Raising temperatures means it’s summertime, which can only mean it is once again time for the Warm Up parties hosted by MoMA PS1.
For residents of Long Island City, prepare to get free entry every Saturday through September (to feel vindicated for the fact that none of your friends ever visit you).
For seasoned residents of Manhattan and other boroughs, prepare to be surprised at how easily accessible Long Island City is by train (your trusty Uptown E, M, 7, and G trains drop you a few blocks from the museum).
For everyone else, Uber is…you know, super convenient.
The list of musical acts – curated by Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large of MoMA – looks awesome and caters more to the true electronic music enthusiast than to the Coachella/EDM set. The line-up miraculously does not include Björk, but I wouldn’t put it past her to make a surprise appearance. (Ah, to witness the miracle of rumor-birth!)
In addition to cutting-edge sounds, The Warm Up series always boasts a pretty cool installation piece, like last year’s self-generating fungus tower.
Based on the renderings, this year’s installation is sure not to disappoint, with a huge water purifying structure entitled “COSMO”- created by New York/Madrid architecture firm Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation (the winning design of the 16th annual Young Architects Program).
According to their website, the Warm Up series will also feature “rotating stage environments” by emerging artists: 69, Chen Chen & Kai Williams, Fort Makers, Fort Standard, The Principals, and Sit and Read.
So if your interests include eating, drinking, humongous eco-friendly art installations, or head-bobbing to electronic tunes, head to MoMA PS1 for the Warm Up series 18th year of programming, every Saturday evening starting June 27th throughout the summer.