Posts Tagged ‘Yvonne Rainer’

Yvonne Rainer: Dances and Films at the Getty Center

Yvonne Rainer. Yvonne Rainer and John Erdman in This is the story of a woman who… performed at Theater for the New City, New York, 1973, Gelatin silver print, 20.2 x 25.2 cm. The Getty Research Institute. Photo: Babette Mangolte.

Contained within two rooms at the Getty Center is a lifetime’s work by conceptual art, dance, and film pioneer Yvonne Rainer. Dances and Films showcases the Getty’s complete archive of Rainer’s work—with journals, photographs, sketches, choreographic notation, films of performances, and a complete retrospective of her avant-garde films. In our contemporary world, where performance art (and art in general) is dominated by celebrity and personality, it[…..]

Move: Choreographing You

Move: Choreographing You is an exhibition at Hayward Gallery, London from 13 October 2010 to 9 January 2011 which explores the interaction between contemporary art and dance. The experiments between visual artists such as Robert Morris and Robert Rauschenberg and dancers from Yvonne Rainer to Merce Cunningham in New York in the 1960s led to the insertion of bodily forms and movements into the visual[…..]

Making It In America

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley Billboards promoting HBO’s How To Make It In America began appearing in Los Angeles in January, or at least that’s when I began noticing them. They didn’t make sense because they weren’t any of the things billboards often are: explicitly sexy, youth-worshiping, polarizing, lush for no reason, symmetrical, centered, excessively air-brushed, heavy-handed,[…..]