18/09/2023 00:0018/09/2023 23:45Europe/LondonFall Membership PromotionEvent detailsMonday, September 18–Monday, October 16Dia Beacon and Dia Chelsea
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Join us this fall at Dia Chelsea to experience Delcy Morelos: El abrazo, the artist’s first solo presentation in the United States. Members enjoy this exhibition before it opens to the public, during our members’ preview on October 4.
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* This promotion can be applied online, on-site, or over the phone. To redeem online, use the code DELCY23. This offer is only valid on Individual membership levels and up. Library memberships are excluded from this promotion.Dia Beacon and Dia ChelseaTUREDD/MM/YYYYFREQ=DAILY;Fall Membership Promotion
23/09/2023 00:0023/09/2023 23:45Europe/LondonMatthew Lutz-Kinoy: Filling StationEvent detailsSaturday, September 23, 20232 pm
Dia Beacon3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York
Free with museum admission, registration is required. Register for the event here.
A newly commissioned project by Paris-based, American multidisciplinary artist Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Filling Station (2023) comprises three dance performances sited across two locations, and an exhibition of a new series of paintings, archival materials, audiovisual elements, and ephemera by the artist at the Kitchen’s satellite loft space at Westbeth in the West Village.
For this project, Lutz-Kinoy reinterprets the one-act ballet Filling Station originally staged by the short-lived troupe Ballet Caravan (1936–1940)—initially co-founded by Lincoln Kirstein, George Balanchine, and Edward Warburg as the American Ballet and touted as the first professional ballet company in the United States—as part of a presentation titled A Sunday in Town, which debuted in Hartford, Connecticut, on January 6, 1938. The original performance featured music by composer Virgil Thomson, choreography by Lew Christensen (known for his direction of the San Francisco Ballet from 1952 to 1984), and costumes by artist Paul Cadmus. This ballet is credited as the first ballet directed by an American choreographer, danced by an American company, and based on an American theme, with music and designs by American artists. A response to—and refusal of—a Eurocentric canon of classical ballet, this work brought to the fore a group of collaborators that shone light on questions of American industry, capital, class, and gender roles. It also put new language to the idea of the “American pastoral,” a renegotiation of city and country in a period when much of the material of American suburbanism was in the process of being built, deeply defined by the mobility of Americans via car transport.
Lutz-Kinoy’s restaging of Filling Station views the 1938 work of American ballet through a contemporary lens, creating a dynamic, queered space for reflection on race, class, and gender. The project features new choreography by Niall Jones (lead) and Raymond Pinto (consulting); a score by musician James Ferraro; set design by Lutz-Kinoy; and costumes by Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta of fashion label Eckhaus Latta. The dance ensemble includes Bria Bacon, Ayano Elson, Maxfield Haynes, Niall Jones, Kris Lee, Niala, and Mina Nishimura.
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy was born in New York in 1984. He lives in Paris.
Embracing the spirit of collaboration as a means to expand knowledge, Lutz-Kinoy engages in a breadth of techniques and references that have resulted from many joint ventures. His ceramics are influenced by working with practitioners in Europe and Brazil, while his large-scale paintings—often installed like backdrops, tapestries, wall panels, or suspended ceilings—assert matters of pleasure, color, intimacy, and motion as fundamental. Lutz-Kinoy’s work looks through a history of representation, from the Rococo to Orientalism to Abstract Expressionism, and challenges what constitutes the inside or the outside of the arts, the social, and the self. At the core of the artist’s work is performance, informed by histories of queer and collaborative practices as well as his background in theater and choreography. His live work explores the interplay of narratives that are created and constructed between individuals and social spaces.
