Exhibition Talk: Yvonne Rainer and Wendy Perron

Wednesday, May 10
101 Spring Street
New York, NY

Judd Foundation for a conversation with Wendy Perron and Yvonne Rainer in conjunction with the exhibition Rosemarie Castoro: Paintings 1964-1966, now on view at 101 Spring Street. The two will discuss Rosemarie Castoro’s work and their own work within the context of the transformative period in the relationship between dance and visual art in New York the 1960s and 70s.

Yvonne Rainer is an American dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker, whose work in these disciplines is regarded as challenging and experimental. She is a founding member of Judson Dance Theater. While her work is sometimes classified as minimalist art, her art is more eclectic. Her work has been foundational across multiple disciplines and movements: dance, cinema, feminism, minimalism, conceptual art, and postmodernism. Rainer currently lives and works in New York.

Wendy Perron is a dancer/choreographer turned writer/educator/historian. She danced with the Trisha Brown Company in the 1970s and choreographed more than forty works for her own group. The author of The Grand Union: Accidental Anarchists of Downtown Dance, 1970-1976, she has co-curated exhibits on the intersection of art and dance. She currently teaches dance history at Juilliard.

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