7 June 2022


Join writer and curator André Lepecki and artist Yoojin Lee for an informal conversation exploring André’s books, Exhausting Dance: performance and the politics of movement (2006) and Singularities: Dance in the age of performance (2010). This encounter will open up new avenues to question the concepts of: movement, habitats, thingness, darkness and animality. Following the conversation, André and Yoojin will open up the discussion to those present. This session has been organised by A/WA member Yoojin Lee.

This session is free to attend and will be held on Zoom. Please register by emailing info (at) artworkassociation.org. Registered attendees will receive the link 10 minutes in advance of the discussion

André Lepecki is an essayist and independent curator based in New York City. Full Professor and Chairperson at the Department of Performance Studies at New York University. PhD from New York University. Editor of several anthologies on dance and performance theory. He has curated festivals and projects for HKW-Berlin, MoMA-Warsaw, MoMA PS1, the Hayward Gallery, Haus der Künst-Munich, Sydney Biennial 2016, among others. Editor of several anthologies on performance and dance theory, and author of Exhausting Dance: performance and the politics of movement (2006, published in thirteen languages), Singularities: dance in the age of performance (2016), and Idiorítimia (2018). In 2008 he received the Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art (USA Section) award for “Best Performance” for co-curating and directing the authorized redoing of Allan Kaprow’s 18 Happenings in 6 Parts (a commission of Haus der Kunst 2006, performed at PERFORMA 07). 

Yoojin Lee works across and in-between performance, sound, text, installation and video to embody ways of becoming and knowing through care, resistance and multiple temporalities. Her work engages with conditions of (in)activity and (un)productivity; particularly by thinking/feeling through sleep, sloth and slowness. How can sleep and a sleeping body become a site of quiet resistance? How can slow, symbiotic tenderness disrupt the timescape of linear and constant output? She sleeps in London.

Image Credit: João Fiadeiro, Este corpo que me ocupa, 2008. Photo: Patrícia Almeida. Courtesy of the artist.