Indianapolis Museum of Art Announces Partnership with USA Gymnastics and USA Track & Field for 54th La Biennale di Venezia

The Indianapolis Museum of Art and Allora & Calzadilla have announced that they will be partnering with national athletic organizations USA Gymnastics and USA Track & Field on three newly commissioned sculptures for the U.S. Pavilion exhibition Gloria at the 54th La Biennale di Venezia. The pieces—“Body in Flight (Delta),” “Body in Flight (American),” and “Track and Field”—will incorporate performances by professional gymnasts and runners. Olympic gold medalist Dan O’Brien (Decathlon, 1996), Olympic silver medalist Chellsie Memmel (Women’s Gymnastics Team, 2008), and U.S. All-Around champion David Durante (Men’s Gymnastics, 2007) will perform at the pavilion during the vernissage (June 1-3, 2011). The installations will mark the first time that athletes have performed as part of the U.S. Pavilion.

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