Legend Twyla Tharp is coming to Boston for the first time in 25 years! She'll take the stage at the ICA in “Minimalism and Me,” a dynamic review of her career and legacy as one of the most acclaimed dancers and choreographers of the century.
In “Minimalism and Me” Twarp shares recollections of her early works along with photographs and original-cast films of some site-specific dances. Dancers from her company perform excerpts of nine works, including “Generation” (pictured), which premiered an actual gymnasium in Staten Island, New York, in 1968.
During this early period of her career, Tharp was at the helm of a close-knit group of female dance artists who worked tirelessly, often in a farmhouse attic in upstate New York in the dead of winter. “We danced wherever we could dance,” says Tharp. Including gymnasiums, malls, parks, and museums.
Photo by Robert Propper.
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In awe of Candice Breitz's (@candicebreitz) stunning meditation on the politics of visibility within her art. Breitz calls attention to the ways mass media and pop culture implicate real-world issues and clumsily retell historical narratives. “Profile (variation B)' lives in the #ICACollection and is currently on view. A response to the 2017 Venice Biennale, where Breitz was chosen to represent South Africa, 'Profile' examines the question: Who speaks in the name of whom?
To make 'Profile', Breitz invited ten South African artists, who might have also represented the country at the Biennale, to speak directly to the camera and claim to be Breitz, who herself does not appear in the work. By collaging together these distinct images and statements, Breitz poses incisive questions about what it means for a white artist to represent South Africa, a nation with a highly fraught history of race and representation. “Profile (variation B)' continues Breitz’s critical interrogation of conveying identity through an inherently fictitious medium.
And at the @mfaboston don’t miss her powerful work “Love Story.” Installation view, Candice Breitz, Profile (variation B), 2017, Single-channel video (color, sound; 03:28 minutes). Promised gift of James and Audrey Foster. © Candice Breitz
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