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The Jewish Museum to Host The Wind Up Party with JD Samson and MEN with Gavin Russom, 3/27

The Jewish Museum to Host The Wind Up Party with JD Samson and MEN with Gavin Russom, 3/27

The Jewish Museum presents the next event in its popular series, The Wind Up, after-hours events featuring art, live music, activities, and an open bar, with SHAPE DANCE on Thursday, March 27 from 8pm to 11pm. Focused on the recently opened Other Primary Structures, a major exhibition of global Minimal sculpture, the evening includes a live set by the dance band JD Samson & MEN, a DJ set by Gavin Russom, exhibition tours of Other Primary Structures, temporary tattoos and geometric jewelry making projects inspired by the exhibition, and an open bar with beer and wine.

Tickets for the March 27 event are $13 in advance; $18 day of event. For further information, the public may call212.423.3337. Tickets for this program can be purchased online at TheJewishMuseum.org/TheWindUp. The Jewish Museum is located at Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, Manhattan.

MEN is a Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective led by LE TIGRE's JD Samson. MEN focus on the energy of live performance and radical potential of dance music. Their music references current events and social issues through lyrical content and an inventive, high-energy stage show. The group began in 2007 with the DJ/production/remix team of LE TIGRE members JD Samson and Johanna Fateman. With LE TIGRE on hiatus, the duo began to write new songs and merged their efforts with JD's other project HIRSUTE (Michael O'Neill, JD Samson, Emily Roysdon and Ginger Brooks Takahashi). JD and Michael now comprise the core of MEN, with Johanna Fateman and Emily Roysdon contributing as writers, consultants, and producers.

Gavin Russom is a musician, producer, DJ and visual artist. His work across various media explores the ways in which sound, vision and space can transform consciousness and connect the individual with the vital energy present in all earthly things. His critically hailed 2005 album The Days of Mars is a vivid psychedelic epic that drew upon disparate fields of influence including ritual drumming, devotional chants, spiritual jazz, 20th century minimalist composition, kosmische musik, European disco and Detroit techno. A prolific and inventive producer, Russom has remixed tracks for Cut Copy, The Juan Maclean and Caribou, and has DJed extensively in venues around the world.

This spring, The Jewish Museum is presenting a major exhibition of sculpture from the 1960s featuring the work of artists from Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, much of which has rarely been seen in the United States. Other Primary Structures revisits the premise of and builds upon the Museum's seminal 1966 exhibition Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors, the first American museum exhibition to survey the style now known as Minimalism. Primary Structures introduced the public to such artists as Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Walter De Maria, Robert Morris, and others-figures unknown at the time but soon to become synonymous with a radically new approach to sculpture. Nearly 50 years later, Other Primary Structures revisits this formative moment in art history while also reexamining the period from today's far more global perspective. The first part of the exhibition titled Others 1, on view from March 14 - May 18, 2014, examines work created between 1960 and 1967, while Others 2, on view from May 25 - August 3, presents work created between 1967 and 1970, some of which was directly influenced by the 1966 Primary Structures exhibition at The Jewish Museum.

About The Jewish Museum: Widely admired for its exhibitions and collections that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is one of the world's preeminent institutions devoted to exploring art and Jewish culture from ancient to contemporary. The Jewish Museum organizes a diverse schedule of internationally acclaimed and award-winning temporary exhibitions as well as dynamic and engaging programs for families, adults, and school groups. For general information, visit the Museum's website at TheJewishMuseum.org or call 212.423.3200.

Pictured: (left) JD Samson; (right) Visitors to Other Primary Structures at The Jewish Museum. Photos by Will Raggazino/SocialShutterbug.com.

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