neil Aline, Fischer.Spooner, Jim O'Rourke, Peter Rehberg, Jimi Tenor, Andrea Parker, and many more.

This year, Warm Up 2000 takes place in an outdoor urban beach designed by SHoP and features an eclectic mix of experimental, electronic, hip hop, reggae, and jazzy Afro-Brazilian house, some of the most danceable sounds from around the world. Warm Up 2000 will also feature interactive installations.

Warm Up 2000 DJ series is organized by Jonathan Rudnick of Giant Step with curatorial advisors agnès b. and Russell Haswell.

Warm Up 2000 DJ series is generously supported by agnès b. and Maria Rosa and Gilberto Sandretto.

Additional support for Warm Up 2000 is provided by Brooklyn Brewery, EVIAN Natural Spring Water and Technomad.

Dunescape: an urban beach by SHoP
Opening Sunday, July 2nd, noon-6pm

Dunescape by SHoP transforms P.S.1's courtyard into an oasis. It is the third outdoor environment created for P.S.1's annual Warm Up series, and the debut project of the newly inaugurated MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program, a five-year series of competitions that will annually provide emerging architects the opportunity to realize a project at P.S.1.

SHoP's winning design provides a variety of ways to enjoy the summer weather - visitors will lounge, socialize, sunbathe, wade in pools, or walk through a spray of mist to cool off. The heightened parts of the structure provide shade, while those closer to the ground function as inclined seating areas. One section, a thickened translucent wall, creates individual cabanas where visitors may change their clothing. Lifeguard stands serve as performance platforms. Water runs across the entire surface, collecting in pools throughout the courtyard as a mist garden disperses water into the air.

Accompanying the environment will be a line of summer products - towels, beach chairs, umbrellas, t-shirts, hats, shorts - that allow museum visitors to enjoy the sun-drenched space.

SHoP's partners are Christopher R. Sharples, William W. Sharples, Coren D. Sharples, Kimberly J. Holden and Gregg A. Pasquarelli.

Also opening Sunday, July 2nd is Young Architects, an exhibition presenting the architectural drawings from the proposals of the three finalists in the MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program organized by Terence Riley, Chief Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art. Finalists include SHoP, Taeg Nishimoto, and LOT/EK.

The creation of Dunescape is the result of the combined efforts of P.S.1 and The Museum of Modern Art through the newly initiated MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program. Dunescape and Young Architects are made possible by Judy and Peter Price. Additional generous support is provided by John K. Castle, Dr. Axel and Lili Stawski, Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, The Contemporary Arts Council ofThe Museum of Modern Art, and other individual donors.

Volume: Bed of Sound
Opening Sunday, July 2nd, noon-6pm

Volume: Bed of Sound is an encompassing exhibition of sound works in an unusual setting. Sound art is presented in two parts: works by approximately 60 artists are experienced through headphones while lying on New York's largest futon bed. In another space, sound is experienced collectively through loudspeakers for casual or prolonged listening. Volume explores the roots of sound discovery and allows the audience to draw parallels between the live DJs and performances in the outdoor Warm Up series. The café features an archive of audio archives. The opening reception of Volume will include performers Marianne Nowottny, Language, Ming & FS and Datach'i, as well as a taste of upcoming DJs in the series.

Volume is curated by P.S.1 Director Alanna Heiss and Elliott Sharp. The exhibition is designed by P.S.1 Senior Curator Klaus Biesenbach, and realized by Wendell Walker. Curatorial advisors for Volume include Russell Haswell, agnès b., and John Head.

Volume is made possible thanks to the generous support of Maria Rosa and Gilberto Sandretto.

As a complement to Volume, installations by Ugo Rondinone, Christian Marclay, Pipilotti Rist and Jonathan Bepler incorporate sound and vision, bridging aspects of perception.

In the main entrance of P.S.1, Ugo Rondinone presents So Much Water So Close to Home (1998/2000). His installation of fake wood-paneling, yellow-tinted PVC windows, and Plexiglas emits music from the round car speakers embedded in its structure. The entire construction gives the overall illusion that the wood extends around and beyond the windows, producing a tunnel-vision effect.

For P.S.1, Jonathan Bepler has composed a minimally visual, 4-channel speaker installation that emanates a one-hour loop of organic and synthetic sound. The sounds from each speaker play off one another, so that each speaker takes on a different "personality." The quadro-phonic system allows the music to rotate around the listener producing a physical effect in the "viewer" which evokes the visual.

