Torkwase Dyson, I Can Drink the Distance: Plantationocene in 2 Acts, Act II: I See You Across That Water, Performed at Pace Gallery, New York © Torkwase Dyson

Pace Live

Pace Live in 2020

Highlights from a New Season of Performance at Pace

Jan 22, 2020

Following a momentous launch in 2019, we're pleased to announce highlights from Pace Live's forthcoming 2020 program. Pace Live, curated by Mark Beasley, is a platform for the exploration of multidisciplinary forms that provides artists and other critical forces in the field the opportunity to connect with the public in new ways. Pace Live supports the gallery’s larger mission of fostering contemporary practices and across disciplines, and integrates the gallery’s historical legacy of the avant-garde with the dynamic responsiveness of popular culture.

Highlights from Pace Live’s 2020 program include: a concert organized by Pace artist Adam Pendleton to raise funds in support of the restoration of legendary musician Nina Simone’s childhood home; an installation by Dutch artist duo Studio DRIFT of Ego—a large-scale kinetic hand-woven sculpture, that will be activated by live presentations by two international musicians, including Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth; a restaging of Jean Dubuffet’s Coucou Bazar—a seminal performance first presented at the artist’s 1973 Guggenheim museum retrospective; and a series of contemporary performances and installations responding to the legacy of Robert Rauschenberg’s collaborative and interdisciplinrary practice, which will coincide with the artist’s monographic exhibition, Robert Rauschenberg: Primary Colors at the gallery in September.

“Pace Live’s 2020 program looks to connect the deep history and relevance of the gallery’s artists, such as Dubuffet and Rauschenberg, with the present moment, and to introduce new voices to the fold. From theater through music programming to stage setting, Pace Live supports free experimentation and open dialogue across fields."—Mark Beasley, Curator and Director of Pace Live

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