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Simone Forti

Simone Forti, Planet, PS1, Long Island City, NY, October 1976. Pictured: Simone Forti and Sally Banes. Performed with music by Peter Van Riper. Photo by Peter Moore.

Simone Forti

Simone Forti is the first exhibition on the West Coast to explore the monumental career of visionary artist Simone Forti in depth. Forti is perhaps best known as a choreographer, which the exhibition will highlight with weekly performances of her groundbreaking Dance Constructions, featuring a cast of Los Angeles-based artists and creatives. At the same time, Forti can more expansively be understood as an artist who works with movement; looking beyond the Dance Constructions, this exhibition surveys six decades of the artist’s incisive work, elucidating the breadth and depth of her practice through works on paper, videos, holograms, and performance ephemera and documentation. Featuring work from the 1960s through to the present day, Simone Forti is an homage to a towering artist who has forever reframed the dialogue between visual art and contemporary dance.

Dance Constructions Performance Schedule:
Thursdays, 3:30pm, 4:45pm, 6pm, and 7:15pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30pm, 1:45pm, 3pm, and 4:15pm

Dance Constructions are performed by Loay Al Derazi, Rodrigo Arruda, Alan Duff Berman, Miles Brenninkmeijer, John Brutle, Kyla Carter, Milka Djordjevich, Alexsa Durrans, Gabriela Enciso, Jennifer Galipo, Abriel Gardner, Chelsea Gaspard, Peter Kalisch, Zoe Rappaport, Kim Schnaubert, Michelle Sui, devika wickremesinghe, and Melina Wilcox.
Instruction by Carmela Hermann Dietrich.
Performance Coordination by Sarah Swenson.

Admission to Simone Forti is free courtesy of Carolyn Clark Powers.

Simone Forti is organized by Rebecca Lowery, Associate Curator, and Alex Sloane, Associate Curator, with Jason Underhill, Guest Curator, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Simone Forti is made possible by The Friends of Simone Forti:

Laura Donnelley and Good Works Foundation, Betsy Greenberg, Deborah Irmas, and MOCA Projects Council.

Knox Foundation and Hutcheson Family and 

Julie and Larry Blivas in honor of Blake and Ryan Blivas and Alexandra and Danielle Neu, MOCA Projects Council Members, and The Jay and Deanie Stein Foundation Trust.

Exhibitions at MOCA are supported by the MOCA Fund for Exhibitions with generous funding provided by the Earl and Shirley Greif Foundation.

In-kind support provided by The Box, Los Angeles.

This exhibition is carbon calculated. The museum reduced greenhouse gas emissions through planning efforts and balanced the remaining emissions through Strategic Climate Fund donations. Support provided by the MOCA Environmental Council.