Recent solo shows include Sea Spray, De Vleeshal, Middelburg (2018); The Meadow, Centre d’Edition Contemporaine, Geneva (2018–19); Fooding, Fitzpatrick Gallery, Paris (2018); Southern Garden of the Château Bellevue, Le Consortium, Dijon (2018); Two Hands on Earth, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels (2019); Window to the Clouds, Salon Berlin, Museum Frieder Burda (2021); Plate is Bed Plate is Sun Plate is Circle Plate is Cycle, Kamel Mennour, Paris (2022); Manikin, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2022); and Link Room Project: Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Cranford Collection, London (2022–23) .
Recent performances include Rotting Wood, the Dripping Word: Shūji Terayama’s Kegawa no Marii, MoMA PS1, Queens (2016); Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber by Isabel Lewis, Sharjah Art Foundation (2019); Screaming Compost with Jan Vorisek, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich (2019); Scalable Skeletal Escalator by Isabel Lewis, Kunsthalle Zürich (2020); and Soap Bubbles with Jan Vorisek, Parcours, Art Basel (2022).
James Ferraro is an American experimental musician, producer, composer, and artist. He has been credited as a pioneer of the 21st-century genres hypnagogic pop and vaporwave, with his work exploring themes related to hyperreality and consumer culture. His music has drawn on diverse styles such as 1980s electronic music, easy listening, drone, lo-fi, sound collage, and R&B. Ferraro began his career in the early 2000s as a member of the Californian noise duo The Skaters, after which he began recording solo work under his name and a wide variety of aliases. He released projects on labels such as Hippos in Tanks and New Age Tapes. Ferraro received wider recognition when his polarizing 2011 album Far Side Virtual was chosen as Album of the Year by The Wire.
Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta are the founders of Eckhaus Latta, a New York– and Los Angeles–based label that distinguishes itself from its peers with gender-neutral designs and has built a reputation for casting models of all genders, ages, shapes, and sizes in its runway shows and campaigns. Eckhaus and Latta met at Rhode Island School of Design, where Latta studied textile design and Eckhaus studied sculpture. After graduating in 2010, the duo cut their teeth working for a number of brands and institutions: Eckhaus worked as an accessories designer at Marc by Marc Jacobs, while Latta was a knitwear designer at Opening Ceremony and also ran a textile company that supplied fabric to Calvin Klein and Proenza Schouler. In 2011, the two came together to launch Eckhaus Latta and showed their first collection in New York for Spring/Summer 2013. The designers are also known for using unconventional fabrics like plastics and fishing lines. Eckhaus and Latta started working with European fabric mills for the first time in 2017, although the designers still use deadstock materials—a key element of their early collections. In 2016, the label opened its first store in front of its studio space in Los Angeles. The brand is stocked in 55 locations around the world, including Nordstrom, Ssense, and Opening Ceremony, and was one of the finalists for the LVMH Prize in 2018.
Niall Jones is an artist living in New York. Jones constructs, inhabits, and explores theater as a mode and location of instabilities. Working through his ongoing fascination with labor, temporality, and fantasy, Jones creates immersive, liminal sites for practicing incompleteness and refusal. Jones was nominated for the Bessie Award for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer in 2017 and received a 2021 Grants-To-Artists Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Art. Recent works include Splendor #3, Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, New York (2017); Sis Minor: The Preliminary Studies, Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin (2018); Sis Minor, in Fall, Abrons Arts Center, New York (2018); Fantasies in Low Fade, Chocolate Factory Theater, Queens (2019); and A Work for Others, the Kitchen OnScreen (2021). Jones received a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and a MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He teaches at the University of the Arts, School of Dance, Philadelphia, where he is also producer and co-curator of the School for Temporary Liveness.
Raymond Pinto is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice moves in and through performance, their process often leaning into the reconciliation of time as medium to situate experimental performance. Pinto’s work has been presented at Amsterdam Fringe Festival; Art Cake, Brooklyn; Chez Bushwick, Brooklyn; CUE Art Foundation, New York; Participant Inc., New York; and the Venice Biennale. They are inspired by the recovery of the arts and are looking forward to future opportunities to create experimental performances. They received a BFA in Dance from the Juilliard School, New York, and an MA in Performance Studies from New York University.
