At a time when the digital world turns our bodies into isolated eyeballs, we must not forget the energy and joy that comes with face-to-face communal engagement. This exhibition explores the body, sociality, choreography, and human congregation. Comprised of painting, photography, sculpture, performance, video and soundtracks, “Marching to the Beat” intends to be a progressive affirmation of human collectivity and a thought-provoking antidote to the factionalization of our global world.
UC Berkeley art historian Julia Bryan-Wilson has written an essay titled “Crowd Crush” in response to the exhibition. Download the fully-illustrated text HERE.
PERFORMANCES & TALKS
July 14, 6-8pm: Opening & Performance of Sturtevant Gonzalez-Torres Untitled (Go-go Dancing Platform) by Puppies Puppies
July 15, 3pm: Crowd Crush, a panel with Andrea Bowers and Tammy Rae Carland, moderated by Julia Bryan-Wilson
July 22, 5pm: An Evening with Anna Halprin and Ross Simonini
July 29, 3pm: Puppies Puppies’s Sturtevant Gonzalez-Torres Untitled (Go-go Dancing Platform)
5pm: Brendan Fernandes’s Still Move
August 19, 2pm: Performance – Maya Stovall’s Liquor and Other Things with the Artist
August 26, 3pm: Performance – Puppies Puppies’s Sturtevant Gonzalez-Torres Untitled (Go-go Dancing Platform)
Commissioned mixtapes by Kutluğ Ataman, Tammy Rae Carland, and Juliana Huxtable are downloadable below. Organized by Job Piston and Jessica Silverman.
1. Lovely Day – Bill Withers
2. Here Comes The Sun – Nina Simone
3. I’m Not Waiting – Kiki & Herb
4. Emotional Levy – The Aislers Set
5. Come To Me – Otis Redding
6. You Are The Everything – R.E.M.
7. Distant Fingers – Patti Smith
8. Love Came Here – Lhasa de Sela
9. Just Like You Said Would Be – Nomy Lamm
10. Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
11. God In You – Sini Anderson
12. Thank You For Your Love – Antony & The Johnsons
Image: Yinka Shonibare, Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball), 2004. Copyright the artist. Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.