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Visual Arts and Dance Fall 2011 Lecture Series
Muscle Memory
Tuesday, October 4 at 7:30 PM

Suzanne Bocanegra
Suzanne BocanegraSuzanne Bocanegra is an artist living and working in New York City. A recipient of the Rome Prize, she has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Tiffany Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Her recent work involves large-scale performance and installation, frequently translating two dimensional information, images and ideas from the past into three dimensional scenarios for staging, movement, ballet and music.

Monday, October 24 at 5:00 PM

William Forsythe
William ForsytheWilliam Forsythe is recognized as one of the world's foremost choreographers. His work is acknowledged for reorienting the practice of ballet from its identification with classical repertoire to a dynamic 21st-century art form. Forsythe's deep interest in the fundamental principles of organisation has led him to produce a wide range of projects including Installations, Films, and Web based knowledge creation.

Wednesday, November 9 at 12:15 PM

Nancy Spector
Nancy SpectorNancy Spector received her M.Phil. in Art History from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is Chief Curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where she has organized exhibitions on conceptual photography, Matthew Barney's Cremaster cycle, and Richard Prince. She co-organized Moving Pictures and Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated). She was one of the curators of Monument to Now, an exhibition of the Dakis Joannou Collection, which premiered in Athens as part of the Olympics program.

Tuesday, November 22 at 7:30 PM

Eiko Otake
Eiko Otake photo by Gregory GeorgesSince 1972, Japanese-born choreographer/dancer Eiko has collaborated with her partner Koma in creating and performing a unique theater of movement out of stillness, shape, light, sound, and time. Eiko & Koma have since presented their works in theaters, universities, museums, galleries, and festivals world-wide, including numerous appearances at the American Dance Festival, and five seasons at BAM's Next Wave Festival. Eiko & Koma have also created two "living" gallery installations: Breath, commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1998, and Naked, commissioned by the Walker Art Center in 2010. For both of these engagements, Eiko & Koma performed for four weeks during all open museum hours.

Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30 PM

Janine Antoni
Janine AntoniJanine Antoni was born in Freeport, Bahamas in 1964. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, and earned her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. Antoni's work blurs the distinction between performance art and sculpture. Transforming everyday activities such as eating, bathing, and sleeping into ways of making art, Antoni's primary tool for making sculpture has always been her own body.

Event Information

All lectures take place in the
Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio

Lewis Center for the Arts

at 185 Nassau Street

Free and open to the public.

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