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Curation, Co-Imagination, Situation, Performance: Tales from the Field

A Curatorial Seminar with Prof. André Lepecki Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

The CCA is pleased to present a closed session curatorial seminar with André Lepecki. The workshop is geared towards practicing curators and will focus on curating experimental performance by addressing a series of works Lepecki has curated in the recent past. Those works, by Trajal Harrell, William Pope.L, Maria José Arjona, Mette Edvardsen, and Ricardo Basbaum all hover between dance, theater, installation, happening, body art, social sculpture, and social choreography. As such, in their aesthetic singularities, they tend to catalyze and precipitate a series of para-events that challenge institutions, the public, and the very notion of curating. The “tales from the field” Lepecki will share will indicate how, in many ways, curating is a matter of co-imagining not just with the artist, but with a series of invisible forces and non-human matters shaping the field of representation, presentation, politics, and spectatorship.

About André Lepecki André Lepecki is Professor and Chair of the Department of Performance Studies at New York University. He is editor of several anthologies on dance and performance theory including Of the Presence of the Body (2004), and Dance (2012). An independent performance curator, he created projects for Haus der Kunst Munich, Hayward Gallery, HKW-Berlin, MoMA Warsaw, and the Sydney Biennial 2016, among other venues in Europe, Brazil, and the US. He is the author of Exhausting Dance: Performance and the Politics of Movement (2006) (translated in 11 languages), and Singularities: Dance in the Age of Performance (2016). In 2008 he received the AICA award for Best Performance for co-curating and directing the authorized 2006 redoing of Allan Kaprow’s 18 Happenings in 6 Parts, a commission by Haus der Kunst Munich, later presented at PERFORMA 07.

To participate in the seminar please register by January 28 by emailing with a CV, contact details, and a short paragraph bio (in English). Please write “André Lepecki Seminar” in the subject line. The cost of the seminar is 40 NIS and participants will be asked to read three short texts in preparation for the seminar (which will be held in English).

This workshop is being presented in collaboration with Kelim Choreography Center, Artis and Outset Bialik Residency.

Photo by Malthe Stigaard

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