at the New Museum
December 16, 2014–February 15, 2015
Various non-gallery spaces around the Museum
Originating in Brooklyn, AUNTS is both a growing community of artists and a choreographic structure for organizing simultaneous performance and art activities in shared spaces. This fall, the New Museum, by invitation from the Stedelijk Museum and Trouw (a nightclub and arts space in Amsterdam), has organized a special international dance-for-camera edition of AUNTS as part of the “Trouw Invites…” exhibition series. “AUNTSforcamera” presents nine dance-for-camera works that were created simultaneously through a shared open studio process in the New Museum Theater (September 10–14, 2014). Originally presented as an immersive moving-image installation at Trouw (November 6–30, 2014), these works return to the New Museum where they will be installed in a dispersed exhibition format in various interstitial non-gallery spaces throughout the building. With multiple aspects of this project taking place in various forms at Trouw and the New Museum, “AUNTSforcamera” reveals a community representing itself differently for different kinds of spaces, while embracing how different spaces enable different kinds of community experiences to occur. “AUNTSforcamera” is organized by Travis Chamberlain, Associate Curator of Performance and Manager of Public Programs, New Museum, in collaboration with Laurie Berg and Liliana Dirks-Goodman, organizers of AUNTS.