Party/After Party (Publication)

Dia Beacon

March 6, 2020 - July 25, 2021

Carl Craig’s Party/After-Party (2020) lives on past the sound installation at Dia Beacon in this two-disc vinyl set. Recorded live at the museum, the album includes four tracks of studio versions from the artist’s commission and live recordings from Dia Beacon that highlight the acoustics of the space. The LPs are supplemented by a sixteen-page booklet of liner notes with an introduction to the project by commission curator Kelly Kivland, a note on the work’s technical components and its unrepeatability by Randy Gibson, a consideration of the work in light of Black musical traditions and Detroit by DeForrest Brown Jr, and a reflection on the commission by Peter L’Official.

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Installation view of Party/After-Party (Dia Beacon), photo by Bill Jacobson Studio, New York. Courtesy of Dia Art Foundation, New York.