Program Info

Tuesday, November 1
6:30 pm

$15 members and students
$18 nonmembers

Galleries will be open until 6:30 pm

Paul Chan, 1st Light, 2005. Projected digital animation: artist-authenticated computer, software, and animation. Edition 1 of 5. Gift of Kimberly and James Pallotta. William Forsythe, Lectures from Improvisation Technologies, 2011. Color video, sound. The Forsythe Company and ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2011.




With Chief Curator Helen Molesworth


In the 21st century, artists are crossing every imaginable boundary and looking to all artistic forms for inspiration. Visual artists are creating live performances; dancers are making installation and sculpture. In conjunction with the exhibition Dance/Draw, renowned choreographer William Forsythe and acclaimed artist Paul Chan will discuss this intersection of performance and art with the help of ICA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth.

William Forsythe is recognized as one of the world’s foremost choreographers, whose work has reoriented the practice of ballet from its identification with classical repertoire to a dynamic 21st-century art form. In 1984, he began his 20-year tenure as director of the Ballet Frankfurt, where he created works that are currently featured in the repertoire of virtually every major ballet company in the world..

Paul Chan is an artist who lives and works in New York. His work has been exhibited widely in many international shows including: Making Worlds, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, 2009; Medium Religion, ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2008; Traces du sacrê, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2008; and the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, 2006. Recent solo exhibitions include Paul Chan: The 7 Lights, Serpentine Gallery, London, and New Museum, New 2007–2008. In 2007, Chan collaborated with the Classical Theatre of Harlem and Creative Time to produce a site-specific outdoor presentation of Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot in New Orleans.


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Name:PAS DE TROIS: Paul Chan and William Forsythe with Helen Molesworth
Date:November 01, 2011 06:30 PM –
November 01, 2011 08:30 PM
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