The Crossing @ The Philadelphia Museum of Art: Allora & Calzadilla
Final Performance: Saturday, March 21
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
2525 Pennsylvania Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19130
See www.philamuseum.org for performance times
Internationally acclaimed trans-discipline artists Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla create a fifteen-minute unaccompanied reimagining of moments from Franz Joseph Haydn’s The Creation (1798), exploring direction, time, and origins. Twelve singers consider the spatial and temporal, moving about the long hall and brilliant acoustic of the Skylit Atrium at the museum's Perelman Building; they reconstruct and construct phrases of Haydn’s original music, in medias res – finding histories that begin in the middle and look back, or move forward, or fracture and then gather. Vibrant, immediate art that the audience member experiences from within.
Allora and Calzadilla: Intervals is organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this exhibition is part of the Live Cinema series. At The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Allora & Calzadilla created new work through its Artist-in-Residence Program.
Allora & Calzadilla: Intervals has been funded at the Philadelphia Museum of Art by an anonymous donor and at The Fabric Workshop and Museum by the Edna W. Andrade Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Shipley-Miller Foundation, and by the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Additional generous support of the two-site exhibitionwas provided by Colección Isabel y Agustin Coppel CIAC A.C., the Gladstone Gallery, Kurimanzutto Gallery, Lisson Gallery, and Galerie Chantal Crousel.