Featuring performances and time-based works by Cecilia Bengolea, Shezad Dawood and William Forsythe among many others
Choreography is a helpful way to describe the world right now... One must move in order to know. –William Forsythe.
LIVE, the fair’s programme for time-based works beyond the gallery booths is again curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt (Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka/Dhaka Art Summit).
The practice of radical innovator in choreography and dance, William Forsythe, is the entry point for LIVE 2019. In addition to his ground-breaking work in the field of classical ballet, Forsythe has worked for more than 20 years on installations, film works, and discrete, interactive sculptures, which he calls ‘choreographic objects’. New commissions and research-driven projects will explore interdisciplinary artistic practices and their political potential.
Exploring the expanded field of dance and choreography in the context of the fair, interventions by artists from wide ranging contexts from Argentina to Cambodia will reveal narratives of control present in architecture, language, colonialism, and protest illuminated through movement. -Campbell Betancourt
The first announced artists and galleries for LIVE 2019 are:
Carlos Amorales (presented by Nils Staerk)
Cecilia Bengolea (presented by Almine Rech and angels barcelona, with support from FLUXUS)
Performances: 5pm, Wednesday 2 – Saturday 5 October
Shezad Dawood (presented by Jhaveri Contemporary and Timothy Taylor with support from Bagri Foundation; featuring costume design by Priya Ahluwalia and sound score by patten)
Performances: 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30pm, daily
William Forsythe (presented by Gagosian)
Yasmin Jahan Nupur (presented by Exhibit 320, co-commissioned with Dhaka Art Summit and Peabody Essex Museum)
Performances: 3–6pm, daily
Sophie Jung (presented by Sophie Tappeiner)
Performance: 6pm, Saturday 5 October
Khvay Samnang (presented by Tomio Koyama with support from Delfina Foundation, choreographers and dancers by Mot Pharan with Sot Sovanndy)
Performances: 3pm, daily
Oskar Schlemmer (presented by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac)
Performances: 4pm, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Main picture: Carlos Amorales, Ghost Demonstration, 2019. Acrylic on wood panel. 25 x 60 ft (7.62 x 18.29 m) [or, 300 x 720 in. (762 x 1829 cm)]. Installation view at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA). Photo: JKA Photography.