Asad Raza's Weekend Guests: Will Rawls

SAT, May 20, 2017
11 am–4 pm

Floor Six

About Asad Raza's Weekend Guests
As part of Root sequence. Mother tongue (2017), Asad Raza has invited a series of guests to occupy the installation with choreographic, musical, and intellectual events for weekend visitors to the museum. Comprising mentors, friends, and younger creative practitioners, the group is a plurivocal portrait of the artist’s community. View the full program.

Will Rawls: Q&A
Working with choreography as an open source method, the Q&A is a game in which the audience participates by asking questions while Rawls responds. Through this interaction, an event unfolds that weaves together thoughts, desires, prompts and opinions from those present. Through this practice, Rawls employs choreography as a way to question the roots of authorship, embodied labour and the indeterminate interpretation of art.

Will Rawls (b. 1978, USA) is a writer, choreographer and performer based in Brooklyn. Rawls creates solo and group work that turns around the idea of self and becoming through language and dance. He is recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant , the Casinos Austria Prix Jardin d’Europe and a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency. As an interpreter and performer, Rawls has worked with Marina Abramovic, Jerome Bel, Alain Buffard, Maria Hassabi, Xavier Le Roy, Tino Sehgal and Shen Wei Dance Arts. His writing has been published by Artforum, Triple Canopy, les presses du réel, The Museum of Modern Art, The Hammer Museum and Danspace Project.

Saturday, May 20
Performances occur hourly, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm

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