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Isabel Lewis, An Occasion, 2017 Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, curated by Matthias Ulrich. Photo: Nevin Allgeier

Isabel Lewis

An Occasion

24.9 2022


On September 24, we will present a performance from the series “Occasions” by Isabel Lewis in the Turbine Hall. Lewis’ work breaks with the conventions of both white cube and modern theatre, and creates a stimulating environment for conversation and movement, or simply being that addresses all of the senses.

Through a dramaturgy of choreography, music and storytelling, Lewis’ “Occasions” are composed arrangements of people, things, plants, smells, and music. The artist’s work often addresses the history of the body, the relationship between mind and body, and ecological thinking. Within the occasions visitors encounter smells made in collaboration with Norwegian smell researcher and artist Sissel Tolaas and are welcomed with amuse-bouches created specifically for the occasion by a local chef. As guests we are invited to drift in and out of focused attention and sociality in this contemporary ritual of gathering.

Isabel Lewis is a Berlin-based artist and choreographer born in the Dominican Republic. She has previously presented her work at, among others, Kunsthalle Zürich; Tate Modern, London; Dia Art Foundation, New York; and Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai.

Curator: Andreas Nilsson

The performance is presented in the Turbine Hall

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