photo of person posing  in room with object on thehead

Jimmy Robert, Descendances Du Nu, 2016 Photo: O.H. Dancy. Courtesy of the artist, Stigter Van Doesburg, Amsterdam and Tanya Leighton, Berlin and Los Angeles.

Open call – Take part in performance!

10.1 2023 – 13.3 2023


Moderna Museet Malmö is looking for a performer to participate in artist Jimmy Robert’s performance Descendances du nu. The performance is a part of Jimmy Robert’s solo exhibition that opens 1 April.

Descendances du nu references and deconstructs Marcel Duchamp’s famous 1912 painting Nude Descending a Staircase. Originally presented and performed at the Centre D’Art Contemporain La Synagogue de Delme in France, the installation includes objects, photography, performance, sound and text.

The performer will move through the installation in the exhibition with a large headpiece for the duration of the performance. Jimmy Robert’s exhibition will be on view 1 April – 3 September, 2023.

The performance (about 15 minutes each time at Moderna Museet Malmö) is planned to take place:

31 March, 1 – 2 April, 2 – 3 June and 26 – 27 August

Application Deadline: 13 March for audition sign ups

Audition: 27 March at Moderna Museet Malmö

Rehearsals: 1 – 2 days, 29 – 30 March



  • Performers with background in dance/movement
  • Open to non professional performers
  • Must be able to perform 20 minutes continuously with covered headpiece, on hard floor
  • All ages and genders are welcome
  • Preferably based in the Öresund region

How to apply

Please note! The application must be in English. Please send the following information to:

  • Name
  • CV
  • Why do you want to do this performance?
  • How do you feel you could contribute to this performance but still staying true to its essence?
  • Full availability for all dates


Contact  Curator Andreas Nilsson at