Bria Bacon is a 20-something, queer performing artist. Predominantly trained in movement art (dance), she holds passions and gifts in writing, sound-making, and theater. Bacon has worked with Donna Uchizono Company, Kyle Marshall Choreography, Sally Silvers Dance, and Stephen Petronio Company, as well as with Beth Gill and Rachel Comey for New York Fashion Week. Her current collaborations include Company Christoph Winkler, Johnnie Cruise Mercer, Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, and Stacy Spence. Originally from Munsee-Lenape lands in central New Jersey, Bacon currently occupies Munsee-Lenape land in Brooklyn and is growing relationships abroad.
Ayano Elson is an Okinawan-American choreographer and dancer based in New York. She was born in Okinawa, a small island colonized by Japan in 1879 and occupied by the United States from 1945 to 1972. Elson’s work investigates roles of labor and power in American contemporary art. Her choreography has been presented at AUNTS, Center for Performance Research, Chocolate Factory Theater, Gibney Dance, ISSUE Project Room, Knockdown Center, Movement Research, and Roulette, all in New York. Elson has received funding support from Dance/NYC, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and Mertz Gilmore Foundation. She has held residencies at Abrons Arts Center, ArtCake, Center for Performance Research, Gibney Dance, Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, and Movement Research’s Van Lier Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship. She has performed works by Laurie Berg, Kim Brandt, Jesi Cook, Milka Djordjevich, Simone Forti, Kyli Kleven, Abigail Levine, and Haegue Yang, at Danspace Project, New York; MoMA PS1, Queens; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Museum of Modern Art, New York; New Museum, New York; New York Live Arts, New York; Pioneer Works, Brooklyn; REDCAT, Los Angeles; Roulette, Brooklyn; SculptureCenter, Queens; the Shed, New York; and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Elson is working on a record with music collaborator Matt Evans and will present new choreography at PAGEANT, Brooklyn, in October 2023.
Maxfield Haynes is a multidisciplinary artist, dancer, and teacher living in New York. They started their training at age 12 at the University of Louisville Dance Academy under Chuck Bronson and Cynthia Bronner, and continued their dance education with the Louisville Ballet, San Francisco Ballet School, Houston Ballet Academy, Dance Theatre of Harlem School, and the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Haynes received a BFA in Dance from New York University Tisch, School of the Arts, in 2018. They have toured extensively as a soloist with both Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. They frequently collaborate with Ballez, as well as with Dance Heginbotham and Isaac Mizrahi for their yearly productions of Peter and the Wolf and Third Bird presented at the Guggenheim’s Works and Process. In 2022, Haynes portrayed the White Bird in Julie Taymor’s The Magic Flute, breaking ground as the Metropolitan’s first nonbinary soloist ballerina. Their repertoire includes works by Peter Anastos, Tislarm Bouie, Mark Dendy, Raja Featherkelly, John Heginbotham, Abdurrahim Jackson, Bill T. Jones, Marius Petipa, Crystal Pite, Katy Pyle, Dwight Rhoden, Paul Taylor, and Durante Verzola.
Kris Lee is a dancer, performer, and DJ based in New York. They received a BFA in Dance from University of the Arts, Philadelphia, in 2019. Kris has toured with nora chipaumire (2019–20) and was a member of the Stephen Petronio Company (2021–22). They co-created and performed in high noon (2022), an interdisciplinary performance produced by Ninth Planet. Recent projects include Remains Persist (2022) and Out of and Into: PLOT (2023) by Moriah Evans; Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and Other Works by John Bernd (reprisal) by Ishmael Houston-Jones and Miguel Gutierrez (2023); and duel c by Andros Zins-Browne (2023).
