Xavier Le Roy
Alexis Marguerite Teplin
An Exhibition Based on "The Rite of Spring". The project traces the interplay between dance and the visual arts in a sustained engagement with the ballet Le Sacre du printemp. Alongside a selection of Le Sacre dance documentation, most of the invited artists will specially create new works.
With contributions by Eleanor Antin, Marc Bauer, Dara Friedman, Millicent Hodson/Kenneth Archer, Karen Kilimnik, Xavier Le Roy, Marko Lulić, Royston Maldoom, Sara Masüger, Vaslav Nijinsky, Silke Otto-Knapp, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Yvonne Rainer/Babette Mangolte, Lucy Stein, Alexis Marguerite Teplin, Julie Verhoeven and Mary Wigman.
Curator: Raphael Gygax.
With the exhibition project Sacré 101 the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst traces the interplay between dance and the visual arts in a sustained engagement with the ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring). The work features revolutionary music by Igor Stravinsky and choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky, and its premiere in Paris a century and a year ago is regarded as one of modernism's great breakthrough moments. Alongside a selection of Le Sacre dance documentation, most of the invited artists will specially create new works for the exhibition: works that address the ballet, its context and its history in a wide variety of ways.
American artist Eleanor Antin's seminal work Recollections of My Life with Diaghilev 1919–1929 (1977/78) and Vaslav Nijinsky's drawing work (c. 1919) shall also be incorporated into the exhibition – both being presented in Switzerland for the first time.
Collection on Display examines the complex issue of space and interiors in contemporary art. The third section of this thematic cycle features works by Jan Dibbets, Jimmie Durham, Esther Eppstein, Urs Fischer, Andrea Fraser, David Renggli and Tatiana Trouvé.
The exhibition shall be accompanied by a JRP|Ringier catalogue published in cooperation with the Center for Movement Research at the Free University of Berlin / Gabriele Brandstetter.
Xavier Le Roy: Le Sacre du printemps in cooperation with zürich moves!
(festival for contemporary dance)
Mon 3/3/14, 7 pm
Tue 4/3/14, 7 pm
Location: Tanzhaus Zürich, Wasserwerkstrasse 129, CH-8037 Zürich
Admission CHF 30.-, reduced CHF 20.-
Alexis Marguerite Teplin: P and C
Thu 24/4/14, 7 and 8 pm
Location: Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Free admission, limited seating
With the support of Tanzhaus Zürich, Miller Genuine Draft, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Kultur Stadt Zürich, Kanton Zürich Fachstelle Kultur, Migros Kulturprozent, Kino Riffraff - Neugass AG
Image: Strawinsky et les Ballets Russes, (Denis Caiozzi, 2008), Filmstill, © V. M. Baranovsky
René Müller, head of press and public relations T +41 44 2772727 firstname.lastname@example.org
We cordially invite you to the opening on Friday, February 14:
6–9 pm Opening
6 pm Heike Munder, Director, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst,
and Raphael Gygax, Curator, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst address the visitors
6–9 pm Open atelier for kids
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Limmatstrasse 270 8005 Zurich
Tue, Wed, Fri 11 am – 6 pm
Thu 11 am – 8 pm
Sat, Sun 10 am – 5 pm
closed on Mondays
Adults: SFR 12.-
Reduced: SFR 8.-
Groups of over 10: SFR 8.-
Free admission for pupils and young people under 16 years.