Aesthetically Speaking

Ralph Lemon’s work bridges performance, contemporary art

ralphlemonChoreographer and interdisciplinary artist, Ralph Lemon, references his 2014 Walker performance exhibition “Scaffold Room” with a free solo lecture/performance – what the artist refers to as a “memory refraction” – one year after the work’s premiere.

Lemon, who began his career as a dancer and choreographer, is now seen as a critical figure exploring intersections between performing and contemporary art worlds. The artist has had eight increasingly interdisciplinary works supported by the Walker over the course of 17 years, and recent projects at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and various other international museums.

The showing takes place Monday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Walker Cinema, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis. Limited free tickets will be available at the lobby desk starting at 6 p.m.
Following a brief afterword by Museum of Modern Art associate curator, Thomas J. Lax, audience members are invited to join the artist for a post-performance reception in Gather restaurant.

September 24, 2015
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