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  • “Sasha Waltz: Installations Objects Performances”

    ZKM | Center for Art and Media
    Lorenzstraße 19
    September 28 - February 2

    Curated by Peter Weibel with Sasha Waltz

    On the occasion of her fiftieth birthday, German dance-theater maker Sasha Waltz will step off the proscenium to stage an exhibition project at ZKM in her hometown of Karlsruhe. Peter Weibel’s institution has encouraged a number of important experiments integrating performance with the plastic arts in recent years, including the “media pop opera”–cum-conference Our Literal Speed, in 2008, and “Moments: A History of Performance in 10 Acts,” in 2012. Reconfiguring the relic-heavy “dance retrospective” paradigm, Waltz will continue her exploration of stage design as installation, bringing together objects from previous performances but only so as to activate them as components of new artworks. For the past three decades, Waltz has been pointedly collaborating across disciplines, including visual art. At ZKM, she makes her first dedicated attempt at showcasing the visual aesthetic of her choreography on its own terms.