MoMA PS1 presents Warm Up 2011, beginning July 2 and taking place every Saturday this summer through September 3. Now celebrating its 14th year, the museum’s outdoor series continues its tradition of introducing audiences to experimental live music, sound, performance and DJs. Featured artists include Omar-S, DJ Pierre, Sun Araw, Black Dice, Four Tet, Tanlines, Grimes, Syd Tha Kyd / OFWGKTA, His name is alive and Nguzunguzu. The annual series is held in MoMA PS1’s courtyard, which this year features Holding Pattern by Interboro Partners, an immersive environment that is the winning design of MoMA PS1’s 12th annual Young Architects Program.
This year’s Warm Up marks the second year that the series is conceived by a curatorial committee representing a wide spectrum of expertise and experiences in music, sound and the performing arts. Selected by MoMA PS1 director Klaus Biesenbach and organized by MoMA PS1 curatorial assistant Eliza Ryan, the Warm Up 2011 committee includes Dean Bein, head of True Panther Sounds; Kris Chen, head of A&R at XL Recordings; Robin Carolan, head of Tri Angle Records; Jonathan Galkin, co-founder of DFA Records; Brandon Stosuy, senior writer for Stereogum and contributing editor for The Believer; and Matt Werth, label head of RVNG Intl.
Throughout the summer, installations by CONFETTISYSTEM, Fort Makers, Nightwood and Thunder Horse Video accentuate the Warm Up stage, organized by Jocelyn Miller, MoMA PS1.