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Kevin Beasley with Taja Cheek

SAT, Jan 12, 2019
6 pm

Floor 8

Kevin Beasley: A view of a landscape presents a series of live performances by Kevin Beasley and other artists throughout the run of the exhibition. Beasley and his collaborators will interact directly with the cotton gin motor installation to produce new sound compositions in the gallery space. In this performance, Beasley is joined by Taja Cheek.

Kevin Beasley earned his MFA from Yale University in 2012 and has been exhibiting his work since 2006. He recently had a solo exhibition at ICA Boston and has had previous one-person shows at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Project Row Houses, Houston; Casey Kaplan, New York; and kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia. Beasley has performed widely and has been featured in major group exhibitions including the 2014 Whitney Biennial and the 2018 Liverpool Biennial. His work has been featured at institutions including MoMA PS1 and The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; The Renaissance Society, Chicago; and Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans.

Taja Cheek is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and vocalist from Brooklyn, who released her self-titled debut LP as L’Rain in 2017. She works as an Assistant Curator at MoMA PS1, where she co-organizes the ongoing Warm Up and VW Sunday Sessions series.

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