Artists Eiko and Koma at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art

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Performing Arts

Aug 201123 Aug 201124

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
United States

Eiko & Koma:
Naked
The Caravan Project
Aug 23-24, 7:30-9 pm
FREE with museum admission
This is a durational performance that takes place on the MCA Plaza; the audience may come and go.

Regeneration
Sept 22-24, 7:30 pm
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, July 6.
Performed in the MCA theater

Naked
Nov 8, 1-8 pm, and Nov 9-13, 1-5 pm
FREE with museum admission
This is a durational performance that takes place in the galleries; the audience may come and go.

More information about Eiko & Koma .

 
Linger, stay here with your eyes, and kinetically observe how our bodies move toward the unknown.
— Eiko & Koma

Eiko & Koma are venerated dance artists who have been making collaborative works for more than 40 years, since leaving Japan for New York in 1974. Using their bodies, duration, and process as their guideposts, they create stark, elemental works in landscapes, in rivers, in graveyards, and are presented by theaters, museums, and festivals world-wide.

Their living installation, Naked , is set in a human-scale nest of canvas, twigs, and feathers, with the audience steps away from the artists. It is a durational performance by Eiko & Koma and the audience may come and go. Immersive and transcending, it invites you, in their words, to "linger, stay here with your eyes, live, and kinetically observe how our bodies move towards death." Situated in the Turner Gallery, Eiko & Koma perform Naked as part of the exhibition Time Is Not Even, Space Is Not Empty , on view through November 13, 2011, and which invites you to experience their remarkable career arc with key works through photographic and video documentation, installations, and live performance.

 

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