The Magazine Sessions 2016: Emily Sundblad, Juliana Huxtable, Ken Okiishi and Musarc

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

18 Apr 2016 - 7:15 PM

The Magazine Sessions 2016: Emily Sundblad, Juliana Huxtable, Ken Okiishi and Musarc

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Emily Sundblad's Dichterliebe/Divine Bitches Part Two is an erotic collage operetta featuring Juliana Huxtable. It is the second instalment of the collaborative performance work originally conceived for The Kitchen, New York, in April 2015. Texts written by Sundblad and Juliana Huxtable (and some taken from online porn sites) are punctuated by lieder from Robert Schumann’s song cycle Dichterliebe and hit songs rearranged as classical choral compositions by Pete Drungle. Featuring artists Juliana Huxtable and Ken Okiishi, as well as vocal performances by Musarc. Programmed in collaboration with Fiorucci Art Trust. Flowers by The Tuk Tuk Flowerstudio, Mayfair.

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Tickets to this Session included late-night viewing of the exhibition DAS INSTITUT at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery from 7:30pm. 

Taking place monthly during spring, winter and late autumn, The Magazine Sessions is a new series of experimental and immersive events taking place in The Magazine at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, presented in collaboration with Fiorucci Art Trust and with the participation of The Magazine restaurant. 

Emily Sundblad is an artist and singer, as well as a co-founder of the gallery Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York. She has exhibited and performed extensively during the last ten years, both as a solo artist and performer and in collaboration with others. Collaborative projects include Reena Spaulings the artist and Grand Openings with Ei Arakawa, Jutta Koether, Jay Sanders and Stefan Tcherepnin.  She is based in New York.

The 2016 Magazine Sessions are: 

Monday 15 February: Matt CopsonA Woodland Truce, with music by Felicita and vocal performances by Musarc
Monday 21 March: Karl HolmqvistPPPPJJHAAARRRRVEY
Monday 18 April: Emily SundbladDictherliebe / Divine Bitches Part Two featuring Juliana Huxtable and Ken Okiishi as well as vocal performances by Musarc
Monday 16 May: Celia HemptonTor
Monday 21 November: Christian Holstad
Monday 12 December: Anthea Hamilton

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The Magazine Sessions 2016: Emily Sundblad, Juliana Huxtable, Ken Okiishi and Musarc

Friday, 29th April 2016
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The Magazine Sessions 2016: Emily Sundblad performance image 6

The Magazine Sessions, Emily Sundblad: Dichterliebe/Divine Bitches Part Two, with Juliana Huxtable, Ken Okiishi and Musarc. Photo © Plastiques Photography
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The Magazine Sessions 2016: Emily Sundblad performance image 2

The Magazine Sessions, Emily Sundblad: Dichterliebe/Divine Bitches Part Two, with Juliana Huxtable, Ken Okiishi and Musarc. Photo © Plastiques Photography
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The Magazine Sessions 2016: Emily Sundblad performance image 3

The Magazine Sessions, Emily Sundblad: Dichterliebe/Divine Bitches Part Two, with Juliana Huxtable, Ken Okiishi and Musarc. Photo © Plastiques Photography
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The Magazine Sessions 2016: Emily Sundblad performance image 4

The Magazine Sessions, Emily Sundblad: Dichterliebe/Divine Bitches Part Two, with Juliana Huxtable, Ken Okiishi and Musarc. Photo © Plastiques Photography
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The Magazine Sessions 2016: Emily Sundblad performance image 5

The Magazine Sessions, Emily Sundblad: Dichterliebe/Divine Bitches Part Two, with Juliana Huxtable, Ken Okiishi and Musarc. Photo © Plastiques Photography