Grazer Kunstverein present Trisha Brown: Early Works 1966–1979

Grazer Kunstverein present Trisha Brown: Early Works 1966–1979 an exhibition on view 21 September–24 November 2013.

n 1962 Trisha Brown became one of the original members of the experimental Judson Church Dance Theater in New York, and in 1970 she co-founded The Grand Union. The dancers of these radical groups, such as Yvonne Rainer and Steve Paxton, embraced improvisation and the use of everyday movements not usually associated with legitimate choreography. To bring her dance into the real world of objects and unpredictable events, Brown performed much of her early work outdoors. By the late 1970s, Brown was looking for ways to expand and open up her dances. The desire to create large-scale, complex productions led her to incorporate stage design and music as simultaneous, independent elements in her work. Collaborating with such visual artists and musicians as Laurie Anderson, Robert Ashley, John Cage, Alvin Curran, Nancy Graves, Donald Judd, Fujiko Nakaya, Robert Rauschenberg, and, most recently, Terry Winters, she created visual and musical spectacles, or “movement-images.”

Published and distributed by Artpix, Trisha Brown: early works 1966–1979 gives a full overview of all documentations made of works produced between 1966 and 1979, including the infamous performances executed on the streets of SoHo.

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