Carl Craig: Party/After-Party LP Boxed Set
In 2020 Dia premiered Party/After-Party (2020) by acclaimed Detroit-based techno DJ and producer Carl Craig. This work is Craig’s first commission for an art institution and culminates a five-year engagement with Dia. The institution announced the acquisition of this large-scale installation and sound work in December 2021.
On view at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA April 16 - July 23, 2023.
Party/After-Party (2020) lives on beyond the exhibition at Dia Beacon
in this set of two vinyl LPs. The album includes four tracks of studio versions of the artist’s commission and live recordings from Dia Beacon that highlight the acoustics of the exhibition space. The LPs are supplemented by a sixteen-page booklet of liner notes, which include an introduction to the project by exhibition curator Kelly Kivland; a note on the work’s technical components by Dia’s manager of exhibition technology Randy Gibson; a consideration of the work in light of Black musical traditions and Detroit by music writer, media theorist, and curator DeForrest Brown, Jr.; and a reflection on the commission by Peter L’Official, associate professor of literature and director of American Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
Published by Dia Beacon, 2022
180 gram black vinyl
2 LP Boxset with booklet