Weekends in early 2015 just got a little bit sexier with the announcement that the Museum of Contemporary Art and slick, much-adored indie music label Future Classic are teaming up to bring a series of parties to the museum’s rooftop.
Taking cues from contemporary museum parties from around the world, this collaboration will bring some very cool electronic talent to the sunny Sculpture Terrace for three Sundays over three months. “My partner Jay and I have always enjoyed visits to documenta in Germany, the Venice Biennale and many contemporary galleries around the world on our travels,” says Future Classic co-founder Nathan McLay of the idea. “That travel and intersection of contemporary art and music opened our eyes to collaborations such as the MoMa PS1 Warm Up series in New York and the Sonar festival in Barcelona, whose day venue is the Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona (MACBA). It is these events that inspired the FCxMCA collaboration."
Launched last weekend as part of the revered MCA Young Ambassador Program, which gives art lovers of 40 or under exclusive access to monthly cultural events, the kick-off gave partygoers a taste of the calibre to come, with performances from George Maple, Panama and Future Classic DJs.
Hitting the stage first in the series will be genre-blurring Norwegian producer and Laneway and Vivid festival favourite Cashmere Cat, playing on January 4. On February 22, London producer, the gritty-cool Redinho (UK) will take the reigns and finally, just before things get frosty in late March, the slinky, slow-jam Swiss man behind everyone’s favourite Destiny’s Child remix, Cyril Hahn, will bring his glittery grooves to close.
With a capacity of just 300 people, these intimate soirees are guaranteed to sell out. Tickets are on sale now from the MCA tickets.mca.com.au.
Sun January 4 – Cashmere Cat (Norway)
Sun February 22 – Redinho (UK)
Sun March 29 – Cyril Hahn (Switzerland)