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Temporary Arrangement: Anna Oxygen

A series organized by Wynne Greenwood

“Temporary Arrangements” is a unique concert series that invites artists to form one-night-only bands and stage their premiere—and, by definition, also final—performances at the New Museum. Curated by Wynne Greenwood, the series emerges out of the DIY ethos of Greenwood’s legendary feminist band Tracy + the Plastics, an all-girl group that toured the country from 1999 to 2006, in which she played all three parts—frontwoman, drummer, and keyboardist. “Temporary Arrangements” proposes a collaborative model that is makeshift and provisional from the outset, asking what can happen when a group is formed without future expectations in mind.

Kicking off the series is a band organized by Anna Oxygen, the self-described “mystical pop avatar of Anna Huff.” Huff has released several albums of electronic and acoustic music, including her solo album This is an Exercise and a fantasy metal rock opera soundtrack for her performance group Cloud Eye Control. Her solo and performance work has been presented at MoMA P.S.1, Long Island City; the Seattle Art Museum; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art; and Röhsska Museet, Gothenburg, Sweden; among other venues.

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Major support for the project is generously provided by

Artist commissions at the New Museum are generously supported by the Neeson / Edlis Artist Commissions Fund. Artist residencies are made possible, in part, by Laurie Wolfert. Additional support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Emerging Artists Exhibitions Fund.

Additional support for “Seasons” is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund, and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

The artist would like to acknowledge Henry Art Gallery, the City of Seattle Artist Project, and Tom White and the Estate of Leslie Scalapino.

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