Sunday, November 27, 2022

Guided Tour of deCordova’s Exhibition: New F...

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About Guided Tour of deCordova’s Exhibition: New Formations

Join a trained deCordova guide for a one-hour tour of deCordova’s exhibition, New Formations. Each tour is a lively conversation about artist, process, materials, and contemporary art taking place in our region. 

New Formations

Through contemporary photography, video, and painting, this exhibition features human bodies in powerful athletic performance, ecstatic expressions of dance and collective procession. These artworks suggest our need for rituals, ways of gathering, and performing for ourselves and one another. With actions drawn from dance, sportsmanship, and pageantry, New Formations explores modes of kinship, alliance, and competition. Artworks on view convey disparities across race, age, and gender that shape how our bodies move through the world and are seen by others.

Featuring works by artists including Pelle Cass, Jaclyn Conley, Jeremy Deller, Alicia Framis, Dara Friedman, George Georgiou, Steffani Jemison, Tyler Mitchell, Senga Negundi, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi and Heather Rasmussen

Works by these contemporary artists are shown alongside selections from a recent gift of vernacular photographs from the collection of Peter Cohen. These anonymous, amateur photographs highlight our collective attraction to capture ourselves joining parades, in dance formations, or staging “human pyramids” on the beach. Shown together with the contemporary artists, New Formations captures the need and broad appeal of relating our bodies to sculptural form.

Please note:

  • Participant numbers are limited and we recommend purchasing tickets in advance. (Tickets include admission, there is no additional fee to join this tour).
  • Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of the program, as it may take some time to check in. Meet your guide in the third floor lobby of the museum promptly at 1 PM. 

Image: Alicia Framis, Walking Monument, 1997. Ⓒ Alicia Framis, Rabo Art Collection, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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