In a historical return to P.S.1, Christian Marclay presents his floor installation of vinyl records, which originally debuted at P.S.1's Clocktower Gallery in 1987. Approximately 1,500 12-inch found records (ranging from classical to disco to drum and bass) tile P.S.1's first-floor hallway. Visitors are invited to walk on the records. During the course of the summer, dirt and scratches will accumulate as a visual record of the viewer's presence.

The first video ever produced by Pipilotti Rist, I'm Not The Girl Who Misses Much (1986) shows the blurred image of the artist singing over and over again the title from a John Lennon song. Her breasts are exposed, as she dances around like a marionnette at high speed. Her voice and image become distorted as the video changes momentum, the overall effect being both humor and neurosis.

Max Neuhaus: Drawings
Opening Sunday, July 2nd, noon-6pm

Max Neuhaus: Drawings features a selection of works on paper which complement the pioneering artist's celebrated sound works. Never before exhibited in the U.S., these works refer to the site-specific sound installations he has created since the sixties.

This exhibition focuses on some of Neuhaus' most well-known works including Fan Music, originally installed on Manhattan rooftops in 1968, Walkthrough, created for a New York City subway station in 1973, and Times Square installed in New York's Times Square from 1977 to 1992.

Max Neuhaus: Drawings is curated by P.S.1 Senior Curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and is made possible thanks to the generous support of Lisson Gallery, London.

Special Projects
Opening Sunday, July 2nd, noon-6pm

The P.S.1 Special Projects Program showcases the work of artists distinguished by the site-specific, process-oriented or audience-oriented nature of their work. Each year, 12 artists have the opportunity to develop and present a newly created project. Throughout the program period, artists will be working with their studio doors open to the public, allowing for an opportunity of exchange between artist and audience. Opening Sunday, July 2nd, P.S.1 will present Special Projects by Carola Dertnig, Amy Gartrell, and Fassih Keiso, selected by the National and International Studio Program Jury 1999-2000.

New York-based artist Amy Gartrell, playing with psychedelic imagery, presents Feeling Stupid, a mixed media installation including paintings, sculpture, and a wall painting.

Syrian-Australian artist Fassih Keiso creates an elaborate installation They Shoot Belly Dancers Don't They? comprising, among other elements, photography, decoration, a synthetic garden and videos on monitors. His work includes references to the representation of the body and sexuality in Arabic society.

New York-based Austrian artist Carola Dertnig's project Fly By Production is a playroom. It is based on a collaboration with PS1's art camp coordinated by Lori Reinauer, and encourages children to participate creatively in the installation as well to communicate through homemade phones between the exhibition space and the basement classrooms.

Special Projects is supported in part by the Austrian
Cultural Institute of New York

In addition, P.S.1 curators Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Klaus Biesenbach have selected new works by young European artists Elisabetta Benassi and Martin Dammann.

For You'll never walk alone (2000), Italian artist Elisabetta Benassi (b.1966) imagined her alter ego, Bettagol, playing soccer with Pier Paolo Pasolini. The match is portrayed as a dance or a game where two identities meet, overlap, split and are exchanged, suggesting mechanisms of memory, dreams and intimacy.

German artist Martin Dammann (b. 1965) presents Rescription / Swinging (1997), a silent video based on the digital reconstruction through animation programs of the motions of a camera vividly moving over scenery of a playground. This very contemporary video projection recalls the sweeping gestures of landscape painting.

Min Tanaka: Dreaming Trees-Flying in Nexus
July 7, 8 & 9 and 13, 14, 15 & 16, 4-6pm

The site-specific roof-top presentation Dreaming Trees-Flying in Nexus continues Butoh dancer Min Tanaka's "Life Contract" with the P.S.1, the annual series for which Tanaka has committed to return to the museum for the duration of his life.

These performances, rooted in the butoh tradition, further elaborate Tanaka's long-term investigation of the relationship between the body and the environment.

Tanaka and a troupe of dancers (Shiho Ishihara, Dana Iovacchini, Jorge Schutze, and Zack Fuller) will perform Dreaming Trees-Flying in Nexus, July 7, 8 & 9, 13, 14, 15 & 16, from 4PM to 6PM.

This project was organized by curator Kazue Kobata in collaboration with P.S.1 Director Alanna Heiss.

Dreaming Trees-Flying in Nexus is supported in part by the Asian Cultural Council.

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