previews

  • Art Performs Life: Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk, Bill T. Jones

    Walker Art Center
    725 Vineland Place
    June 28–September 20, 1998

    The Walker Art Center, known for its adventurous visual and performing arts programming, is mounting a hybrid show that addresses both passions. “Art Performs Life,” curated by Siri Engberg, Philippe Vergne, and Kellie Jones, is an exhibition of artifacts culled from performances by Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk, and Bill T. Jones. Cunningham’s and Jones’ long history of working with artists on everything from scripting to sets and costumes (for Cunningham, the list includes Rauschenberg, Warhol, and Johns; for Jones, Keith Haring, Robert Longo, and Jenny Holzer) will be reflected in their respective sections. A catalogue featuring interviews with the artists is being published on the occasion of the show.