“dance works i features enormous curtains painted by rauschenberg for one of cunningham’s dance pieces that frame other rarely seen works he made for the stage, including large-scale sculptural objects that lend new perspective to his famous ‘combines’ of the 1950s.” [1]

05/01/2012 § Leave a comment

merce cunningham, antic meet (1958)

 

on a recent trip back to minneapolis, i had the opportunity to tour the walker art center with my good friends matt olson and mike brady of rolu.  i was really excited to see the exhibition graphic design: now in production.  it was a great show but clearly not what i want to mention at the moment.   matt suggested we see dance works i: merce cunningham/robert rauschenberg.  the small gallery room is full of beautiful textiles, costumes, and set designs by rauschenberg for merce cunningham’s dance pieces which were being projected onto the walls.  if you have the chance i highly recommend climbing the stairs to the top gallery of the walker.  sadly my time was short in minneapolis and i couldn’t linger as long as hoped.

 

looking for a chair

a young hare

 

 

note:

[1]     today’s title is part of the walkers description of its show dance works i: merce cunningham/robert rauschenberg

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