"MoMA MiXX" Party

The Museum of Modern Art

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The inaugural MoMA MiXX event pairs artists Mickalene Thomas and Derrick Adams with Hercules and Love Affair, the musical project of New York based DJ Andy Butler. New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas is known for her elaborate paintings adorned with rhinestones, enamel and colorful acrylics. Her depictions of African American women explore notions of black female celebrity and identity while romanticizing ideas of femininity and power. Derrick Adams' work combines a variety of mediums to craft an animated world populated by pseudo-educational characters. A preoccupation with consumer objects and their presumed demographic posturing, particularly in an urban context, informs his practice of reconfiguring familiar items to expose their persuasive and often duplicitous nature. Hercules and Love Affair's eponymous debut album was released in March 2008 by DFA Records and includes the hit single "Blind" which was named the 2008 Song of the Year by Pitchfork Media. The evening also features DJ sets by Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter, resident DJs of the Mister Saturday Night series. With Doug Singer, Harkin and Carter also produce Sunday Best, the outdoor summer party by the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.



September 26, 2009 from 20:00

Opening Reception on 2009-09-26 from 20:00

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