Marie Cool and Fabio Balducci. Untitled. 2006. Performed at The Museum of Modern Art, 2011. © 2011 Yi-Chun Wu / The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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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