An Only Child presents a dance and vocal performance featuring music from the album Prepare The Body. Accompanied by bassist and cellist, Crow Vendetta, the piece explores themes of identity, memory, and desire.
The performance will take place within Judith F. Baca: World Wall with the movement and vocals in conversation with the surrounding murals.
Judith F. Baca conceived of World Wall: A Vision of the Future Without Fear as “an arena for dialogue” for the greatest challenges we face and the solutions we imagine when we think and act collectively. Judith F. Baca: World Wall Public Programming looks to embody these ideals of activism and imagination. The series of free programs, which takes place within the space of the exhibition itself, highlights the intersection of environmental and social justice across many disciplines and draws attention to activists, writers, organizers, and artists working to instigate real change within the city.
An Only Child, vocalist and dancer, is the latest to emerge from a crop of New York’s exciting R&B influenced artists. Born in New Orleans, An Only Child found their voice at a young age singing in the church. They later trained as a modern dancer with choreography and performances at the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Getty, and more. Their intimate and authentic music stylings build upon their career as a multifaceted performing artist.
The music lives within an adult contemporary genre, hypnotizing audiences who seek alternative R&B, soul, and pop. The album Prepare The Body (2020) has been featured in outlets such as PAPER Magazine, WUSSY Mag, Flaunt, and others.
Christopher “Crow Vendetta” Venditti is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and artist based in New York City. He has worked with An Only Child since 2018 and participated in their 2019 Pioneer Works residency, where they co-produced the album Prepare the Body. With training and background in a variety of fields and musical traditions, he has worked with artists and brands such as Jojo Abbot, Issey Miyake, and the Hudson Horns.
Wonmi’s WAREHOUSE Programs is organized by Alex Sloane, Associate Curator, with Amelia Charter, Producer of Performance and Programs and Brian Dang, Programming Coordinator.
Wonmi's WAREHOUSE Programs is founded by Wonmi & Kihong Kwon and Family.
Judith F. Baca: World Wall is organized by Anna Katz, Curator, with Anastasia Kahn, Curatorial Assistant, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Admission to Judith F. Baca: World Wall is free courtesy of Carolyn Clark Powers.
Lead support is provided by The Aileen Getty Foundation.
Major support is provided by .
Exhibitions at MOCA are supported by the MOCA Fund for Exhibitions with generous funding provided by Earl and Shirley Greif Foundation.
Public programming for Judith F. Baca: World Wall is made possible by Nora McNeely Hurley and Manitou Fund as part of MOCA's environmental series highlighting the museum’s work around climate, conservation, and environmental justice.
The exhibition Judith F. Baca: World Wall is carbon calculated. The museum reduced greenhouse gas emissions through planning efforts and balanced the remaining emissions through Strategic Climate Fund donations. Support provided by the MOCA Environmental Council.