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Global Groove - Art, Dance, Performance & Protest
Exhibition catalogue Museum Folkwang Essen


Concept: Marietta Piekenbrock, Brygida Ochaim, Christin Losta, Anna Fricke
Contributions by: Rimli Bhattacharya, Anna Fricke, Peter Gorschlüter, Antonina Krezdorn, Christin Losta, Susan Manning, Helly Minarti, Walter Moser, Brygida Ochaim, Marietta Piekenbrock, Eike Wittrock

Engl./dt. 384 pages
Editor: Museum Folkwang Essen
Publisher: Hirmer Verlag München
August 12 – November 14, 2021

Museum Folkwang Essen
Global Groove - Kunst, Tanz, Performance und Protest


The show looks back on over 120 years of art and dance history and highlights how dance stimulated cultural and political developments in societies. From contemporary collaborations or the first Happenings by the Japanese Butoh dancers and the pioneers of Modern Dance, we trace a line in the cultural history of contact between the West and East back to the early performances of Asian dancers in Europe around 1900. Global Groove with its interdisciplinary thrust outlines how encounters between Western and (South) East Asian societies gave rise to new expressive forms in art, dance, performance and design, and what influence this has had on the history of Modernism.

Guest Curators: Marietta Piekenbrock, Brygida Ochaim, Christin Losta
Curator Museum Folkwang: Anna Fricke
Artists: Pina Bausch, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Eiko & Koma, Madame Hanako, Tatsumi Hijikata, Claire Holt, Eikoh Hosoe, Leiko Ikemura, Mette Ingvartsen, Raden Mas Jodjana, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Yves Klein, Anouk Kruithof, Isamu Noguchi, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Auguste Rodin, Ulrike Rosenbach, Uday Shankar, Simon Starling, Pae White, Mary Wigman, Haegue Yang und weitere

Client: Museum Folkwang, Essen, Director: Peter Gorschlüter; Partner: Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Kunststiftung NRW, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Japan Foundation, Ruhrtriennale 2021-2023

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In correspondence with current scenographic works by Ulla von Brandenburg