press release

This exhibition revisits the historical performance event, 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering , which originally took place at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York from October 13 to October 23, 1966.

This was a series of events in which the idea of artist-engineer collaboration materialized for the first time and left many young artists with a lasting impression. The artists involved were John Cage, (composer); Lucinda Childs (dancer and choreographer); Oyvind Fahlström (painter and author of theater pieces); Alex Hay (painter and choreographer); Deborah Hay (dancer and choreographer); Steve Paxton (dancer and choreographer); Yvonne Rainer (dancer and choreographer); Robert Rauschenberg (painter and choreographer); David Tudor (musician and composer); R. Whitman (author of theater pieces). They were brought together by Billy Klüver, a Bell Laboratories physicist, and each artist was paired up with an engineer to create works.

The exhibition, organized by Catherine Morris, will include artworks, ephemera, drawings, film, and photo documentations of the event.