A Moorman-Eye View of New York’s Changing Avant-Gardism
In conjunction with the exhibition A Feast of Astonishments:
Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s
Panel discussion moderated by Hannah B Higgins, professor of Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago, with speakers Saisha Grayson, PhD candidate, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Sophie Landres, PhD candidate, Stony Brook University; and Joan Rothfuss, author of Topless Cellist: The Improbable Life of Charlotte Moorman (MIT Press, 2014). These scholars—all specialists in Charlotte Moorman’s work—will focus on the charismatic cellist who lent her talents and energies not only to numerous performances with erstwhile composer and Fluxus artist Nam June Paik but also to the radical, experimental scene of 1960s and ’70s New York—a pivotal moment in late-20th century art.
Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Art History (CAS) and Grey Art Gallery.