FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 / 11 AM – 4 PM

Lectures

Lecture + Dada Piano Performance

1/7/2018 / 1:30pm - 3:00pm

*Reservations required / Limit: 100 attendees
Running time: 75 minutes total

This exhibition lecture by Assistant Curator Jared Ledesma features a rare opportunity to experience a live Dadaist piano performance in the sonorous I. M. Pei building. Music from the ballet work Relâche will be performed by pianist Sophia S. Ahmad under the Numen/For Use sculpture Tape Des Moines. Composed in 1924 by French pianist Erik Satie, the score for Relâche embodies the spirit of Dadaism through its unconventional, fragmented style, and was inspired by bawdy army songs and jazz.

Read more about Sophia S. Ahmad.

This lecture and performance is related programming for the exhibition The Irrational and the Marvelous. This program is supported in-part by West Music.

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The Art Center will broadcast the piano performance on Facebook Live. If you do not consent, please do not make a reservation or attend the performance. Facebook Live broadcast presented in partnership with Applied Art & Technology.

Applied Art & Technology

Location Information:
Levitt Auditorium / Cowles Sculpture Court, I.M. Pei building

2018-01-07 13:30:00 2018-01-07 15:00:00 America/Chicago Lecture + Dada Piano Performance *Reservations required / Limit: 100 attendees Running time: 75 minutes total This exhibition lecture by Assistant Curator Jared Ledesma features a rare opportunity to experience a live Dadaist piano performance in the sonorous I. M. Pei building. Music from the ballet work Relâche will be performed by pianist Sophia S. Ahmad under the Numen/For Use sculpture Tape Des Moines . Composed in 1924 by French pianist Erik Satie, the score for Relâche embodies the spirit of Dadaism through its unconventional, fragmented style, and was inspired by bawdy army songs and jazz. Read more about Sophia S. Ahmad . This lecture and performance is related programming for the exhibition  The Irrational and the Marvelous .  This program is supported in-part by West Music. Make Reservations The Art Center will broadcast the piano performance on Facebook Live. If you do not consent, please do not make a reservation or attend the performance. Facebook Live broadcast presented in partnership with Applied Art & Technology. Levitt Auditorium / Cowles Sculpture Court, I.M. Pei building

Hannah Höch (German, 1889 – 1978)
Von Oben (From Above), 1926-1927
Collage and photomontage on paper on cardboard
Frame: 24 5/8 × 20 7/8 × 1 in. (62.5 × 53 × 2.5 cm.)
Sheet: 12 1/2 × 9 1/8 in. (31.8 × 23.2 cm.)
Image: 12 × 8 7/8 in. (30.5 × 22.5 cm.)
Des Moines Art Center's Louise Noun Collection of Art by Women through Bequest, 2003.323
Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

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