In conjunction with Retrospective by Xavier Le Roy, on view through December 1, 2014, Sunday Sessions presents a symposium that looks at the exhibition from a historical perspective and asks about possible impacts of the choreographic practice on the art institution. Influential choreographer and film maker, Yvonne Rainer, talks about her seminal work Continuous Project- Altered Daily (1969), one of the first choreographies made for a museum’s galleries. Laurence Rassel, who originally invited Le Roy to conceive of a work for the galleries at Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, speaks about the influence of Retrospective on her institution, audience, and curatorial thinking. Critical scholar Christophe Wavelet reports on the different iterations of Retrospective all over the world and reflects on the traveling of a show that has no objects and is done each time anew with local performers. All three speakers are joined by Xavier Le Roy for a concluding discussion.
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.