While dance has long intersected meaningfully with the visual arts, the past five to ten years have witnessed an explosion of dance being presented in an art context. Dancing with the Art World convenes artists, choreographers, curators, and historians to reflect on the recent interface between dance and art, consider its historical precedents, and debate its effects on artistic and institutional practice. Art historian and critic Douglas Crimp, the Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History at the University of Rochester, will give a keynote address Friday evening. Other participants include Johanna Burton, the Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum; Kristy Edmunds, director of CAP-UCLA; Anne Ellegood, senior curator at the Hammer; and artists Simone Forti, Andrea Fraser, Mary Kelly, and Yvonne Rainer.
Dancing with the Art World is organized by Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly, MFA candidates, Interdisciplinary Studio, UCLA Department of Art with faculty advisor Andrea Fraser. The conference has been co-organized by the Hammer Museum and the UCLA Department of Art.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Assigned seating is available in the Billy Wilder Theater. Free tickets are required and available at the Box Office, one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Members enjoy priority seating and seat selection, subject to availability. Membership does not guarantee seating. Arrival at least one half hour prior to program time is recommended.
Dancing with the Art World is sponsored by grants from the UCLA Arts Initiative Fund and University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA), and is funded by the UCLA Campus Programs Committee of the Programs Activities Board.
Public programs are made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.
Generous support is also provided by Hammer members; Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy; the Simms/Mann Family Foundation; Bronya and Andrew Galef; Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley; and an anonymous donor.