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Live Arts Bard and CCS Bard present

The House Is Open

A pop-up exhibition of installation and performance

[The House Is Open]
The borders between the visual and performing arts are in flux. Many contemporary artists are developing hybrid practices that transcend conventional categories of theater, dance, performance, visual art, installation, music, and film. Meanwhile, museums and art galleries are once again embracing live performance, with major institutions in the United States and around the world presenting the work of choreographers and theater artists in galleries that have traditionally displayed painting, photography, and sculpture.
The House Is Open is an inquisitive and playful pop-up exhibition that invites you to experience the Fisher Center in an entirely new way. For four extraordinary days, the Fisher Center will be transformed into a temporary museum, hosting the work of major artists who are working at the fast-changing intersection of the performing and visual arts. With a single admission ticket, you can discover and interact with a varied range of installation/performances in parts of the building not normally open to the public. You’ll be free to wander through hidden areas of the Fisher Center as if you were in a gallery—and return as many times as you like over the weekend. A pop-up café and bookstore complete the experience. The house will truly be open.

Jack Ferver/Marc Swanson | Chambre
World Premiere/LAB Commission
On view in LUMA Theater
Thursday, November 20 at 8 pm | Friday, November 21 at 4 pm
Saturday, November 22 at 7 pm | Sunday, November 23 at 7:30 pm

Ralph Lemon | Scaffold Room
New York Premiere/LAB Co-commission
On view in Sosnoff Backstage
Friday, November 21 at 6 pm | Saturday, November 22 at 1:30 pm and 9 pm
Sunday, November 23 at 5:30 pm

Jennifer Monson/iLAND | Live Dancing Archive
On view in Sosnoff Stage Right
Friday, November 21 at 8 pm | Saturday, November 22 at 3:30 pm
Sunday, November 23 at 3:30 pm

John Kelly | Escape Artist Redux
On view in Resnick Studio
Thursday, November 20 at 6 pm | Friday, November 21 at 10 pm
Saturday, November 22 at 5:30 pm | Sunday, November 23 at 2 pm

Tad Beck | Double Document
On view in the LUMA Theater Lobby
November 20–23 during exhibition hours
On view from October 15, 2014, through mid-January, 2015

Nature Theater of Oklahoma | Empire!
On view in LUMA Theater Pop-Up Café
November 20–23 during exhibition hours

Colloquium: The House Is Open
Center for Curatorial Studies
November 19 at 6:30 pm

Artist Talk: Tad Beck with Bill Arning
LUMA Theater Lobby
November 22 at 12 pm

Pop-up Café provided by   Bookstore curated by 

Live Arts Bard programs are made possible by the generous support of the members of the LAB Creative Council. Ralph Lemon and Jack Ferver received LAB Choreographic Fellowships, made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The presentation of Scaffold Room is made possible in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts, and is produced by Cross Performance, Inc. and MAPP International Productions.

Ticket Information

Fisher Center

Admission: $30, $10 all students (suitable for ages 18 and up) *Free preview on November 20

This event occurred on:

Thu. November 20, 5pm – 10pm
Fri. November 21, 2pm – 10pm
Sat. November 22, 12pm – 10pm
Sun. November 23, 12pm – 10pm


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