Euphoria

“A confirmation…of Rosefeldt’s shrewdness and intellect as an artist. [It] is worth every minute.”
Sydney Morning Herald

“Breathtakingly perfect…carefully wrought, thought-provoking, elucidating…You will have fun and learn something, too.”
The New York Times

Following the 2016 presentation of his “utterly absorbing” (ARTNews) film installation ManifestoJulian Rosefeldt returns to Park Avenue Armory with Euphoria, an immersive multi-channel film and musical installation that will explore the concepts of “capital, money, and greed” and what Rosefeldt describes as “the destructive potential of unlimited economic growth.” The installation, projected on screens that surround the audience, will feature fragments of quotations from Donna Haraway, Warren Buffet, Socrates, John Steinbeck, Ayn Rand, Ursula K. Le Guin, Milton Friedman, and others, that take on new meaning as they are offered in real and imagined scenes of “euphoric production and consumption,” among them, a bank lobby that fills with surreal magic tricks, dance choreographies and acrobatics, an absurdist assembly line, and an empty supermarket with a prowling singing tiger. Euphoria is scored with original music composed by Samy Moussa and with additional music by Cassie Kinoshi, performed by 140 singers from the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and five acclaimed jazz drummers: Terri Lyne Carrington, Steve Gadd, Yissy García, Eric Harland, and Antonio Sanchez.

Artist Talk: Euphoria with Julian Rosefeldt
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Tickets: $15 (plus fees)

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Commissioned and Produced by Park Avenue Armory

Concept and Direction, Julian Rosefeldt
Composer, Samy Moussa
Additional Music by Cassie Kinoshi
Dramaturge, Tobias Staab
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Director, Dianne Berkun Menaker
Executive Producer, Wassili Zygouris
Director of Photography, Christoph Krauss
Set Design, Nadja Gütze
Costume Design, Bina Daigeler

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Photo: Nelson Antoine

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November 30, 2022–January, 1, 2023

Installation Hours:
Tuesdays–Thursdays: 12:00pm–7:00pm
Fridays: 12:00pm–9:00pm
Saturdays: 12:00pm–7:00pm
Sundays: 12:00pm–6:00pm
Tickets: $18 (plus fees); free for Armory members

Tickets for this production will go on sale at a later date.

Wade Thompson Drill Hall

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