THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Saturday, November 19
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20
Tickets required; free with gallery admission
Please note: This program has reached capacity. Additional tickets may become available: a first-come, first-served waiting list will begin at the Holly McGrath Visitor Center one hour prior to each performance.
TRAJAL HARRELL & SARAH SZE
The Untitled Still Life Collection
A 20-MINUTE PERFORMANCE IN THE EXHIBITION DANCE/DRAW
*Due to unforeseen circumstances, the November 19 performances are canceled. Visitors with Saturday reservations will be contacted and given the option of reserving tickets for any other performance (revised schedule at left).
The world premiere of The Untitled Still Life Collection brings dance and visual art together. First conceived last year during a residency at the ICA, the performance features two long-time friends and first-time collaborators: the choreographer/performer Trajal Harell and sculptor Sarah Sze. The performance takes place in an intimate gallery setting framing it in the context of both sculpture and dance, promising a one-of-a-kind integration amongmaterials and time, shape and movement, action and reaction.
The Untitled Still Life Collection is presented in the ICA’s galleries as part of Dance/Draw, an ambitious thematic exhibition exploring the connections between visual art and dance over the past 50 years. The performance takes place in an intimate gallery setting surrounded by the sculptures of Cornelia Parker, Fred Sandback, Louise Fishman, Faith Wilding and Gego. These hanging sculptures of delicate line provide an excellent foil for Sze and Harrell, whose performance promises to be a one-of-a-kind integration between object and body, space and movement, time and timelessness.
Trajal Harrell is a dancer-choreographer primarily based in New York City. His choreographic works have been seen at Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop, The Kitchen, and PS122 in NYC, as well as Art Basel-Miami Beach, and most recently in Europe at Melkweg (Amsterdam), CNDC Angers, The International Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival (Bytom, Poland), and during the summer of 2009 at In Transit Festival (Berlin) and PRISMA in Mexico City.
A graduate of The School of Visual Arts (1997) and Yale University (1991), artist and sculptor Sarah Sze began showing her work in 1996 in New York at the SoHo Annual and at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York. Since then her solo shows include national and international exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London; and The Foundation Cartier in Paris. She has work in such collections as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art: and the Walker Art Center, MN, among others. In 2003, she received a MacArthur Genius Grant Fellowship.
Commissioned and presented as part of Co Lab: Process and Performance, an ongoing joint project of the ICA and Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy.
The collaboration between Sarah Sze and Trajal Harrell is made possible by the Contemporary Art Centers (CAC) network administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), with major support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. CAC is comprised of leading art centers and brings together performing arts curators to support the collaboration and work across disciplines, and is an initiative of NEFA’s National Dance Project.