Los Angeles

Simone Forti

The Box

Dance has long been overlooked in the art world. But in the past decade, a handful of modest retrospective exhibitions have used the gallery setting to redress the medium’s wide-ranging role in the post- war avant-garde, with institutions from the Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis granting overdue attention to the careers of such figures as Anna Halprin, Trisha Brown, and Yvonne Rainer. The most recent subject of this renewed interest is Simone Forti, who received a solo exhibition at the Box, a young gallery committed to exhibiting underrecognized artists and that has, so far, directed much of its focus toward figures who established their careers in the ’60s. Forti began dancing with Halprin in 1955, and has since worked with many of the most significant artists of her generation. After the premiere of her seminal Dance Constructions at Yoko Ono’s

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