William Forsythe at Museum Folkwang

Starting 5 February 2019

In 2019, artist and choreographer William Forsythe (born 1949) is presenting several projects at Museum Folkwang. Forsythe’s interventions cross the boundaries between artistic media. The year starts off with the video work City of Abstracts, which will be installed in the foyer of the Museum in February 2019. Visitors to this interactive work are drawn into a whirl of forms, in which they themselves appear as agents. With his Human Writes Drawings, Forsythe has succeeded in translating his choreographic engagement with human rights into the medium of drawing. A selection of these large-format works on paper will be exhibited in early summer as part of the new collection display. In summer, Forsythe will install the site-specific work Aviariation in one of the museum atria, placing its firmly rooted trees in a choreographic theatre of nature. In November, Forsythe presents Acquisition with two dancers, a work that is at once performative and participatory, and that he is adapting specially for Museum Folkwang. The live project will take place in November as part of 100 Years of Bauhaus in the West.

Starting 5 February 2019: City of Abstracts
Early summer 2019: Human Writes Drawings
Starting 29 June 2019: Aviariation
In November 2019: Acquisition (Performative work in cooperation with PACT Zollverein and ‘100 Jahre Bauhaus im Westen’

William Forsythe
City of Abstracts
Photo: Dominik Mentzos