Senga Nengudi

Exhibition and live performances at the Von der Heydt-Museum, in collaboration with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

From August 21 to February 19, 2023, the exhibition Senga Nengudi runs at the Von der Heydt-Museum in collaboration with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.

One Sunday a month, Senga Nengudi invites dancers from the ensemble and a musician to engage in an intensive, free-flowing improvisatory process to explore the strange and unusual materials she uses for her sculptures. The performances are free but due to limited space, registration is required. To the registration

21.8. Julie Anne Stanzak
25.9. Julie Anne Stanzak
23.10. Naomi Brito
27.11. Naomi Brito
18.12. Ophelia Young
15.01. Ophelia Young

05.02. Julie Anne Stanzak

The American artist Senga Nengudi (born in Chicago in 1943) studied both dance and sculpture in Los Angeles in the early 1960s and continues to combine movement and sculpture in her works today, often in surprising ways. The objects she creates from simple everyday materials draw on the Californian Minimal Art movement of the time, while also expanding the art form to include aspects of dance. Today, Nengudi counts among the pioneers of the African-American avant-garde.

The presentation is the result of a collaboration between the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and the Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal. It grew out of an encounter between Senga Nengudi, Julie Anne Stanzak and Alexander Bălănescu at the exhibition "Senga Nengudi. Topologies" at Lenbachhaus in Munich in 2019.