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Steve McQueen and Quincy Jones headline opening lineup of new Manhattan art space

A new 200,000 sq ft multi-disciplinary venue will open on New York’s High Line in 2019 and its first commissions have been announced

The Shed, the architecturally ambitious new art space in New York City, has revealed its first group of commissions for the inaugural 2019 season.

They include a live production celebrating the influence of African American music conceived by film-maker Steve McQueen and developed by Quincy Jones, as well as a performance piece based on Euripides’ Greek tragedy Helen by the acclaimed poet Anne Carson, starring Ben Whishaw and Renee Fleming.

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