Niala is a Harlem-based, Black, trans artist exploring the realms of music, movement, and acting. As a voguer in New York’s ballroom scene, she implements her style of dancing into performance spaces throughout the city. Niala’s recently danced for Honey Dijon at Ladyland Festival, and was commissioned to perform for the Shed’s second edition of Open Call as well as for the Studio Museum in Harlem’s Artist-in-Residence program. Her artistry aims to contextualize and expand upon the Black, trans experience, while carrying on the legacy of iconic, legendary trans pioneers that have come before her.
Mina Nishimura, originally from Tokyo, was introduced to butoh and improvisational dance through Kota Yamazaki and studied at Merce Cunningham Studio in New York. Informed by Buddhism-influenced philosophies, Nishimura attempts—across her somatic, performative, choreographic, and art practices—to make contact with invisible, marginalized, forgotten, abandoned, or otherwise unknown beings, senses, and realms. She has performed and collaborated with artists such as Yoshiko Chuma, DD Dorvillier, Ursula Eagly, Moriah Evans, Neil Greenburg, John Jasperse, Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener, Dean Moss, Cori Olinghouse, Vicky Shick, Nami Yamamoto, Kota Yamazaki, and Yasuko Yokoshi, as well as with SIA for her Saturday Night Live performances. Her work has been commissioned by New York University Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing arts; Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, Massachusetts; Danspace Project, New York; Gibney Dance, New York; Mount Tremper Arts Center, New York; Whitman College, Princeton, New Jersey; and Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York. Nishimura is a recipient of Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award 2019 and was a cover and featured artist in the May 2021 issue of Dance Magazine. Nishimura was the Renewal Residency Artist of 2021–22 at Danspace Project where her new work, Mapping a Forest while Searching for an Opposite Term of Exorcist, premiered in November 2022. In 2021, she completed the MFA Fellowship at Bennington College, where she currently teaches.
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy: Filling Station is commissioned by the Kitchen and organized by Legacy Russell, executive director and chief curator, and Angelique Rosales Salgado, curatorial assistant, the Kitchen.
The performance at Dia Beacon is co-presented by Dia Art Foundation and the Kitchen and organized by Legacy Russell, executive director and chief curator, the Kitchen; Angelique Rosales Salgado, curatorial assistant, the Kitchen; and Jordan Carter, curator, Dia Art Foundation.Dia BeaconTUREDD/MM/YYYYMatthew Lutz-Kinoy: Filling Station
23/09/2023 10:3023/09/2023 12:00Europe/LondonSaturday Studio on the FarmEvent DetailsSaturday, September 23, 202310:30 am–12 pm
Common Ground Farm79 Farmstead LaneWappingers Falls, New York
Free. Spaces are limited; register for the event here.
Join a practicing artist for an outdoor workshop of art-making, material experimentation, and play, offered in partnership with Common Ground Farm. Designed for all ages, Saturday Studio is a family-friendly program that is most suitable for children ages five and up.
Saturday Studio begins promptly at 10:30 am at Common Ground Farm. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled for spring 2024. Registration opens on Friday, September 15, at 9 am.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Common Ground is a nonprofit community farm that works hard to ensure food and educational access to everyone in our community. To learn more about their work, visit commongroundfarm.org. Common Ground runs on the generous support of its community. If you are able, please consider making a donation.Common Ground FarmFALSEDD/MM/YYYYSaturday Studio on the Farm
24/09/2023 00:0024/09/2023 23:45Europe/LondonHudson Valley Free DayEvent DetailsSunday, September 24, 2023, 10 am–5 pm
Dia Beacon3 BeekmanBeacon, New York
Hudson Valley residents receive free admission to Dia Beacon on the last Sunday of each month. The Hudson Valley encompasses the following counties: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Sullivan, Ulster, Washington, and Westchester.
To get tickets for Hudson Valley Free Day please fill out our Free Admission Request.
