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Exhibition Detail
Black Forest: In dialogue with Rudolf von Laban
Heimplatz 1
CH–8001 Zurich
Switzerland


April 5th, 2013 - June 16th, 2013
Opening: 
April 5th, 2013 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
 
Black Forest , Kelly NipperKelly Nipper, Black Forest , 2012
© Courtesy of the artist & Tramway for the Glasgow International Festival 2012, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
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In her videos, installations and performances the American artist Kelly Nipper (*1971 in Edina, Minnesota) investigates the relationship between the human body, movement, space and time. She is interested in ritual gestures and processes, and her choreographies repeatedly refer back to the origins of experimental dance.

One particularly influential figure is Rudolf von Laban (1879 – 1958) who, together with Emile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865 – 1950), is considered the founder of modern expressive dance. The Kunsthaus Collection includes an important group of drawings and watercolours by Rudolf von Laban. Kelly Nipper uses these as the starting point for new works that are being created specially for the exhibition and will be shown alongside pieces by Laban.

A central element of the exhibition is Nipper’s new performance 'Black Forest,’ a collaboration with Tramway, Glasgow and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.


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