Who Cares? Dance in the Gallery & Museum

A limited edition publication (2015) co-edited by Sara Wookey in collaboration with Siobhan Davies Dance. Sold directly through Sara for £25 plus shipping & handling.

The publication includes a series of conversations with dance artists, curators and directors, who share their experiences of presenting or performing dance in museum and gallery spaces. Its purpose is to offer a platform of individual voices that – as a collection – renders visible shared and differing perspectives, value systems and ideologies about movement-based practices within visual art-focused cultural spaces and creating positive lasting legacies.

“It’s hard to talk about Tate as an entity. It’s just a collection of individuals. For me, I like the idea that although it [dance] is a temporary transformation, its legacy will be permanent in the memory of the institution.”

Catherine Wood, Director of Programme at Tate Modern
Yvonne Rainer’s, “Diagonal” (part of Terrain), 1963 and featured in the book. Photo by Ewa Herzog

Prompting thinking about the potential of “care” for the human body, artworks, objects and architecture in a common space and who might serve those needs, the publication invites strategies for best practice for a sustainable future of this renewed meeting of dance practices and visual art institutions.