Visible on the High Line:
Curated by Visible (Matteo Lucchetti and Judith Wielander)
Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum NYC kicked off with an opening event, Visible on the High Line: Making Collaborations, co-presented with High Line Art. Curated by Matteo Lucchetti and Judith Wielander of the Visible Project. The event included site–specific performances by Marinella Senatore and Nástio Mosquito–all performances were free and open to the public.
Visible on the High Line: Making Collaborations began a new chapter of the partnership between Visible and Creative Time that started with The Night Art Made the Future Visible at the Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum at la Biennale di Venezia. There, the artists were invited to work together to create performances for social engagement. In New York City, the commissioned pieces questioned the contemporary role of the artist, and interacted with the rich social fabric and unique urban landscape of the High Line.
Marinella Senatore teamed up with a diverse selection of New York-based participants and created a new version of her ongoing project The School of Narrative Dance. The work uses dance as a common language through which to celebrate the amateur and professionally trained movements of the performers.
Following Senatore, Nástio Mosquito performed “S.E.F.A. Se Eu Fosse Angolano (If I Were Angolan)” with visuals by his long-term collaborator Vic Pereiro. The performance explored media’s visual and discursive complexity, questioned the usefulness of identity today and included music and spoken word.
Marinella Senatore’s performance kicked off the evening with a procession that began at the Gansevoort Street entrance of the High Line, and brought the audience to the Chelsea Market Passage above 16th street for a performance by Nástio Mosquito.
During the event, Visible announced The Karrabing Film Collective from Belyuen, Australia as the winner of the 2015 Visible Award. The Visible Project is curated by Matteo Lucchetti and Judith Wielander and supported by Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto in collaboration with Fondazione Zegna.
Visible is a contemporary art research project devoted to producing and sustaining socially engaged art practices. Since 2010, it has taken a global and interdisciplinary approach to researching the physical and theoretical spaces in which these practices affect society. In 2011, Visible initiated the Visible Award, the first European award for socially engaged artistic practices.
ABOUT HIGH LINE ART
Presented by Friends of the High Line, High Line Art commissions and produces public art projects on and around the High Line. Founded in 2009, High Line Art presents a wide array of artwork including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs, and a series of billboard interventions. Curated by Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Director & Chief Curator of High Line Art, and produced by Friends of the High Line, High Line Art invites artists to think of creative ways to engage with the uniqueness of the architecture, history, and design of the High Line and to foster a productive dialogue with the surrounding neighborhood and urban landscape.
NOVEMBER 13, 6–8PM
ON THE HIGH LINE BEGINNING AT GANSEVOORT ST. ENTRANCE
AT GANSEVOORT AND WASHINGTON STS.