This is the last week to see the exhibit, Dancing Around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibit explores the interwoven lives, works, and experimental spirit of Marcel Duchamp and four of the most important American postwar artists: composer John Cage, choreographer Merce Cunningham, and visual artists Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg.
The exhibit design was a collaborative effort between the curators and contemporary artist Philippe Parreno. We worked with the exhibit design team at PMA and CVM Engineers to review and document key components of the exhibit. The large bleacher seats, originally conceived to be made in Plexiglas, were ultimately constructed of wood and are designed to match the dimensions of the main stair in the Museum entry hall. CVM also designed a concealed support assembly for the Plexiglas marquee.
Earlier this month Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth performed works inspired by John Cage in the the exhibit.
“Dancing Around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg and Duchamp” continues through Jan. 21 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, (215) 763-8100, philamuseum.org.