Critical Correspondence: Dance and the Museum


In 2013, Critical Correspondence initiated a project dedicated to the examination of dance in the museum today–its politics, economics, and aesthetics. Acknowledging a long history of cross-pollination between dance and the visual arts–some driven by artists, some by institutions–our hope is to create a forum, based in a dance institution, for the voices of those affected by and invested in these issues.

Dance and the Museum was conceived and curated by Nicole Daunic and Abigail Levine.




Contributions by:
Gustavo Ciríaco
Alexis Clements
Colectivo A.M.
Samara Davis
Mark Franko
Danielle Goldman
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Sarah Maxfield
Martin Nachbar
Yvonne Rainer
Mårten Spångberg
Sara Wookey


Related interviews and writings on Critical Correspondence:
Lise Soskolne of W.A.G.E. in conversation with Abigail Levine
Richard Move in conversation with Abigail Levine
Neal Beasley in conversation with Joshua Lubin-Levy
Claudia La Rocco in conversation with Marissa Perel
Charles Aubin in conversation with Abigail Levine
Ralph Lemon in conversation with Marissa Perel
Laurel Tentindo in conversation with Christine Elmo
Rebecca Davis in conversation with Jodi Bender
Janine Antoni in conversation with Abigail Levine
Marissa Perel on Conversations Without Walls: Mutual Seductions
Christine Elmo in response to “Seven Works by Trisha Brown”

Of Note Elsewhere:
Indexing Liveness: The (In)Animacy of Performance by Lauren Bakst in the New Museum blog
Yve Laris Cohen in Mousse Magazine
Performance at the Beginning of the 21st Century by Aaron Mattocks in The Performance Club
Sarah Michelson in Art21
Open Letter to Artists by Sara Wookey in The Performance Club
Being a Thing: The Work of Performing in the Museum by Abigail Levine in Women and Performance
Three Reperformers Respond to MOCA Gala in The Performance Club


We will complement these responses with other interviews, texts, and links to resources that speak to the issues at hand. We welcome further contributions, challenges, insights, resources, as well. You may contact us at:

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