Charlotte Moorman (1933-1991) was a classically trained cellist who rose to fame in the 1960s as a performance artist, usually in collaboration with such avant-garde artists as John Cage, Carolee Schneeman, and Nam June Paik. Her archive resides at the NU Library, and she will be the subject of a Block Museum exhibition opening in January 2016. The essays in the exhibition catalog explore various aspects of her artistic endeavors and legacy, illuminating a particularly rich moment in the history of the American avant-garde.
LISA GRAZIOSE CORRIN is Ellen Philips Katz Director and curator of modern and contemporary art at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.CORINNE GRANOF is curator of academic programs at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University and a specialist in twentieth-century German art.
"Numerous cross-disciplinary essays ... place Moorman's work in dialogue with that of her contemporaries in new music, performance art and visual culture." --Art in America
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