MoMA PS1 presents Warm Up 2016, beginning June 11 and taking place every Saturday this summer through August 27. A New York summer staple now in its 19th year, Warm Up, MoMA PS1’s highly anticipated outdoor music series continues its tradition of introducing audiences to the best in experimental music, sound, and DJs—both local and international—across a range of genres. Warm Up supports both established and emerging artists by creating a platform that allows for experimentation and provides a space for collaboration, new material, and side projects.
Warm Up is held in MoMA PS1’s courtyard, which this year will feature an installation by Mexico City-based architecture firm Escobedo Solíz Studio, the winning design of the 17th annual Young Architects Program (YAP). M. Wells Dinette will be open for cocktails and will be serving grab-and-go summer fare in the courtyard for Warm Up Saturdays.
The series is programmed by a curatorial committee selected by the museum to represent a wide spectrum of expertise and experience in music, sound, and the performing arts, resulting in a unique lineup of artists that explore, interpret, and combine genres. Warm Up is organized by Taja Cheek, Curatorial Assistant; Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer; and Lucy Lie, Production Coordinator. The Warm Up 2016 curatorial committee includes Dean Bein, True Panther Sounds; Jace Clayton, DJ /rupture; Jonathan Galkin, DFA Records; Eliza Ryan; Brandon Stosuy, Pitchfork; Imogene Strauss, Cool Managers; and Matt Werth, RVNG Intl.
Warm Up will feature rotating stage environments by young, emerging design talent —including Anous and Arnold, Mimi Bai, Bittertang, CONFETTISYSTEM, Nitemind, Sit and Read, and Justin Sloane.
Special thanks to Ace Hotel New York.