Critical Correspondence: Dance and the Museum

In 2013, Critical Correspondence initiated a project dedicated to the examination of dance in the museum today--its politics, economics, and aesthetics. Acknowledging a long history of cross-pollination between dance and the visual arts--some driven by artists, some by institutions--our hope is to create a forum, based in a dance institution, for the voices of those affected by and invested in these issues.

Dance and the Museum was conceived and curated by Nicole Daunic and Abigail Levine.

Contributions by: Gustavo Ciríaco Alexis Clements Colectivo A.M. Samara Davis Mark Franko Danielle Goldman Jaamil Olawale Kosoko Sarah Maxfield Martin Nachbar Yvonne Rainer Mårten Spångberg Sara Wookey

Related interviews and writings on Critical Correspondence: Lise Soskolne of W.A.G.E. in conversation with Abigail Levine Richard Move in conversation with Abigail Levine Neal Beasley in conversation with Joshua Lubin-Levy Claudia La Rocco in conversation with Marissa Perel Charles Aubin in conversation with Abigail Levine Ralph Lemon in conversation with Marissa Perel Laurel Tentindo in conversation with Christine Elmo Rebecca Davis in conversation with Jodi Bender Janine Antoni in conversation with Abigail Levine Marissa Perel on Conversations Without Walls: Mutual Seductions Christine Elmo in response to "Seven Works by Trisha Brown"

Of Note Elsewhere: Indexing Liveness: The (In)Animacy of Performance by Lauren Bakst in the New Museum blog Yve Laris Cohen in Mousse Magazine Performance at the Beginning of the 21st Century by Aaron Mattocks in The Performance Club Sarah Michelson in Art21 Open Letter to Artists by Sara Wookey in The Performance Club Being a Thing: The Work of Performing in the Museum by Abigail Levine in Women and Performance Three Reperformers Respond to MOCA Gala in The Performance Club

We will complement these responses with other interviews, texts, and links to resources that speak to the issues at hand. We welcome further contributions, challenges, insights, resources, as well. You may contact us at: [email protected]

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Abigail Levine, aesthetics, Alexis Clements, Dance and the Museum, Dance and Visual Art, Dance Studies, Danielle Goldman, Danspace Project, economics, Gustavo Ciríaco, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Mark Franko, Marten Spangberg, Martin Nachbar, MoMA, Neal Beasley, Nicole Daunic, Performa, politics, Richard Move, Samara Davis, Sara Wookey, Sarah Maxfield, visual art, Yvonne Rainer

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