Forward Moving Memory

An Evening with Robert Wilson

Thursday, February 7, 7 pm
Calderwood Hall

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Forward Moving Memory , An Evening with Robert Wilson 2/7/2019 7:00 PM 2/7/2019 7:00 PM isgm-event-Forward Moving Memory America/New_York Visionary director, artist, and global theater legend Robert Wilson comes to the Gardner Museum at the invitation of Helga Davis, the Museum's Visiting Curator of the Performing Arts. 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115 aIwSTBiOnzHrlaECKmIR43731

The Museum's Visiting Curator of Performing Arts, Helga Davis, is proud to present her friend and mentor, Robert Wilson, in an exciting evening of performance and music. Wilson—a seminal voice in fine art, theater, and architecture—brings with him vivid memories of a visit to the Gardner Museum in his youth. 

For this special event, Robert Wilson will perform an intimate, stripped-down version of his production of John Cage's "Lecture on Nothing," a piece which, as a young man, he saw Cage deliver. Struck by Cage's performance, this groundbreaking artist began to refine the lens through which he viewed himself as a performer and maker of theater. This is a rare opportunity to see Wilson up close and celebrate his many decades in the world of art. 

In the inaugural event of her curatorial season at the Gardner Museum, Helga Davis will also perform the piece "Comin' Home" from The Temptation of Saint Anthony, an operatic collaboration between Wilson, Bernice Johnson Reagon, and Toshi Reagon based on the novel by Gustav Flaubert. 

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