Hayward Gallery

Move: Choreographing You – Art and Dance since the 1960s

Move: Choreographing You, 13 October 2010 – 9 January 2011, Hayward Gallery.Move: Choreographing You explored the interaction between art and dance from the late 1950s to the present. The main focus of the exhibition was on visual artists, dancers and choreographers who create sculptures and installations that directly affect the movements of exhibition-goers, turning spectators into active participants – perhaps even dancers. 

The exhibition included works from the 1960s and 70s by artists including Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman and Lygia Clark, made during a historic moment of dialogue between visual artists and dancers, as well as more recent works by artists such as Mike Kelley and Pablo Bronstein, where choreography is often an analogy for the external powers that control the physical, psychological and spatial aspects of our lives. 

The installations and sculpture that formed the nucleus of Move were complemented by programmes of live dance, some of which were woven into the exhibition itself. An interactive digital ARCHIVE, located at various points within the exhibition, documented more than 100 dance events, performances and happenings of the last 50 years. 

Artists included: Janine Antoni, Pablo Bronstein, Trisha Brown, Tania Bruguera, Rosemary Butcher, Boris Charmatz/Musée de la Dance, Lygia Clark, William Forsythe, Simone Forti, Dan Graham, Anna Halprin, Christian Jankowski, Isaac Julien, Allan Kaprow/Rosemary Butcher, Mike Kelley, Michael Klien, Thomas Lehmen, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, La Ribot, The OpenEnded Group and Wayne McGregor, João Penalva, Yvonne Rainer,  La Ribot, Xavier Le Roy & Mårten Spångberg, Franz Erhard Walther and Franz West.

Move travelled to Haus der Kunst, Munich (4 February – 15 May 2011), K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf (16 July – 25 September 2011) and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea (6 June 2012 – 8 December 2012). 

The exhibition was accompanied by a catalogue featuring installation photography of the exhibition, an illustrated contextual archive section and texts by noted essayists Susan Leigh Foster, Peggy Phelan and Andre Lepecki and Hayward Gallery Chief Curator Stephanie Rosenthal.

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