Viewing Dance

Exhibition - Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Museum of Centemporary Art), Siegen

Since the second half of the twentieth century and with the development of audio-visual media, an ever increasing mutual inspiration and provocation between the fine arts and dance has developed.

For the American Avant-garde of the 1960's this shared fertilization, which resulted from the cooperation between dance and the fine arts, was of eminent importance. Dancers as well as artists developed meaningful simplifications and questioned the traditional relationship between music and body-movement, also exploring a new relationship to the audience by incorporating the process of viewing art into the work, making the viewer part of the art. Film projections and other new technical innovations played a substantial role in the design of stage sets while minimal objects and stage requisitions inspired each other.

The exhibition traced the history of these shared references, similarities, and co-operations with more than 100 art works, documentary films, and video and object installations.

Artists: Dave Allen/ Douglas Gordon/ Jonathan Monk, Eleanor Antin, Charles Atlas, Sven Augustijnen, Antonia Baehr, Samuel Beckett, Jerôme Bel, Andrea Bowers, Ulla von Brandenburg, Trisha Brown, Helen Chadwick, Merce Cunningham, Rineke Dijkstra, Simone Forti, Dan Graham, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Rebecca Horn, Jirí Kovanda, Mara Kurotscka, Yuri Leiderman, Auguste und Louis Lumière, Babette Mangolte, Bruce McLean, Eva Meyer / Eran Schaerf, Peter Moore, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Adrian Piper, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, Ulrike Rosenbach, Boy & Eric Stappaerts, Stelarc, Catherine Sullivan, Beate Terfloth, Peter Welz, Erwin Wurm.

Venues and schedule:
Siegen, Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Museum of Centemporary Art), 18 Feb. - 28 May 2007
Sevilla, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo;


Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen

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57072 Siegen

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