In 2008, the Contemporary art center La Ferme du Buisson, and the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen invited Mathieu Copeland to curate A Choreographed Exhibition. Exclusively composed of “movements” written by eight artists—Jonah Bokaer, Philipp Egli, Karl Holmqvist, Jennifer Lacey, Roman Ondák, Michael Parsons, and Fia Backström & Michael Portnoy—and executed by three dancers over two months, the exhibition represents a landmark in the history of the relationship between dance and the visual arts.
Beyond the unique experience it represented for those who were there, A Choreographed Exhibition raised a multitude of questions that have made their way into the book Choreographing Exhibitions. Both a manifest and an anthology, the book brings together more than thirty international visual artists, choreographers, musicians, filmmakers, theorists and curators. A remarkable overview of the relation between choreography and exhibitions, it conducts a polyphony through five perspectives: score, space, time, the body, and memory.
Featuring Kenneth Anger, Fia Backström, Jérôme Bel, Julien Bismuth, Giovanni Carmine, Boris Charmatz, Mathieu Copeland, Tim Etchells, Barbara Formis, Maite Garbayo Maeztu, Kenneth Goldsmith, Amy Greenfield, Abbie Hoffman, Karl Holmqvist, Pierre Huyghe, Myriam Van Imschoot, Jennifer Lacey, Leclubdes5, Franck Leibovici, Pablo León de la Barra, André Lepecki, Alan Licht, Raimundas Malašauskas, Loreto Martínez Troncoso, Malcolm McLaren, Gustav Metzger, Lilo Nein, Phill Niblock, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Michael Parsons, Julie Pellegrin, Mickaël Phelippeau, Michael Portnoy, Claude Rutault, Irena Tomažin, Catherine Wood
A coedition: Mathieu Copeland / Centre d’art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France / Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Switzerland.
With the support of Fluxus, Franco-British fund for contemporary art.
Distribution: Les presses du réel
ISBN : 978-2-84066-682-0
Launched on 30 November 2013
Centre d’art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson
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