What Filmmaker Steve McQueen directs a five-night concert series exploring the roots of African-American music with artists including Solange collaborator-producer PJ Morton and cellist Kelsey Lu.
When 5–14 April
What An art-music mash-up between two grandees of their respective genres that sees a live choral composition from Steve Reich set to new paintings from Gerhard Richter. Right. How will that work?
When 6 April – 2 June
What Part-spoken, part-sung theatre piece by poet Anne Carson starring soprano Renée Fleming and UK actor Ben Whishaw (who plays Marilyn Monroe. Really) and directed by Katie Mitchell.
When 6 April – 19 May
What Enviably talented poet, rapper, songwriter, producer and director of recent hit Sorry to Bother You, Boots Riley holds court with a lecture on the politics of art.
When 10 May
What Officially, Björk’s “most elaborate stage show yet”, directed by film director Lucrecia Martel, with digital whizz-bangery from media artist Tobias Gremmler, set in The Shed’s biggest space, The McCourt.
When 6 May – 1 June
What An immense series of events covering everything from theatre to dance to visual arts, produced specially for The Shed by 52 of New York’s most out-there-in-a-good-way artists and performers. All free.
When 30 May – 25 August
What An absurdly brilliant-sounding “kung-fu musical of the future” directed by one-time Damon Albarn collaborator Chen Shi-Zheng and the screenwriters of Kung Fu Panda.
When 22 June – 27 July
What A tender, meditative documentary by filmmakers Yanina Valdivieso and Vanessa Bergonzoli about one of Columbia’s most important artists, Beatriz Gonzáles, which centres on her tombstone installation in Bogota, Auras Anónimas.
When 19 June – 25 August
What Billed as “street dance with a social conscience”, a specially commissioned show produced and co-directed by the “flex” genre’s new wunderkind Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray. Theatre artist Kaneza Schaal co-directs.
When 23 July – 17 August
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