LEFT: Sophia (Shuhui) Zhou; photo: J Henry Fair. RIGHT: Hewen Ma; photo: Shanghai Leyue Culture Development Company 乐悦文化
Free, Performance, Special Event

Afterlude/Prelude: DO IT YOURSELF Performance Premiere

Friday, Sept 17, 2021

8 p.m. PDT*

Gina and Stuart Peterson White Box, Floor 4

(via the Minna Street entrance)

Free with RSVP. Proof of vaccination is required for entry to this event.

*This performance will begin promptly at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Please arrive no later than 7:50 p.m. at the Minna Street Entrance to make it to your seat in time. Read more arrival and parking information on our Getting Here page.

Update: Proof of vaccination is now required for entry to this event. Please review the following information before your arrival.

  • Based on the latest San Francisco public health mandate and recommendations, we are requiring that all guests age twelve and older show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (all doses completed at least fourteen days before the event) to attend in-person events.
  • As proof of vaccination, we ask that you provide your physical vaccination card, a photo or copy of your card, or California’s digital vaccine record.
  • Masks remain required while inside the museum galleries and indoor spaces.

For the closing segment of Afterlude/Prelude: Artists Respond to Nam June Paik, join us onsite at SFMOMA to witness the premiere performance of Nam June Paik’s DO IT YOURSELF (1961/62), played on piano. In the Fluxus tradition of event scores, DO IT YOURSELF provides a simple set of directions, as written by Paik in the excerpt below:


Play in San Francisco
the left-hand part of the Fugue No .1 (C.Major)
of the “Wohltemperiertes 1” (J.S.Bach)

Play in Shanghai
the right hand-part of the Fugue No.1 (C.Major)
of the “Wohltemperiertes 1” J.S.Bach)

Join us in the Gina and Stuart Peterson White Box on Floor 4 to hear pianist Sophia (Shuhui) Zhou play the left-hand part, while pianist Hewen Ma plays the right-hand part in Shanghai, which will be projected and amplified in the space. A video feed of both performances will be streamed simultaneously to the online audience as part of the Afterlude/Prelude webcast.

Afterlude/Prelude: Artists Respond to Nam June Paik is jointly organized by SFMOMA and the National Gallery Singapore. The performance DO IT YOURSELF is presented in collaboration with Chronus Art Center.