RoseLee Goldberg and Klaus Biesenbach Curate Fourth Installment of ‘100 Years of Performance’

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Francis Alÿs "When Faith Moves Mountains" (2002). Courtesy Guggenheim Museum.

Klaus Biesenbach, director of MoMA PS1, and RoseLee Goldberg, director of Performa, will co-curate “100 Years of Performance” at Boston University Art Gallery. The exhibition includes seminal works like Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece (1965), in which the artist instructed her audience to cut the fabric from her body until she was naked, and Francis Alÿs’s When Faith Moves Mountains (2002), where about 500 volunteers armed with shovels moved a 1600-foot sand dune just outside Lima, Peru four inches away from its original location.

This is the fourth installment of the “100 Years” series, which was started in conjunction with 2009 Performa biennial on the occasion the 100th anniversary of Futurism, the art movement that began in Italy with the publication of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti’s Futurist Manifesto. Ms. Goldberg calls “100 Years” “a living exhibition that grows and expands with each new iteration.”

The show will run January 19 – March 25.