Drawing Room to Present Susan Hefuna & Luca Veggetti's NOTATIONOTATIONS, 9/16-20
The world premiere of NOTATIONOTATIONS marks a first-time collaboration between renowned multimedia artist Susan Hefuna and contemporary choreographer Luca Veggetti. A dance performance staged over three nights, this piece posits that if a line is the trace of a point in motion, then the human body moving through space is also a drawing inserted into the four-dimensional space of the observed world. The event will open and close with a new video installation by Hefuna of a bustling, lower Manhattan intersection. On the gallery floor Hefuna will execute an expansive web of chalk lines, her actions also captured on film and screened while Veggetti's dancers gradually erase the drawn surface through their repetitive, physical gestures. The result is its own form of choreographic documentation. A selection of Hefuna's multilayered, ink-on-tracing-paper abstractions (on view in the Drawing Room gallery) builds upon the labyrinthine floor drawing in the Main Gallery, and documentation of the live performance will be presented in the lobby. Produced by Brett Littman, Executive Director, and Joanna Kleinberg Romanow, Assistant Curator.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Susan Hefuna (b. 1962, Germany) was raised in both Germany and Egypt. Her diverse body of work includes drawing, photography, video, performance, and sculpture. Informed by her dual-heritage, Hefuna's art explores multiple definitions of identity that challenge conventional notions of nationality and heritage. Hefuna received the Contemporary Drawing Prize of the Daniel & Florence Guerlain Art Foundation in 2013.
Luca Veggetti (b. 1963, Bologna, Italy) trained as a dancer at La Scala, Milan and began working as a choreographer and stage director in 1990. Since then Veggetti has participated in The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's Works & Process series, and he has worked with the Martha Graham Dance Company and Cedar Lake in New York. Veggetti was the first resident artistic director of Morphoses for its 2011 season.
Special thanks to the dancers Olivia Ancona, PeiJu Chien-Pott, a soloist from the Martha Graham Dance Company, and Gabrielle Lamb.
A ticket to The Drawing Center ($5 general audience, $3 students and seniors) includes admission to the performance. Tickets are only available the day of the performance and on a first come, first serve basis.