Sunday, January 29, 2012

‘Danser sa vie / Dance Your Life’: Dance and Visual Arts in the 20th and 21st Centuries / Centre George Pompidou-Paris: 23 November 2011 / 2 April 201

‘Danser sa vie / Dance Your Life’: Dance and Visual Arts in the 20th and 21st Centuries
curator: christine macel
23 November 2011 – 2 April 2012
Centre George Pompidou Paris-France

Presentation of the exhibition
by Christine Macel and Emma Lavigne, curators at the Musée national d'art moderne


From November, the Pompidou Centre is showing an unprecedented exhibition on the links between the visual arts and dance, from the 1900s until today. "Danser sa vie shows how they lit the spark of modernity to feed the major movements and figures that have written the history of Modern and Contemporary art. In a space of over two thousand square meters, the exhibition illustrates its theme with works by artistic figures of the 20th century, the founding movements of modernity, as well as the work and research of contemporary artists and dancers. Divided into three parts, the exhibition shows art and dance's common interest in the moving body. Highlighting this hidden side of the avant-gardes and this vibrant source of inspiration for contemporary art, "Danser sa vie" brings together all disciplines in an enriching dialogue – from the visual arts – up to contemporary video – and choreographic art. A vast selection pf paintings, sculptures, installations, audiovisual works and choreographic pieces testify to their ceaseless exchanges in a sometimes inseparable dialogue."

Artists: Charles Atlas, Joséphine Baker, Matthew Barney, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, Pina Bausch, Jérôme Bel, Gerhard Bohner, Frédéric Boissonnas, Antoine Bourdelle, Constantin Brancusi, Trisha Brown, Alexander Calder, Giannina Censi, Étienne Chamboud Luchina Childs/Sol LeWitt, René Clair, Lizica Codreano, Merce Cunningham, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Sonia Delaunay, Francois Delsarte, Fortunato Depero, Andre Dérain, Serge de Diaghilev, Theo Van Doesburg, Isadora Duncan, Olafur Eliasson, Nicolas Floc’h, Jan Fabre, Nat Finkelstein, Niloaï Foregger, William Forsythe, Simone Forti, Loïe Fuller, Valeska Gert, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Martha Graham/Isamu Noguchi, Anna Halprin, Raoul Hausmann, Alex Hay, Deborah Hay, Vilmos Husźar, Niddy Impekoven, Jasper Johns, Kurt Jooss, Vasisily Kandinsky, Allan Kaprow, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Thierry De Mey, André Kértesz, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Yves Klein, Harald Kreutzberg, Krantišek Kupka, Rudolf van Laban, Angel Leccia, Fernard Léger, Babette Mangolte, Daria Martin, Henri Matisse, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Jeff Mills, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Peter Moore, Robert Morris, Tomoyoshi Murayama, Eadweard Muybridge, Hans Namuth, Bruce Nauman, Vaslav Nijinski, Alwin Nikolais, Kelly Nipper, Emil Nolde, Hélio Oiticica, Gret Palucca, Valentin Parnakh, Steve Paxton, Mai-Thu Perret, Francis Picabia, Pablo Picasso, Andrian Piper, Jackson Pollock, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray, Christian Rizzo, Auguste Rodin, Alexander Rodtchenko, Charlotte Rudolph, Jia Ruskaja, Valentine de Saint-Point, Stephen Shore, Kazuo Shiraga, Lavinia Schulz-Walter Holdt, Oskar Schlemmer, Carolee Schneemann, Kurts Schmidt, Nicolas Schöffer, Tino Yakoulov/Léonide Massine, Andy Warhol, Cinema at performances: Fikret Atay, Charles Atlas, Davide Balula/Biba Bell, Johanna Billing, Trisha Brown, Alex Cecchetti, Tacita Dean, Joachim Koester, Mark Leckley, Rashaad Newsome, Ferhat Özgür, Christodoulos Panayiotou