Dancing with the Art World: Day 2

Dancing with the Art World: Day 2

While dance has long intersected meaningfully with the visual arts, the past 5-10 years have witnessed an explosion of dance being presented in an art context. From Move: Choreographing You at London’s Hayward Gallery (2008) to Dance/Draw at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (2011) to Danser sa vie at the Centre Pompidou in Paris (2012), landmark exhibitions at major museums have explored the relationship between dance and the visual arts.  A growing number of choreographers have been featured in solo museum exhibitions and contemporary art surveys, while contemporary artists increasingly incorporate dance, dancers, and choreography into their practices. Such examples evidence an expanding institutional interest and investment on the part of the visual art field in producing, historicizing, and even collecting dance. Dance appears to be a new object of fascination in art; at the same time, dancers and choreographers are moving to locate their work in museums and galleries, the art market, and art schools. Dancing with the Art World convenes a working group of artists, choreographers, curators, and historians to structure a space for critical reflection on the recent interface between dance and art, consider its historical precedents, and debate its effects on artistic and institutional practice.

Organized by Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly, MFA candidates, Interdisciplinary Studio, UCLA Department of Art with faculty advisor Andrea Fraser. The symposium has been co-organized by the Hammer Museum and the UCLA Department of Art. This program is sponsored by grants from the UCLA Arts Initiative Fund and University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA), and is funded by the UCLA Campus Programs Committee of the Programs Activities Board.

Saturday, April 27: Session 2

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Different Institutions/Asymmetrical Economies I: Dance in Theaters, Museums, and Galleries

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Anne Ellegood, senior curator, Hammer Museum

Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and curator of education and public engagement, New Museum

Kristy Edmunds, director, Center for the Art of Performance-UCLA

Sabine Breitweiser, director, Museum der Moderne Salzburg

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Different Institutions/Asymmetrical Economies II: Dancers, Choreographers, and Artists

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Thomas Lax, associate curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem

Kelly Nipper, artist

Will Rawls, artist

Sara Wookey, artist

1:00 PM

Performance, Courtyard

Simone FortiHuddle

LUNCH BREAK

Session 3, Billy Wilder Theater

2:00 PM

Performance

Yvonne Rainer and Sara WookeyTrio A Pressured: Revisited and Reversed

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM

The Lives of Dances

Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson, professor of art history, UC-Berkeley

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

The Choreography of Critique 

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and curator of education and public engagement, New Museum

Malin Arnell, artist and PhD candidate in choreography, Universtity of Dance and Circus, Stockholm

Tere O’Connor, artist and professor, University of Illinois Department of Dance

Emily Roysdon, artist

BREAK

Session 4, Annex

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Roundtable

Andrea Fraser, professor, UCLA Department of Art

Brennan Gerard, MFA candidate (Interdisciplinary Studio), UCLA Department of Art

Ryan Kelly, MFA candidate (Interdisciplinary Studio), UCLA Department of Art

Miwon Kwon, professor, UCLA Department of Art History

8:00 PM

Performance Event

Will RawlsA folktale, or some thoughts on dancing in the dark

Malin Arnell and MPAWalking to the mic, the other falling off her seat

Brennan Gerard and Ryan KellyTimeline

Simone Forti and Terrence Luke JohnsonNonsense!

Dancing with the Art World is sponsored by grants from the UCLA Arts Initiative Fund and University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA), and is funded by the UCLA Campus Programs Committee of the Programs Activities Board.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.