FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Live performances announced for CMOA and VIA collaboration
Music lineup includes Kelela (Los Angeles), Dinner (Berlin/LA), Juliana Huxtable (NYC)
May 9, 2015 / 7–11p.m. / 18+
$15 advance / $20 at the door / $10 students with ID
Tickets available March 13
#NOWSEETHIS Spring Party
Dance. Snap. Share.
Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) and VIA announce the artist lineup for #NOWSEETHIS, a celebration of the museum’s explorations of visual culture through its Hillman Photography Initiative. The party unfolds through live music performances and interactive installations curated by VIA, along with the official launch of the Initiative’s print photobook, A People’s History of Pittsburgh, and the close of the innovative exhibition Antoine Catala: Distant Feel.
The night’s music lineup features an intriguing set of artists who are pushing new sounds, identity, and performance in exciting directions.
Kelela is a Los Angeles–based vocalist and songwriter whose forward-thinking music fuses popular R&B and underground club sounds. Topping numerous year-end lists and festival bookings—with her debut EP Cut 4 Me listed as one of Complex’s 50 Best Albums of 2013, and breakout performance at the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival—she is a quickly rising star and one to keep watching in 2015. Her next EP, Hallucinogen, drops May 5, featuring an exciting new collaboration with Arca – a breakout 24-year-old producer from Venezuela whose list of co-productions include FKA Twigs (EP2), Bjork (Vulnicura) and Kanye West (Yeezus).
Fresh off an April tour with Mac DeMarco, Dinner is the alias for Danish singer and producer Anders Rhedin. Full of echoes of sweaty depressions, spiritual longings, and early-morning trances, Dinner sounds a bit like a sun-bleached cassette tape you’d find stuck behind your car’s dashboard, or the male descendant of Nico singing Eno-esque pop songs on discarded Julian Cope tracks, with some Danish darkwave thrown in for good measure. Whomever you ask, his sound defies simple classification, with influences that range from rock ‘n’ roll and pop giants like Michael Jackson and Velvet Underground, to experimental tape-music pioneers like Steve Reich. Alternating between LA, Berlin and Copenhagen, Dinner lives a somewhat nomadic existence, playing shows at festivals and galleries all over the world. He’s currently working on his debut full-length in LA – look out for that in 2015.
Juliana Huxtable is a DJ/producer, writer, model, and outspoken trans voice from NYC. And according to Vogue, the “Star of the 2015 New Museum Triennial” where her series of digital self-portraits currently hang alongside a striking 3D sculpture in collaboration with artist Frank Benson. Antoine Catala is also a Triennial artist, where his Distant Feel project shares a co-commission with CMOA.
Available for the first time: A People’s History of Pittsburgh (published by Spaces Corners and CMOA, $19.95) draws upon more than 1,400 user-submitted photographs taken throughout the region and spanning more than a century.
The Hillman Photography Initiative at CMOA is an incubator for innovative thinking about the photographic image.
Live visuals, interactive installations, and more to be announced in the coming weeks.
For a chance to win tickets to the event, CMOA and VIA invite people to post photos on Instagram of their after hours selfies with the hashtag #NOWSEETHIS.
Tickets for Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Members are on sale now!
Public release: Friday, March 13.
Support for the Hillman Photography Initiative is provided by the William T. Hillman Foundation and the Henry L. Hillman Foundation.
Carnegie Museum of Art
Located at 4400 Forbes Avenue in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, it is nationally and internationally recognized for its distinguished collection of American and European painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the 19th century to the present. Founded in 1896, the Carnegie International is one of the oldest surveys of contemporary art worldwide. The Heinz Architectural Center, part of Carnegie Museum of Art, is dedicated to enhancing understand of the built environment through its exhibitions, collections, and public programs. The Hillman Photography Initiative serves as an incubator for innovative thinking about the photographic image. For more information about Carnegie Museum of Art, call 412.622.3131 or visit our website at www.cmoa.org.
VIA is a Pittsburgh-based collective that produces events and projects exploring the intersection of emerging music, new media art, and technology in various forms IRL and online. Initiated in 2010 with the help of a Sprout Seed Award, the annual VIA Festival has been recognized as a Top 10 festival by Resident Advisor, and received praise from the Huffington Post, Creators Project, Dazed Magazine, and others for cutting-edge programming that brings together experimental artists and rising stars from home and around the world. VIA is a proud member of the International Cities of Advanced Sound (ICAS) Network, a consortium of festivals and organizations dedicated to the advancement of adventurous music and digital culture. www.via-hq.com / www.via2014.com
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