Join us for an exclusive livestream screening of the program, That Various Field: Alex Katz’s Creative Communities and the Field of Interdisciplinary Collaboration, which delves into Alex Katz’s engagement in theater, dance, and poetry, currently on view in two exhibitions—Alex Katz: Theater and Dance, at the Colby College Museum of Art, and Alex Katz: Gathering, a retrospective on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. This screening event will include a short film produced by the Colby College Department of Performance, Theater, and Dance that includes student dancers from Colby College performing original choreography inspired by works in Alex Katz: Theater and Dance.
Complementary refreshments for all attendees will be available at the Maine Film Center concession stand.
2:30 pm: Welcome and Introduction
2:45 pm Panel 1: Dance Collaborations, The Colby College Museum of Art presents a panel discussion about Alex Katz’s work and its relationship to theater and dance. Levi Prombaum, Katz Consulting Curator, will be in conversation with Sarah Crowner, Kevin Lotery, and Shantell Martin.
3:45 Poetry readings – John Godfrey, Vincent Katz, Eileen Myles, Ron Padgett, and Anne Waldman
5:00 pm Panel 2: Poetry Collaborations, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents a panel discussion about Alex Katz’s work and its relationship to poetry and poets, with Andrew Durbin, Shahzia Sikander, and Ivy Wilson.
Screening of a short film produced by the Colby College Department of Performance, Theater, and Dance—this film will be shown during the program breaks, throughout the afternoon.
There also will be an option to watch the live program on the Guggenheim Museum’s Vimeo page; the link will be shared here a few days before the program.
Please note that it is possible to attend the program in person at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City; it is part of the Conversations with Contemporary Artist Series. To purchase tickets, visit here.
Alex Katz, Song, Laura Dean Dance Co., 1977. Oil on canvas. 96 × 144 in. (243.8 × 365.8 cm). Milwaukee Art Museum, Promised gift of Alex Katz in honor of Mrs. Harry Lynde Bradley, L126.1993.