MoMA’s Performance Exhibition Series presents a program of live performance and dance in conjunction with the group exhibition On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century. The dancing body has long been a subject matter for drawing, as seen in a variety of works included in this exhibition. These documentations show dance in two dimensions, allowing it to be seen in a gallery setting. But if one considers line as the trace of a point in motion—an idea at the core of this project—the very act of dance becomes a drawing, an insertion of line into time and the three-dimensional space of our lived world.
January 17, 19 & 20, throughout the day Performance 12: On Line/Marie Cool and Fabio Balducci Please note: The performance for January 17 has been canceled.
Selected untitled works (2004–09)
The work of Marie Cool (French, born 1961) and
Fabio Balducci (Italian, born 1964) is rooted less
in the tradition of performance art than in sculpture,
painting, and drawing. The artists’ actions are
composed from an inventory of simple, reductive
gestures initiated by the physical properties of
ordinary materials, such as string, paper, or a piece of
Scotch tape. Their work will be on view continuously
throughout their three-day appearance at MoMA. Performances are free with Museum admission.
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