Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum NYC kicks off with an opening event, Visible on the High Line: Making Collaborations, co-presented with High Line Art. Curated by Matteo Lucchetti and Judith Wielander of the Visible Project, this event will include site-specific performances by Marinella Senatore and Nástio Mosquito. Performances are free and open to the public.
Visible on the High Line: Making Collaborations is a new chapter of the partnership between Visible and Creative Time which began with The Night Art Made the Future Visible at the Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum at la Biennale di Venezia. There, the artists were invited to work together to create performances for social engagement. Developing further on the idea of collaboration as a working method in New York City, the commissioned pieces will question the contemporary role of the artist, and interact with the rich social fabric and unique urban landscape of the High Line.
Marinella Senatore will team up with a diverse selection of New York-based participants to create a new version of her ongoing project The School of Narrative Dance. The work uses dance as a common language through which to celebrate the amateur and professionally trained movements of the performers.
Following Senatore, Nástio Mosquito will perform S.E.F.A. Se Eu Fosse Angolano (If I Were Angolan) with visuals by his long-term collaborator Vic Pereiro. The performance will explore media’s visual and discursive complexity, question the usefulness of identity today and will include music and spoken word.
Marinella Senatore’s performance will kick off the evening with a procession that will begin at the Gansevoort Street entrance of the High Line, and will bring the audience to the Chelsea Market Passage at West 16th Street for a performance by Nástio Mosquito.
Visible is a contemporary art research project devoted to producing and sustaining socially engaged art practices. Since 2010, it has taken a global and interdisciplinary approach to researching the physical and theoretical spaces in which these practices affect society. In 2011, Visible initiated the Visible Award, the first European award for socially engaged artistic practices.
ABOUT CREATIVE TIME
Creative Time commissions, produces, and presents art that engages history, breaks new ground, challenges the status quo, and infiltrates the public realm while engaging millions of people in New York City and across the globe. We are guided by a passionate belief in the power of art to create inspiring personal experiences as well as foster social progress. We privilege artists’ ideas. We get excited about their dreams and respond to them by providing big opportunities to expand their practices and take bold new risks that value process, content, and possibilities.
High Line Art is presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Major support for High Line Art comes from Donald R. Mullen, Jr. and The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston. High Line Art is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.