Odd Spaces

May 15, 2013

“Odd Spaces” addressed the question “Where is performance art’s place in a museum setting?” by activating sites not normally used for displaying art.

John C. Gonzalez, Family Meal

8-hour intervention in the Garden Cafeteria and Bravo Restaurant in collaboration with MFA restaurant staff.

David Levine, durance

5-hour durational performance of Clement Greenberg’s Avant-Garde and Kitsch (1939) by an actress in Druker Family Pavilion.

Sandrine Schaefer and Philip Fryer, Untitled View

2.5-hour durational performance bringing sounds recorded throughout the Museum to its central Rotunda.

Marilyn Arsem, With the Others

6-hour durational performance under a bench in the Egyptian Galleries, the only galleries that house human bodies.