Marina Abramovic and Olafur Eliasson Announced for Park Avenue Armory
The Park Avenue Armory has announced an ambitious lineup for the 2015 season including mammoth installations, artist commissions, and cross-disciplinary collaborations from artists including Philippe Parreno, Olafur Eliasson, Laurie Anderson and Marina Abramovic.
The season launches in March with FLEXN, a commission co-directed by Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray and director Peter Sellars focused on street dance. It will be followed by a work from Philippe Parreno that promises to “radically morph the exhbition tradition by enveloping the viewer and the Armory’s building into the artwork itself,” according to a release from the Armory.
Also in the lineup: a new contemporary ballet, “Tree of Codes,” with direction and choreography by Wayne McGregor, a visual concept by Eliasson, and music by Jamie xx; a major commission of performance art by Laurie Anderson; an interpretation of J.S.Bach’s Goldberg Variations by pianist Igor Levit with a performance by Abramovic; and an expansion of the Armory’s recital series in the Board of Officers Room, with seven presentations ranging from classical music to spoken word.
“Park Avenue Armory provides artists with both the freedom and the inspiration they need to push their practice, defy expectation and achieve their most ambitious artistic visions” said Rebecca Robertson, president and executive producer of the Park Avenue Armory.”It has been especially thrilling to see how artists have been able to play with the scale and unconventional nature of our spaces, creating site-specific and immersive environments that engage our audiences and captivate our imaginations.”
“We remain committed to supporting artistic talent from the world to develop new work specially made for the Armory,” said Alex Poots, artistic director.
Season tickets go on sale November 19.
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