Fridman Gallery is honored to host Restagings, a five-part series that re-reads minimalist and conceptual artworks as long-form performance. Abigail Levine works from an iconic cadre of 1960s artists—Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, Richard Serra, Carl Andre, and Walter de Maria—all of whom were closely associated with dance and performance artists of their era—Yvonne Rainer, Simone Forti, Ana Mendieta, and Carolee Schneemann among them. The Restagings foreground the time, bodies, and labor implicit in art objects.
The next, Restagings No. 4 :Three Elles, will premiere in 2021. Dancers rotate into the positions of Robert Morris’s steel right angles, which considered the “same form simultaneously from multiple perspectives”, asking instead: what is revealed by leaving the same stillness differently every time?
Abigail Levine is an artist working between New York and Los Angeles. Rooted in dance but moving across media—performance, text, drawing, sound—Levine focuses on the poetics of our body’s work, how we record and value it. Levine performed with both Marina Abramovic (2010) and Yvonne Rainer (2018) in their retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art and recently collaborated with composer Alvin Lucier on a staging of his Orpheus Variations at ISSUE Project Room.
Restagings past performances