Nonobject(ive): Summer Happenings

Nonobject(ive): Summer Happenings at The Broad is a series of late-night music, performance and spoken word that will take place one Saturday night a month from June through September 2016. Nonobject(ive) takes inspiration from objects in the Broad collection while shifting focus towards the immersive and immaterial, including performance, dance, music and spoken word. Occupying various spaces throughout the museum and plaza, Nonobject(ive) will orchestrate a constellation of thrilling musicians, performers and multi-media artists taking their thematic calling from pop artists, artists who shaped the 80s and 90s underground and rave scenes and downtown Manhattan cultures, and the many guises of special exhibition artist, Cindy Sherman, whose work will be featured in The Broad’s first special exhibition Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life. These events fluctuate between happening, salon and scene and will animate important influences of the leading artists of our time.

Series Guest Curators

Bradford Nordeen is an independent curator and writer who lives in Los Angeles and Brooklyn, NY. The founder of Dirty Looks, a bi-coastal platform for queer experimental film and video and its site-specific, offshoot series Dirty Looks: On Location, Nordeen is the Platinum Programmer for Outfest Los Angeles. His writing has been published in Art In America, Afterimage, Lambda Literary, X-TRA, Little Joe and Butt Magazine. He is the author and co-editor of three Dirty Looks publications: Dirty Looks at MoMA, Check Your Vernacular and the Dirty Looks Volumes series.

Brandon Stosuy recently joined Kickstarter to lead a project you’ll hear about soon. He previously worked as Director of Editorial Operations at Pitchfork. Stosuy is a Music Curator at MoMA PS1 and The Broad museum in L.A, and co-curates the Tinnitus music series with Adam Shore. For the past several years he and the artist Matthew Barney have collaborated on an ongoing series of live events and publications. ADAC, their most recent book-length project, was published in 2013 by Dashwood. He curated the multi-media art/music exhibition, Rural Violence, which opened in August 2015 in Troy, New York (with book to follow). It has since been expanded and re-staged at Barney's studio, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His anthology, Up Is Up, But So Is Down: New York's Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992, was published by NYU Press in 2006, and he has a children's book, Music Is...., forthcoming on Simon & Schuster in October 2016. He lives in Brooklyn, with his wife and two children.