Sharon Hayes on Merce Cunningham

Artists on Artists Lecture Series

March 2, 2009    add to my calendar

Born in 1970, Sharon Hayes lives and works in New York. Her recent solo exhibitions include shows at the Warsaw Museum of Art, Warsaw, Poland (2008); a collaborative project at the Tate Modern, London (2008); The New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York (2007); Art in General, New York (2005); and P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art, New York (2001).

Merce Cunningham, one of the most influential figures in modern dance, presented his first New York solo concert with composer John Cage in April 1944. He established the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at Black Mountain College, in North Carolina in 1953, and has since choreographed nearly 200 works for MCDC. Many of these were created in collaboration with visual artists including Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Bruce Nauman, and Andy Warhol. MCDC always performs with live music, and since 1991 Mr. Cunningham has used the computer program DanceForms in all of his choreography.

Funding

Made possible by a grant from Art for Art's Sake, New York, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, this series, established in 2001, highlights the work of contemporary artists from the perspective of their colleagues and peers, and focuses on artists in Dia's collection and exhibition programs. 
 

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Born in 1970, Sharon Hayes lives and works in New York. Her recent solo exhibitions include shows at the Warsaw Museum of Art, Warsaw, Poland (2008); a collaborative project at the Tate Modern, London (2008); The New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York (2007); Art in General, New York (2005); and P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art, New York (2001).

Merce Cunningham, one of the most influential figures in modern dance, presented his first New York solo concert with composer John Cag

 
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