The Contemporary Austin presents Janine Antoni and Anna Halprin: "Paper Dance"
Janine Antoni and Anna Halprin: "Paper Dance" is a retrospective of work from the past 30 years by New York-based artist Janine Antoni (Bahamian, born 1964 in Freeport, Grand Bahama), including sculptures and photographs. The exhibition also includes a solo dance performance by Antoni developed collaboratively with the pioneering dancer and choreographer Anna Halprin (Ameri-can, born 1920 in Wilmette,
The exhibition consists of a wooden dance floor and 39 wooden art crates containing 38 works of Antoni's sculpture and photography from 1989 to the present. As visitors enter the space, they will see the dance floor, along with an arrangement of crates, which also serve as seating during the live performances (taking place January 23-26). Through three separate thematic rotations, these crates will be reconfigured, unpacked, and packed by the artist and art handlers both during and in between performances, so that the space--and artworks on view--changes over time, allowing for a new experience for those who return throughout the exhibition.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through March 17.