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Tomorrow: See Deadpan Watercolor Paintings and Hear Nick Hook at MoMA PS1

It’ll be a crisp 92 degrees tomorrow at PS1—perfect temperature for a Warm Up.

by Annie Armstrong
Aug 14 2015, 6:35pm

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys. Pygmy Elephant In Egypt. 2015. Pencil and watercolor on off-white cardboard in wooden frame, 81 x 121 x 2 cm framed. Unique. © Kristien Daem. Courtesy: Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi

There are only three weeks left to enjoy the clusterfunk of art and music that is MoMA PS1’s Warm Up 2015 series, which has thus far included Tiga sets and Big Data art, performances by Baauer and Skepta, and even a pack of ancient puppets.

Time’s a-ticking, and tomorrow’s lineup features Nick Hook, Veronica Vasicka, Vessel, Ninos Du Brasil, Cut Hands, French Fries playing back to back with Bambounou. In addition to a great lineup, you can also check out Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys’ series Fine Arts, a collection of 15 steel sculptures, several video installations, and around 80 watercolor paintings. The mission of Fine Arts is to be “deadpan,” according to the work’s press release, meaning “funny and blank at the same time.”

See what you think of some images of the work below, or see them for yourself tomorrow.

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys. Spitalfields in the 19th Century. 2015. Pencil and watercolor on off-white cardboard in wooden frame, 36 x 50 x 2 cm framed. Unique. © Kristien Daem. Courtesy: Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys. Venus as a Peasant. 2015. Pencil and watercolor on off-white cardboard in wooden frame, 121 x 81 x 2 cm framed. Unique. © Kristien Daem. Courtesy: Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi

Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys. Four Dogs and a Cat on a Bicycle. 2015. Pencil and watercolor on off-white cardboard in wooden frame. Image courtesy Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels.

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys. Five Mythical Figures. 2015. Pencil and watercolor on off-white cardboard in wooden frame, 81 x 121 x 2 cm framed. Unique. © Kristien Daem. Courtesy
: Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi

Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys. Installation view of Tram 3, 2015, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. Photo by Johnna Arnold

Click here to learn more about MoMA PS1's Warm Up 2015. 

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