The Museum of Modern Art will present Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Work/Travail/Arbeid in 2017. De Keersmaeker’s starting point is the simple question: can a choreography be performed in the form of an exhibition?
As an answer to that question, she reinterpreted her dance performance Vortex Temporum (2013) for the radically different temporal and special circumstances of a museum space. The original length of the choreography, fitted to the condensed duration of a performance, was expanded into cycles of nine hours and interpreted again according to the characteristics of the museum. The original version of the exhibition lasted nine weeks and was held from March 20 to May 17, 2015, in the WIELS centre for contemporary art (Brussels). The abridged travel version of the exhibition will be re-choreographed and recreated for the unique space of the specific museums that it will be on view.
The Centre Pompidou (Paris) will present the work from February 26 until March 6, 2016. The installation will then be on display at Tate Modern, London, between July 8 and 10, 2016, and at MoMA from March 25 until April 2, 2017.