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Charlotte Moorman Programs

Now on View


Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s

January 16 - July 17, 2016

Charlotte Moorman (1933–1991) was a groundbreaking, rule-bending artist, musician, and advocate for the experimental art of her time. Trained as a classical cellist, she both performed and championed the works of visual artists, composers, and choreographers who were redefining art—collapsing the boundaries between media, and renegotiating the relationships between artist and audience. The exhibition explores her performances, the festivals she produced, and her commitment to making experimental art accessible to all.


Images: Charlotte Moorman performs Nam June Paik’s TV Cello wearing TV Glasses, New York, 1971.  © Takahiko iimura.

Charlotte Moorman performs Nam June Paik’s One for Violin Solo, DIAS—USA—Preview, New York City, March 22, 1968. © Julie Abeles. Courtesy of Charlotte Moorman Archive, Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University Library.

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