Posted on October 5, 2010
Next spring, the Barbican Art Gallery presents Laurie Anderson, Trisha Brown, Gordon Matta-Clark: Pioneers of the Downtown Scene, New York 1970s.
Choreographer Trisha Brown was part of a New York art community that included performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson and artist Gordon Matta-Clark. The city was on the verge of bankruptcy in the 1970s, with the disappearance of major industries and a withdrawal of public services. Artists took over derelict spaces to make and exhibit their work. The exhibition focuses on this community, featuring sculptures, drawings, documentation of performances and mixed media works, with a daily programme of gallery-based performances by dancers, musicians and other artists. The exhibition runs from March 3–May 22, 2011.