Dancing Around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp

Dancing Around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp
Library Shelf Location 17.DANC
Publication Date 2012
Description Notes "Published on the occasion of the exhibition Dancing around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp, Philadelphia Museum of Art, October 30, 2012-January 21, 2013, Barbican Art Gallery, London, February 14-June 9, 2013"--t.p. verso. Includes bibliographical references. Summary This fascinating book explores the interwoven lives, radical art, and shared experimental spirit of Marcel Duchamp and four of America's most important postwar artists: composer John Cage, choreographer Merce Cunningham, and visual artists Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg. The publication traces the relationships among all five of these artists by mapping their intersections and examining the depth of their artistic exchanges. At the heart of the publication is an anthology of key texts from selected interviews, magazine articles, and book excerpts, by scholars, critics, and the artists themselves, that together narrate the younger generation's first connections to Duchamp and his work, which would profoundly redefine his legacy as well as the entire field of contemporary art. A new text by Calvin Tomkins provides an insightful first-person account of his encounters with these artists at a key moment in the 1960s. The book also includes the first extensive chronology that recounts the lives, art, and common projects of this influential group of artists. Biography Carlos Basualdo is the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Curator of Contemporary Art, and Erica F. Battle is project curatorial assistant, modern and contemporary art, both at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
ISBN 9780300189254
Quantity 1
Pages 432 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Editors Erica F Battle, Carlos Basualdo
Authors Reinaldo Laddaga, Calvin Tomkins, Paul B Franklin
Format Cloth bound in card sleeve
Publishers Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Yale University Press
Related Artists Jasper Johns, John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham
Categories Drawing, Dance, Painting, Sculpture, Group Exhibition/Multiple Artists
Related Galleries Barbican Gallery, London, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Language English

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