William Forsythe, Towards the Diagnostic Gaze I(detail), 2013. Photo by Dominik Mentzos.

"Museum Choreography" at the Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia.

On view September 29, 2017 through January 7, 2018.

From 29 September the international group show "Museum Choreography" is open at the Tartu Art Museum which places the audience members at the center of the exhibition. Among the participants are internationally renowned dance artists as well as acclaimed authors from Estonia.

Participating artists: Bojana Cvejić, Xenoula Eleftheriades, William Forsythe, Maria Hassabi, Lennart Laberenz, kadrinoormets, Abby Page, Karl Saks, Maarja Tõnisson, Zorka Wollny

The exhibition will be open until 7 January 2018.

The exhibition is made up of works that explore the art museum context via the means of dance and choreography. The exhibited works put the audience at the center of attention – all the works emphasize that the museum is an environment created by people with their daily presence – their views, cultural backgrounds, behaviour, and movement.

Several works look at the public’s movement in relation to exhibited artworks or give the visitors guidelines how to move in the space. Another central topic explored in the exhibition is the act of looking – its physicality, context, and manipulation with that context.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue in Estonian and English languages which includes additional information about the participating artists and exhibited works as well as a further reading list. Longer analyses of the possible manifestations of dance and choreography at art museums are also provided.



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