Kevin Beasley Performance

Sep 15, 2016; 7:00 - 9:00pm
A man working on a computer in a dark room accented with red and blue light.
Credit: Image:Listening Room 2014/2015. ALLGOLD at MoMA PS1 Print Shop. Photo credits: Inva Cota, Stephen Decker, Golnaz Esmaili. Courtesy of the artist.

Listening Room is a focused aural event where three presenters share music and/or sound recordings from their collection in a controlled high quality sound environment to a group of astute listeners. The possibilities of a private intimate experience within a public environment allows one to be present in the moment, uninterrupted.

This program will begin at 7pm sharp. There will be no late entry and no exceptions will be made. Please make sure to arrive extra early for the program. If you are late due to unforeseen circumstances there will be 10 minute intermissions between each set where you will be able to enter the program. Please understand that our intentions are to preserve the focused listening experience of each presenter’s selection. If you have not RSVP’d, please do so as space is limited.

SVA’s fall 2016 art programming launches with “The Beat Goes On,” an exhibition featuring work by Elia Alba, Kevin Beasley, Paul D. Miller, a.k.a., D.J. Spooky, and Tameka Norris, a.k.a. Meka Jean, and curated by visual artist Derrick Adams. For “The Beat Goes On,” the SVA Chelsea Gallery has been transformed into four distinct listening rooms, each presenting a solo show by one of the featured artists. Encompassing photography, sculpture, installation, performance and video works, each room takes music and the history of recorded and transmitted sound as its inspiration. On view August 20 – September 17, “The Beat Goes On” is the first exhibition mounted in the gallery’s newly renovated space. A reception with performances will take place Thursday, September 8, 6:00 – 8:00pm.

Free and open to the public