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MoMA PS1’s Warm Up Series Turns 25 This Summer. Meet 6 DJs Playing the Legendary Event

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MoMA PS1 Warm Up 1998. Image courtesy of MoMA PS1.

Immortalized in Mia Hansen-Løve’s Eden, an ode to the height of the rave age, and cemented in the memories of merrymakers and art-lovers alike, MoMA PS1’s Warm Up series is music history. Over its 25-year run, the summer daytime party rendezvous has hosted the likes of Carl Craig, Solange, Arca, Richie Hawtin, Animal Collective, Cardi B, Honey Dijon, and Doss in the museum’s courtyard, often on stages or structures commissioned by local artists. “It’s nearly impossible to alter the basic formula for summer music within a contemporary arts context,” says Kari Rittenbach, assistant curator at MoMA PS1 and co-organizer of Warm Up. “We invented it!”

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