The Shed announce their first group of commissions for their 2019 inaugural season

Yesterday The Shed announced their first group of commissions for their 2019 inaugural season. The seven programs reflect The Shed’s mission to ‘nurture artistic invention across the widest range of disciplines’.

The Shed as seen from the High Line, Feb 2018. Photo: Ed Lederman

They include:
Soundtrack of America: A new live production celebrating the unrivaled impact of African American music on art and popular culture over the past 100 years, conceived by acclaimed filmmaker and artist Steve McQueen and developed and produced with music industry legend Quincy Jones, NYU Associate Professor of Music Maureen Mahon, and seminal hip-hop producer Dion ‘No I.D.’ Wilson

Reich Richter Pärt:A live performance/exhibition pairing works by painter Gerhard Richter with a new composition by Steve Reich and extant composition by Arvo Pärt

Norma Jeane Baker of Troy: A reinvention of Euripides’ Helen by poet Anne Carson, starring Ben Whishaw and Renée Fleming

Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise (working title): An original live production co-conceived by Chen Shi-Zheng and Kung Fu Panda screenwriters Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, with songs by Sia and choreography by Akram Khan

Expansive exhibitions devoted to extant and newly commissioned work by trailblazing artists Trisha Donnelly and Agnes Denes

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Finally,the Shed announced an unprecedented opportunity for New York City-based, early-career artists of all disciplines to develop and showcase their work throughout The Shed’s spaces via the Open Call commissioning program: theshed.org/open-call/

The Shed (Opening spring 2019) 30th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues
Offices: 423 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019 theshed.org

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