Charlotte Moorman performs Nam June Paik’s <i>TV Cello</i> wearing <i>TV Glasses</i>, New York, 1971 © Takahiko iimura

A Feast of Astonishments

Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s

The only venue in Europe, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg proudly presents a unique exhibition on the work and influence of the US-American cellist and performance artist Charlotte Moorman (1933 Little Rock, AR, US—1991 New York, NY, US). For the first time, the work and role as a mediator of avantgarde art of Moorman, usually highlighted as “topless cellist” and muse of Nam June Paik, is fully acknowledged in this exhibition.

Curatorial team: Lisa G. Corrin, Director, Block Museum; Corinne Granof, Curator of the Academic Program, Block Museum; Scott Krafft, Curator of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University Libraries; Michelle Puetz, Pick-Laudati-Curator of Media Art, Block Museum; Joan Rothfuss, Consultant Curator; and Laura Wertheim Joseph, Assistant Consultant Curator; Tina Teufel, Curator, Museum der Moderne Salzburg

An exhibition in collaboration with the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern Universit and the Northwestern University Libraries. The Salzburg presentation of this exhibition is supported by a major grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art. Additional generous support is provided by: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, Alumnae of Northwestern University, Colonel Eugene E. Myers Foundations, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Dean of Libraries Discretionary Fund, Charles Deering McCormick Fund for Special Collections, Florence Walton Taylor Fund, Block Museum Science and Technology Endowment.

 


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