Pop Up Party Matte BLACK to Rock Brooklyn

Matte Projects, the team behind the annual Full Moon Festival at Governor’s Island, is hosting a Brooklyn-based pop up music and visual arts event on March 31. The exclusive event will be at an undisclosed location to highlight contemporary music and underground art culture.

Matte BLACK hopes to “incite, alter, and disrupt” and present attendees with “a world of the imagined and unimagined,” as the invite states. The Matte BLACK event has continuous brought up-and-coming artists to the main stage, with previous participating musicians like indie-pop group Little Dragon and techno duo Klangkarussell. Even newly-appointed Louis Vuitton men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh exhibited at Matte BLACK.

The Matte BLACK 2018 invite and lineup.

This year’s impressive lineup features both music and visual artists. The music section will be divided into two separate rooms, with the main space featuring Resident Advisor’s #1 DJ worldwide Dixon, South African singer Culoe de Song, Berlin-based Barnt, and Dig Deeper frontman Masha. The second chamber room will host DJ Hell, a live performance by Gaika, DJ sets from both Veronica Vasicka and Jubilee, as well as an experimental performance by Frank Ocean producer NOLIFE.

The Matte BLACK will have five artist exhibitions to create a multi-sensory experience. New York-based artist Tavares Strachan’s “I AM” uses an interactive abstract glowing light to explore society’s relationship with the environment. Cocolab will be presenting “White Canvas” for the first time in the U.S. with 360 spotlights and sounds. Contemporary perfumery Folie a Plusieurs partners will Lucas Sieuzac to create a unique fragrance to enhance the event. Performance artist Symrin Chawla will unveil theatrical installation “The Gods Must Be Crazy” to examine the space between stillness and movement. Artist New York Sunshine will bring “The One Ton Tank,” a 7,000-pound hand-poured concrete and glass sculpture.
The Cocolab “White Canvas” exhibit. 
This unique event is a celebrity favorite, from actors like Adrian Grenier and Zoe Kravitz to musicians like Nick Murphy aka Chet Faker and Sky Ferreira. High fashion designers from brands like PUBLIC SCHOOL and Alexander Wang have also attended, bringing A-list models Emily Ratajkowski and Chloe Norgaard in tow.
 The exclusive Matte BLACK event will no doubt be an unforgettable evening of art, music, and celebrities.

For more information and tickets, visit: https://www.black-nyc.com.

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