My essay on Dance & Performance in the new TATE Modern can be found in the late issue of Art Review. I am thrilled to be a part of this special edition for the opening of the new building. I was recently in the new spaces and I am very grateful to have contributed to the exciting moment in one of London’s contemporary art moments.
Here is an excerpt from the essay…
“The Switch House, the new Tate building by Herzog & de Meuron, with its five suites of galleries, each focused on various connected interests such as ‘art and media’ and ‘art and society’ opens. As the overall focus of the Switch House will be work from 1960 to the present day, dance, live art and performance will no doubt feature in its new cultural spaces. As a dance artist I am curious as to how the artists in these fields might engage this new building through responding to it, inserting themselves into it, and making a case for new and, potentially, older models of, to borrow from Tate’s title, ‘encounter’. I suggest in this essay encounters that rely less on an art of ‘engagement’ and ‘participation’ and more on an art of presence, of just being. This might be a way forward where art, in particular of the live kind, can just be, well, art.
Orders can be made online at: http://artreview.com/home/tate_2016_contents/