A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s
Where: Grey Art Gallery
100 Washington Square East
212-998-6780 Price: $3 suggested donation
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A Feast of Astonishments is the first museum exhibition to explore the art and impact of Charlotte Moorman (1933–1991)—cellist, performance artist, and impresario. Best known for her collaborations with Nam June Paik, Moorman was a bold, barrier-breaking performer and a tireless champion of the avant-garde. Her landmark festivals presented experimental art for over 15 years at various sites around New York. Featuring an array of objects—sculptures, photographs, videos, annotated music scores, and newly discovered props and costumes for performance works—this exhibition considers Moorman’s life, her influence, and her transatlantic network of collaborators from diverse creative disciplines. Organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, the exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated publication. Don’t Throw Anything Out, a companion exhibition drawn from the Charlotte Moorman Archive at Northwestern University’s Charles Deering McCormick Library, will be on view at NYU’s Fales Library concurrently with A Feast of Astonishments.
Grey Art Gallery, NYU, 100 Washington Square East between Washington and Waverly Pl (212-998-6780, greyartgallery.nyu.edu). Tues., Thurs., Fri. 11–6, Weds. 11-8, Sat. 11–5. Suggested donation: $3.
N, R to 8th St–NYU
6 to Astor Pl
A, B, C, D, E, F, M to West 4th St
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Grey Art Gallery, 6–8 pm
Open to the general public.
Image: Charlotte Moorman performing on Nam June Paik’s TV Cello wearing TV Glasses, Bonino Gallery, New York City, 1971. Photo: Takahiko Iimura. © Takahiko Iimura
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