New York City, NY
Japan Society's gallery spaces are transformed into a metaphorical noh theater with this U.S. premier of an expansive, multimedia installation by Turner Prize-winning artist Simon Starling. The exhibition highlights leading figures of the early 20th-century avant garde, who came together in 1916 to stage a performance of At the Hawk's Well, a dance play by W. B. Yeats inspired by classical Japanese noh.
Newly created masks, costumes, and a choreographed dance on video, are paired with masterpieces of Modernist painting, drawing and sculpture by artists such as Constantin Brancusi, Isamu Noguchi and Jacob Epstein, bringing to life Starling's intricate research and irrepressible imagination.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.
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