Bodily Choreography

18.06 – 14.08.2011 Bodily Choreography

Zachęta National Gallery of Art

artists: Wojciech Bąkowski, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Anna Molska, DV8 – Physical Theatre, Ayşe Erkmen, Fatboy Slim, Oliver Herring, Jesper Just, Adrian Paci, Mark Raidpere, A. L. Steiner + robbinschilds, Type A, John Wood & Paul Harrison
curator: Maria Brewińska
co-operation: Katarzyna Kołodziej

The exhibition Bodily Choreography explores the relations between the visual arts and choreography and dance, by showing works by contemporary artists making use of different choreographic configurations, more or less dance or movement oriented or dynamic in nature, sometimes simply suggested by a minimal level of movement.

The term choreography initially described the configurations of movement in ballet, compositions of dance. In contemporary terms, the concept has widened to include all fields where movement has an artistic character – from movements on stage to the ordinary movements of people arranged by artists. The visual arts have produced their own style, deprived of the virtuosity of dance, based in large part on “everyday movements”.

The exhibition is composed of films in which choreography or dance, despite being mediated by film, demonstrate natural movement. Amongst the works show is a film that is a recording of the performance of a dance group – DV8 Physical Theatre – that rejects the traditional forms of modern dance. The remaining works show cooperations between choreographers, artists and film-makers (A. L. Steiner + robbinschilds, Fatboy Slim), the expression of natural dance and movements (Ayşe Erkmen, Oliver Herring, Mark Raidpere), socially oriented choreography (Adrian Paci, Jesper Just), bodily actions performed for the camera (Wojciech Bąkowski, Anna Molska), animated films of the body (Aneta Grzeszykowska) and the interaction of the body with objects (John Wood & Paul Harrison).

Artists' works in the Zachęta collection

  • Zdjęcie pracy Spoken Movie 3
    Spoken Movie 3Wojciech Bąkowski2008
  • Zdjęcie pracy Completed
    CompletedWojciech Bąkowski, Anna Molska2009
  • Zdjęcie pracy Negative book # 5
    Negative book # 5Aneta Grzeszykowska2012
  • Zdjęcie pracy Negative book # 7
    Negative book # 7Aneta Grzeszykowska2012
  • Zdjęcie pracy Negative book # 8
    Negative book # 8Aneta Grzeszykowska2012
  • Zdjęcie pracy Negative book # 9
    Negative book # 9Aneta Grzeszykowska2012
  • Zdjęcie pracy Negative book # 12
    Negative book # 12Aneta Grzeszykowska2012
  • Zdjęcie pracy Negative book # 25
    Negative book # 25Aneta Grzeszykowska2012
  • Zdjęcie pracy Negative book # 35
    Negative book # 35Aneta Grzeszykowska2012
  • Zdjęcie pracy Negative book # 45
    Negative book # 45Aneta Grzeszykowska2012
  • Zdjęcie pracy Negative book # 54
    Negative book # 54Aneta Grzeszykowska2012
  • Zdjęcie pracy Negative book # 62
    Negative book # 62Aneta Grzeszykowska2012
  • Zdjęcie pracy Negative book # 63
    Negative book # 63Aneta Grzeszykowska2012
  • Zdjęcie pracy Negative book # 64
    Negative book # 64Aneta Grzeszykowska2012
  • Zdjęcie pracy YMCA
    YMCAAneta Grzeszykowska, Jan Smaga2005
  • Zdjęcie pracy The Sixth Continent
    The Sixth ContinentAnna Molska2012
  • Zdjęcie pracy The Platform
    The PlatformAnna Molska2016
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  • Grafika wydarzenia:
    19.06.2011 (Sun) 12:15
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
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Information

Bodily Choreography
18.06 – 14.08.2011

Zachęta National Gallery of Art
pl. Małachowskiego 3, 00-916 Warsaw
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partners of the exhibition: British Council, U.S. Embassy in Poland
sponsors of the gallery: Caparol, PERI, Netia, Lidex
sponsors of the opening ceremony: DeLonghi, Kenwood, Blikle, Freixenet
media patronage: Gazeta Wyborcza, TOK FM, The Warsaw Voice, Stolica, Art&Business, Artinfo.pl