Hudson Valley Free Days at Dia Beacon are made possible by Charlie Pohlad.Dia BeaconTUREDD/MM/YYYYHudson Valley Free Day
24/09/2023 00:0024/09/2023 23:45Europe/LondonFieldwork: Dia Teens in Conversation with Jordan CarterEvent detailsSunday, September 24, 20231:30 pm
Dia Beacon3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York
Free with museum admission. Seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fieldwork provides participants in Dia’s youth and young-adult programs with the opportunity to expand and deepen their relationship to Dia sites through the development and implementation of their own original ideas, from the proposal to the actualization of self-designed projects.
The 2023 Fieldwork sites include Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty (1970) and Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels (1973–76). A committee comprised of Dia, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and the Great Salt Lake Institute staff members selected four participants to travel to Utah to conduct experiential research and carry out their projects.
Fieldwork participants will share their experience and findings in a panel conversation moderated by Curator Jordan Carter. Following the conversation, visitors are invited to the Learning Lab for a reception and to engage with the teens’ work and process directly.
Jordan Carter is a curator at Dia Art Foundation. He oversees Dia’s partnerships and sites in Utah.
Dia Teens is an intensive program that elevates the voices, ideas, and contributions of youth at Dia, while emphasizing collective agency, critical thinking, and choice. In collaboration with an artist mentor, this program invites flexible thinkers to make ambitious ideas actionable. Dia Teens is a free, year-round program with cohorts based at Dia Beacon and Dia Chelsea.Dia BeaconTUREDD/MM/YYYYFieldwork: Dia Teens in Conversation with Jordan Carter
05/10/2023 00:0005/10/2023 23:45Europe/LondonDelcy Morelos in Conversation with Alexis Lowry and Zuna MazaEvent DetailsThursday, October 5, 20236:30 pm
Dia Chelsea537 West 22nd StreetNew York, New York
Free. Register for the event here.
On the opening evening of her Dia Chelsea commission, artist Delcy Morelos joins Dia curator Alexis Lowry and curatorial assistant Zuna Maza, in conversation. The program will be in both English and Spanish with live interpretation.
Delcy Morelos was born in Tierralta, Colombia, in 1967. Morelos’s practice encompasses painting, installation, and sculpture. Over the last decade the artist has focused on large-scale site-specific installations, using soil, clay, natural fibers, and other organic materials. Morelos graduated from La Escuela de Bellas Artes de Cartagena in 1991. Recent solo presentations include those at NC-arte, Bogotá (2018); Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden (2018); Galería Santa Fe, Bogotá (2019); Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada (2019); and Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (2022). Recent group shows include Dum Som Jag (One as Another), Havremagasinet, Boden, Sweden (2016), and Sami Dáiddaguovddáš, Karasjok, Norway (2017); 45 Salón Nacional de Artistas: el revés de la trama (45th National Artists’ Salon: The Reverse of the Plot), Bogotá (2019); 59th Venice Biennale: The Milk of Dreams (2022); and the 5th Aichi Triennale: STILL ALIVE (2022). Her work is included in the collections of Banco de la República (Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango); Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño; Museo de Arte Moderno de Cartagena; and Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá. She lives and works in Bogotá.
Alexis Lowry is a curator at Dia Art Foundation.
Zuna Maza is a curatorial assistant at Dia Art Foundation. Dia ChelseaTUREDD/MM/YYYYDelcy Morelos in Conversation with Alexis Lowry and Zuna Maza
11/10/2023 00:0011/10/2023 00:00Europe/LondonMargaret Honda on Jack BroganEvent DetailsWednesday, October 11, 20236:30 pm
Dia Chelsea537 West 22nd StreetNew York, New York
Free. Register for the event here.
In her lecture, Margaret Honda elucidates the significant role of the late Jack Brogan as a fabricator who collaborated with key figures in the history of Minimal, Postminimal, and Conceptual art, including Dia collection artists Larry Bell and Robert Irwin, as well as Lynda Benglis and Michael Asher. Shedding light on Brogan’s practice and the ways it has influenced her own artistic development, Honda demystifies the invisible labor and histories within art production since the 1960s.
