Merce Cunningham Dance Company performing Scenario MinEvent in costumes by Rei Kawakubo, Joyce Theater, New York, 2006. Photo: Cédric Andrieux.


Merce Cunningham

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th Street
January 26–April 29

Curated by Bonnie Clearwater

Feeding the current hunger for collaborative art, MoCA sets its sights on the creative partnerships of that grand doyen of dance—Merce Cunningham. Spanning the past eight years, the first part of this two-part venture—curated by Bonnie Clearwater—will comprise fourteen “mise-en-scènes” showcasing costumes by an old friend, Robert Rauschenberg; malleable sculptures by Ernesto Neto; interruptive visuals by Christian Marclay; and phenomenological settings by Olafur Eliasson. This celebration of “team effort” will continue in a second phase, taking place at the Goldman Warehouse, MoCA’s satellite branch, from April 21 to June 24. Together with Miami artist Daniel Arsham and composer David Behrman, Cunningham will fuse his legacy with other cultural elements, like break dancing and fashion, through a series of multidisciplinary evenings called E-Merce—pushing the potential of chance and collaboration into the next generation.