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Cashing In.

We want to make sure you’re up-to-date on the exciting events that will be taking place next Saturday!

The Workers is the new installation-in-progress that is scheduled to open on May 28th. This exhibition will feature the works of 25+ artists who will explore work and labor and how it is presented in contemporary art.

Viewers can expect to see photos, video, paintings, and sculptures in this installation. The picture above previews a new work by a local artist, Mary Lum!

Dead Labor Day by Sam Durrant will be shown at MASS MoCA as well! We were able to talk with Durrant’s assistant – Joe Montgomery – about this disturbingly intriguing sculpture. “It’s a recreation of the gallows that were used to hang the Chicago 5,” said Joe.

The hanging took place after a battle for break-time during the work day. “Your break was a sacrifice,” said Joe. The sculpture will replicate the hanging platform, but will also include a water cooler and chairs in which patrons can experience the relaxation that was fought for.

And waddaya know? Rosanne Cash’s performance follows the opening of The Workers. Cash will be rockin’ out in MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center! Author, musician, and daughter of a legend- Cash will bestow upon us her melodic voice that cries out soulful lyrics. Expect to hear covers off of her new album, The List. When Cash was on tour with her father, he made her a list of “100 Essential Country Songs” which she was instructed to become familiar with. The List is a compilation of selected songs from the essentials.

We’re very excited for May 28th! Aren’t you??

Thanks again to Miss Danelle Cheney for the photos of The Workers!

Posted May 18, 2011 by MASS MoCA
Filed under BLOG, Music, The Workers
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