6 to 8 pm ET
Performance Cat’s Cradle, from performance event In Moving at Trisha Brown Studio, November 7-8, 1975. (Photo: Babette Mangolte)
Exhibition Opening of Sylvia Palacios Whitman: To Draw a Line with the Body
Come celebrate the first solo exhibition and career survey of the Chilean artist in New York.
Art at Americas Society is pleased to announce Sylvia Palacios Whitman: To Draw a Line with the Body, the first solo exhibition and career survey of the Chilean artist in New York.
Sylvia Palacios Whitman (b. Osorno, Chile, 1941) is a visual and performance artist, who has been experimenting with movement and contemporary dance since her move to New York in the early 1960s. She became an integral figure of the experimental downtown arts scene in 1970s New York, having collaborated with many American and international artists. In her solo and group performances, Palacios Whitman developed her own choreographic language, which privileged the participation of untrained performers, embraced humor and unexpected elements, and incorporated found objects and ephemeral props.
The opening will include the re-staging of a number of historical performances, including Leaf, Cup & Tail, Human Paper Coil, Cat’s Cradle, Elephant Trunk, and Green Hands. Galleries open at 6 pm and live performances begin at 6:30 pm.
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
6–8 pm ET
680 Park Ave.
New York, NY
The exhibition will be on view from June 7 to July 22.
Our galleries are open Wednesday through Friday 12–6 pm, Saturday 12–5 pm.
Performers' credits (in order of appearance): Talo Kawasaki (Leaf); Sylvia Palacios Whitman (Cup and Tail, Green Hands); Hedi Sorger (Human Paper Coil); Heidi Olson, Lisa Abahuni, Lila Milagros Olson-Duffy, Fiona Bloom, Kelsey Hammond, William Hayes (Cat’s Cradle); Roger Duffy (Elephant Trunk).
The presentation of Sylvia Palacios Whitman: To Draw a Line with the Body is made possible by generous support from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by the Ministry of Cultures, Arts, and Heritage of Chile.
Americas Society acknowledges the generous support from the Arts of the Americas Circle contributors: Amalia Amoedo, Almeida e Dale Galeria de Arte, Estrellita B. Brodsky, Virginia Cowles Schroth, Emily A. Engel, Diana Fane, Isabella Hutchinson, Carolina Jannicelli, Diana López and Herman Sifontes, Antonio Murzi, Gabriela Pérez Rocchietti, Vivian Pfeiffer, Phillips, Erica Roberts, Sharon Schultz, and Edward J. Sullivan.