• Janine Antoni, Loving Care, 1993. Performance with Loving Care hair dye in “Natural Black,” Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, September 10, 1993. Photographed by Prudence Cumming Associates, Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. © Janine Antoni.


    Institute of Contemporary Art

    October 7, 2011–January 16, 2012

    Curated by Helen Molesworth

    With approximately one hundred works by fifty artists, in media spanning video, photography, drawing, sculpture, and live performance, the Boston ICA’s seventy-fifth-anniversary show, “Dance/Draw,” promises a substantial reconsideration of the relationship between the visual arts and dance over the past half century. Arranging the work into thematic sections (“More Than Just the Hand,” “The Line in Space,” “Dancing,” “Drawing”), the show will analogize the liberation of the line from the page (think Eva Hesse or Fred Sandback) to the eschewal of traditional ballet en pointe in favor of everyday actions (e.g., Yvonne Rainer) and trace this correlation up through the work of contemporary artists such as Fiona Banner, Jesse Aron Green, Klara Lidén, and Rashaad Newsome. For the show’s catalogue, curator Helen Molesworth, Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Catherine Lord, and Paul Chan will elaborate on the porosity of these practices.