Last night MoMA PS1 threw a party to inaugurate its’ summer season, on the heels of the popular Warm Up music series, which begins today.  The laid back positivity of the Pachanga Boys, aka Aksel Schauffler (Kompakt) and Mauricio Rebelledo (Hippie Dance,) headlines today’s lineup of diverse music.

The centerpiece for the courtyard this year is COSMO from Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation, the winner of the annual Young Architects Program (YAP).  COSMO is a moveable feast of varied ecosystems within a working water filtration system that looks like a stage set from Burning Man.  The installation hopes to bring awareness to the worlds water shortage that is shrinking in exponential numbers.  The elaborate tubing lights up like a festive chandelier when the water inside is purified casting a colorful nighttime glow on its surroundings.  Raise a glass.

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Inside, one should take a moment to appreciate Wael Shawky’s Cabaret Crusades and Math Bass’s Off the Clock, or spend some time in the sixth dimension of the brilliant Escher-like installation, The Flat Side of the Knife, by Samara Golden.

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Installation View of The Flat Side of the Knife by Samara Golden

 

Complete line-up of events this summer at PS1 MoMA here: http://momaps1.org/warmup/

More on Andrés Jaques’ Cosmo and the Office for Political Innovation here: https://vimeo.com/118853150