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Hardcover ISBN: 3791357905
This monograph surveys the work of the Los Angeles-based choreographer and dancer Adam Linder, whose nuanced and highly evocative work offers a critical reflection on the nature of live performance and the role of dance within museums. Every two years, on the occasion of the Made in L.A. biennial, the Hammer Museum honors artistic excellence by administering the Mohn Award to an artist whose presentation of work in the exhibition is exceptional. The 2016 winner was choreographer Adam Linder, whose performance and accompanying installation, "Kein Paradiso," premiered at the Hammer. This elegant monograph focuses on the stage works that Linder has produced to date. Starting with "Ma Ma Ma Materials" (2012) and concluding with "Kein Paradiso," the book presents five of Linder's stage works and includes photographs, printed ephemera, costumes, and excerpts of original scripts authored by Linder. In addition, the book features contextual essays written by an array of artists, curators, and choreographers
Hardcover ISBN: 3791357964
This stunning and comprehensive book presents acclaimed artist William Forsythe, whose work is at the intersection of performance, sculpture, and installation. Since the 1990s, parallel to his stage productions, Forsythe has developed a body of work he calls "Choreographic Objects". These experimental, interactive works invite the viewer to engage with the fundamental ideas of choreography and extend Forsythe's choreographic explorations beyond the stage and skilled professionals to public spaces and the layperson. This volume considers the full breadth of his oeuvre and features contributions from leading scholars, critics, and theorists in the disciplines of visual arts, choreography, and dance. Forsythe's highly engaging voice shines through in his own writing, which enriches and deepens the scholarly essays in the book. In addition, the book features an illustrated chronology of The Forsythe Company (2005-15), the artist's dance troupe that followed his legendary tenure at Ballett Frankfurt. Generously illustrated, this volume is certain to become a reference book for Forsythe's many fans as well as an invaluable resource for students of visual art, dance, and interdisciplinary practice.