In conjunction with his exhibition, Retrospective, Xavier Le Roy presents his solo work, Product of Circumstances, 1999.
In 1999 Le Roy was commissioned to produce a work for the event Body Currency at the Wiener Festwochen. Le Roy’s response was a performance that utilizes both choreography and the traditional lecture format to contextualize his personal narrative, specifically his transition from an early career in micro-biology to choreography and visual art practice.
The idea of an artistic biography reappears in Retrospective, wherein the performers describe their own individual histories to the audience through conversation and movement.
MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions program welcomes visitors to experience art live and in real time. Embracing performance, music, dance, conversations, and film, the program vividly demonstrates how these art forms can push us to engage with our contemporary world in creative, illuminating ways. With an emphasis on artistic practices that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, the program supports and commissions new work, inviting artists, curators, and other cultural instigators to share their latest projects.