#InTheLoop | MoMA PS1’s Warm Up Series Is Back + As Popular As Ever
BY QEDC It's In Queens
MoMA PS1’s Warm Up 2021 is so popular that all three shows sold out soon after tickets became available. (They went faster than hotcakes!)
However, the outdoor concerts ─ scheduled for Aug. 7, Aug. 14, and Aug. 21 ─ are still available online and there’s a beach option.
On each Saturday, attendees will enjoy DJ sets and live performances by Amorphous, Yung Baby Tate, Yu Su, glaive and ericdoa, Sango, foreigner, La Goony Chonga, and others from 4 pm to 8 pm. (Doors open at 2 pm.)
The jams are set for Rashid Johnson’s Stage, a participatory installation and sound work that draws on the history of the microphone as a tool for protest and public oratory. Located in the center of the courtyard, the space harkens back to the earliest days of Warm Up, when performances were often viewed in the round. Plus, it’s near current installations, such as the ones on Gregg Bordowitz and Niki de Saint Phalle.
Then, the show really will go on. On the Sunday after each Warm Up 2021 session, emerging musicians will bring their talent and sounds to The Rockaway Hotel for two hours of DJ sets on the Second Floor Sundeck and Harbor Room, starting at 4 pm. (These are not sold out, and attendance is $20.)
MoMA PS1 had presented Warm Up every year since 1998, but the 2020 series was cancelled due to COVID-19. Last year, an abbreviated, one-day Warm Up Returns happened on Sept. 5. Program alums include contemporary creators Solange, Black Dice, Cardi B, Jamie XX, Lizzo, Skepta, Thom Yorke, Four Tet, and A-Trak as well as legendary DJs including Derrick May, DJ Premier, and Honey Dijon.
Located at 22-25 Jackson Ave. off 46th Avenue in Long Island City, MoMA PS1 is near the Court Square-23rd Street station for the E, M, 7, and G subway lines.
Top image: Scott Hoffmann; bottom images: Charles Roussel