Margaret Honda was born in San Diego, California, in 1961. She works primarily in sculpture and film, with a focus on the malleability of materials and production protocols. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Art Institute of Chicago; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Her films have been shown at Anthology Film Archives, New York; Berlinale, Berlin; and Centre Pompidou, Paris. She lives in Los Angeles. Dia ChelseaFALSEDD/MM/YYYYMargaret Honda on Jack Brogan
13/10/2023 00:0013/10/2023 23:45Europe/LondonMomentumEvent DetailsFriday–Sunday, October 13–15, 2023 12–4 pm daily
Dia Beacon 3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York
Free with museum admission.The performance is durational; visitors may come and go as they wish.
For the duration of Rita McBride: Arena Momentum at Dia Beacon, an expanding body of artists, performers, writers, musicians, and dancers activates physical and virtual spaces as part of a series of engagements with McBride’s Arena (1997). The series, collectively called Momentum, is initiated by the artist with the experimental performance collective discoteca flaming star (founded by Cristina Gomez Barrio and Wolfgang Mayer) and choreographer Alexandra Waierstall.
Over three days in October, Waierstall—who has engaged in dialogue with Arena in various contexts since 2016—presents choreographic interludes as part of the Momentum series. These interludes bring together New York–based professional dancers as well as dancers from Europe with whom Waierstall frequently collaborates, creating a unique gathering that fosters connection between these communities, the public, and the physical space of Arena. Each day, the dancers make cyclical encounters with the work and one another, growing and changing individually and as a group, as the choreography opens a space for contemplation in which everyone present can find themselves. discoteca flaming star simultaneously engages in small acts using sound and drawings, connecting with the dancers and audience.
Momentum is durational in nature; visitors may come and go as they wish and are invited to walk and sit among the performers as the performance unfolds.
Please note that the Momentum performances will involve nudity. Photography in the Rita McBride: Arena Momentum galleries will not be permitted on the event dates.
Subsequent durational activations take place in May and November 2024.
discoteca flaming star (DFS) is an interdisciplinary, collaborative group that aims to be a space where all kinds of artists can experiment with different paths for contemporary aesthetic praxis, searching for its limits, and avoiding processes of formalization. Through conceptual, visual, and musical transfers, they create performances, sculptures, drawings, stages, and situations whose foremost intention is to question and challenge the memory of the public, transforming old desires and finding invented pasts, or pasts which never occurred. Their work has been shown at numerous venues, including Artists Space, New York; Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid; De Appel Amsterdam; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; MUMOK, Vienna; Tate Modern, London; The Kitchen, New York; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Cristina Gómez Barrio and Wolfgang Mayer have been the base of DFS since 1998. Currently DFS are: CGB, Sofia Lomba, WM, and Sara Pereira.
Cristina Gómez Barrio was born in the Alhambra, Spain, in 1973. She studied in Madrid, Munich, and Berlin, and participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program, New York. She works with drawing, performance, photography, and dreams. She lives in Berlin.
Wolfgang Mayer was born in Wertach, Germany, in 1967. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, and participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program, New York, where he studied with Ron Clark. He works primarily with drawing, shimmering dust, video, and performance. His projects, including those with discoteca flaming star, have been shown internationally. Mayer lives in Berlin.
Rita McBride was born in Des Moines in 1960 and lives in Düsseldorf and Los Alamos, California. She received a BA from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. In 1988, she began exploring architectural and sculptural form in works ranging from small-scale objects to public commissions. Her major public commissions include Mae West, Munich (2011); Bells and Whistles, the New School, New York (2014); and Obelisk of Tutankhamun, Cologne (2017). Major presentations include Rita McBride: Public Tilt, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2014–15); Rita McBride: Gesellschaft, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany, and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (2015–16); Rita McBride: Explorer, Wiels Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brussels (2017–18); Particulates, Dia Chelsea, New York (2017–18); National Chain 2020/Social Practices (in collaboration with Alexandra Waierstall and Fontys Dance Academy), Museum De Pont, Tilburg, the Netherlands (2021); and Rita McBride: Particulates, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2023). In 2001, she initiated a series of genre-bending publications that often use anonymous, collective writing structures. In 2018, she also initiated Particulates, an anthology of science fiction, edited by Nalo Hopkinson, that accompanied her exhibition Particulates at Dia Chelsea. McBride’s first project with Dia was a performative lecture on the work of Rosemarie Trockel as part of the 2003 Artists on Artists series.
