Friday, November 27
A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s --1980s
Charlotte Moorman performs Nam June Paik’s "One for Violin Solo," New York City, March 22, 1968.
"The indelible image of Charlotte Moorman (1933-1991) playing the cello topless -- save for a pair of miniature television sets strapped to her chest -- is about to be replaced with a more complex, but equally powerful, portrait of the girl from Little Rock, Arkansas. She metamorphosed into a seminal and barrier-breaking figure in performance art and an impresario of the postwar avant-garde. The occasion is 'A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s --1980s,' a groundbreaking exhibition opening Jan. 16, 2016, at Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, where it will remain through July 17, 2016. The Moorman exhibition will then travel to New York University’s Grey Art Gallery in fall 2016 and to the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria, in spring/summer 2017. ..."
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