Event Public Program
Neons Corridors Rooms
18 FEBRUARY 2023 - 7.30PM |
19 FEBRUARY 2023 - 9.00PM
On the occasion of Bruce Nauman’s exhibition, Neons Corridors Rooms, Pirelli HangarBicocca presents two unprecedented events with Meredith Monk, among the most courageous and visionary figures of performing arts today, organized in collaboration with Triennale Milano.
February 18th at 7.30 pm Meredith Monk — together with members of her Vocal Ensemble, Katie Geissinger and Allison Sniffin — presents one of her rarest and most intimate concerts at Triennale Milano Teatro, offering selections from a sixty-year career of radical experimentation and innovation. Information and booking on the dedicated page of the Triennale Milano website.
February 19th at 9 pm, at Pirelli HangarBicocca, Meredith Monk — whom Bruce Nauman first met in 1968 — is the guest artist in a multifaceted conversation with Andrea Lissoni, director of the Haus der Kunst in Munich, where a retrospective exhibit—Meredith Monk: Calling—will open in November 2023. The dialogue unfolds around Monk’s pioneering use of the voice, and the multidisciplinary nature of both her and Nauman’s work.
Free admission upon reservation.
Born in 1942, Meredith Monk is an American composer, singer, director, choreographer, filmmaker and creator of new opera, music-theater works, films and installations. Celebrated internationally, her work has been presented at major venues throughout the world. In 1968, in San Francisco, she met Bruce Nauman, with whom she established an artistic relationship and friendship that endures to this day. Over the last six decades Meredith Monk has received numerous awards and honors including a MacArthur Fellowship, Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters from the Republic of France, induction into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, and a National Medal of Arts. Her music can also be heard in films by such directors as Terrence Malick, Jean-Luc Godard, David Byrne, and the Coen Brothers. Currently Meredith Monk is developing Indra’s Net, the third part of a trilogy of music-theater works exploring our interdependent relationship with nature, following the highly acclaimed On Behalf of Nature (2013) and Cellular Songs (2018).