The Dancing Museum

Curator Catherine Wood gives a lecture about her work programming live performance projects at Tate Modern.

Groundwork invited Catherine Wood, Senior Curator of International Art at Tate Modern, to talk at the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts at Falmouth University. Catherine’s lecture took place on 1 June 2017.

Catherine programmes performance projects and is responsible for exhibitions, collection acquisitions and displays. She was instrumental in founding the performance programme at Tate Modern in 2003 and since then has programmed more than two hundred live works, by artists including Mark Leckey, Tania Bruguera, Trisha Brown, Tino Sehgal, Pablo Bronstein, Katerina Šedá, Bojana Cvejić and Ei Arakawa, both at Tate and within the online space Performance Room that she initiated in 2011. In 2015 Catherine worked in collaboration with dancer and choreographer Boris Charmatz and around 90 dancers and choreographers who took over the gallery spaces and the iconic Turbine Hall for two days. Musée de la Danse proposed a transformation of the art museum via the lens of dance.

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