Trisha Brown:
Dance and Art in Dialogue 1961-2001

The sinuous elegance and innovative freshness of Trisha Brown’s choreography was apparent in this retrospective look at the postmodern legend’s celebrated career. Beginning in the early 1960s at the Judson Dance Theater, Trisha Brown started working in an interdisciplinary mode, uniting dancers with musicians, visual artists, writers and filmmakers. Her collaborations were documented through drawings, paintings, photographs, video projections, costumes and set elements by artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Nancy Graves, Fujiko Nakaya, Donald Judd and Terry Winters. The exhibition included a brief program of historical and contemporary video clips and explanatory texts that introduced each visual artist’s work, and a series of videos of Brown’s performances were projected in a screening room.

This interdisciplinary multimedia project demonstrated the transient beauty of Brown’s dance works while highlighting the collaborative process she fostered with the fellow artists whose creative input helped fuel her performances.

A comprehensive catalogue with essays by Maurice Berger, Guillaume Bernardi, Trisha Brown, Marianne Goldberg, Deborah Jowitt, Klaus Kertess, Laurence Louppe, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, and Hendel Teicher is available.

Dance and Art in Dialogue traveled to Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, and Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle.

Exhibition Name
Trisha Brown:
Dance and Art in Dialogue 1961-2001
Exhibition Type
Group Exhibitions
Feb 01, - Jun 01,
Dance and Art in Dialogue is curated by Hendel Teicher, Independent Curator,and organized in collaboration with the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts.
Trisha Brown, Guy Delahaye, Johan Elbers, Michael Glen, Caroline Goodden, Nancy Graves, Donald Judd, Babette Mangolte, Peter Moore, Fujiko Nakaya, Robert Rauschenberg, Luciano Romano, Terry Winters
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