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a) theater encounters Brecht via contemporary art
b) contemporary art encounters figuration via theater

a) visual arts performance makes room for virtuosity
b) theater develops a capacity for institutional critique

a) theater people start attending art events, and begin to consider the art world their world
b) art people start attending theater, and begin to consider the theater world their world

a) theaters commission performance work by visual artists
b) visual arts institutions commission performance work by theater-makers

The two worlds become a single community, with a shared history, and they share each other’s innovations (rather than simply recapitulating them).


David Levine

DAVID LEVINE is an artist who works with professional actors. He would really like for visual arts and theater to make friends.


The Brooklyn Rail

FEB 2013

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