previews

  • A Theatre Without Theatre

    Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
    Plaça dels Angels, 1
    May 25 - September 11

    Curated by Bernard Blistène and Yann Chateigné

    The new prominence of performance in contemporary art has inspired many recent exhibitions dedicated to the medium. At macba, “A Theatre Without Theatre” offers an expansive overview of more than a century of crossovers between the visual arts and theater. True to today’s preference for defining performance broadly, the show features work—spanning 1883 to 2004 and ranging from manuscripts to paintings—by roughly 200 artists, poets, architects, dramaturges, and choreographers, and stretches its elastic concept to include not only Hugo Ball, Joseph Beuys, and Vsevolod Meyerhold, but also John Heartfield, Man Ray, Donald Judd, and Rem Koolhaas. The accompanying catalogue, with essays by Patricia Falguières and Pedro G. Romero, features an interview with Alain Badiou. Travels to the Museo Berardo in Lisbon, Nov. 16, 2007–Feb. 17, 2008.