Alexandra Waierstall was born in England and raised in Cyprus. She approaches choreography as a vehicle for developing new skills and knowledge for living together, connecting bodies, life-forms, and environments: used as an act of empowerment, a way to reinvent our world anew. Waierstall’s conceptually and physically detailed investigations are expressed through choreographies, installations, and film works in which she crafts sounds, texts, images, and the moving body. Key concepts in her practice include the relationships between time, memory, presence, and embodiment, rooted in an ongoing dialogue with highly attuned dancers as collaborators. She advocates for a form of radical attentiveness in different contexts, including theaters, galleries, museums, publications, and public spaces. Her collaboration with Rita McBride, in dialogue with Arena, spans seven years. Her projects have been co-produced by tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf, and she has presented works at Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Germany; Crossing Festival, Beijing; Dansens hus, Oslo; Dansens Hus, Stockholm; FIAC, Musée du Louvre, Paris; Fórum Cultural Mundial, SESC Pompéia, São Paulo; Fringe Festival, Shanghai; Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany; Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt; Museum De Pont, Tilburg, the Netherlands; Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London; and Seoul International Improvisation Dance Festival, among others. Waierstall has also choreographed work for the National Dance Company of Wales and tanzmainz, Staatstheater Mainz, Germany. She lives in Düsseldorf.
Dancers: Maxi Canion, Ying Yun Chen, Rachel Gill, Allysen Hooks, Scott Jennings, Amy Josh, Dasol Kim, Georgios Kotsifakis, Rebecca Margolick, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Evangelia Randou, Andrea Farley Shimota, Eftychia Stefanou, Karolina Szymura.
Collaborators: Volker Bertelmann, Stavros Gasparatos, Cédric Hopf, Judith Jaeger, Valeria Lampadova, Lucia Vonrhein, Randy Gibson, Sofia Lomba, Sara Pereira.
Rita McBride: Arena Momentum is organized by Alexis Lowry, curator, with Emily Markert, curatorial assistant.
All exhibitions at Dia are made possible by the Economou Exhibition Fund.
Rita McBride: Arena Momentum is made possible by major support from Brenda R. Potter. Significant support provided by Erika Glazer, and additional support by a Board Discretionary Grant of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Graham Steele and Ulysses de Santi, and Konrad Fischer Galerie.
Choreographic interludes production by Noema Dance Works e.V., in collaboration with Dia.
Support provided by Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf.
Rita McBride is grateful for the support of Momentum afforded by the 2020–2021 Lee Krasner Award for lifetime achievement.Dia BeaconTUREDD/MM/YYYYFREQ=DAILY;Momentum
14/10/2023 10:3014/10/2023 12:00Europe/LondonSaturday Studio at Dia BeaconEvent DetailsSaturday, October 14, 202310:30 am–12 pm
Dia Beacon Learning Lab3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York
Free. Spaces are limited; register for the event here.
Join a practicing artist for a workshop of art-making, material experimentation, and play at Dia Beacon. Designed for all ages, Saturday Studio is a family-friendly program that is most suitable for children ages five and up.
Saturday Studio begins promptly at 10:30 am at Dia Beacon. Registrations opens on Friday, October 6, at 9 am.
For more information, please contact email@example.com.Dia BeaconFALSEDD/MM/YYYYSaturday Studio at Dia Beacon