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#CommonTime closes in 7 days on Sunday June 30. The exhibition presents Merce Cunningham’s work and that of his network of collaborators through rare and never-before-seen moving image presentations and installations of décor and costumes from the Merce Cunningham Dance Company Collection as well as pieces by his lifelong collaborator, composer John Cage, and Trisha Brown, Tacita Dean, Jasper Johns, Morris Graves, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Isamu Noguchi, Nam June Paik, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, David Tudor, Stan VanDerBeek, Andy Warhol, and many others.

The next Alastair Macaulay. Our #MerceCunningham Events performances continue today–Sunday at 1:30 and 4 pm each day, and are free with gallery admission. #CommonTime (📷 by @siobhanfburke)

In 1993, #MerceCunningham posted up in the Arena Health Club (now @lifetimefitness) in the Target Center for the FluxArenaRama residency. It included performances of "Change of Address" (1992), "Doubletoss" (1993, Walker commission), and "Enter" (1992) at the Northrop. #CommonTime opens tomorrow.

In 1998, the Walker commissioned #MerceCunningham to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Cunningham is seen here rehearsing with his company. #CommonTime, our huge exhibition centered around the renowned dancer and choreographer opens tomorrow. RSVP for tomorrow and Thursday's opening celebration via the link in our bio.

"If a dancer dances—which is not the same as having theories about dancing or wishing to dance or trying to dance or remembering in his body someone else’s dance—but if the dancer dances, everything is there…our ecstasy in dance comes from the possible gift of freedom, the exhilarating moment that this exposing of the bare energy can give us. What is meant is not license, but freedom…”—#MerceCunningham, who revolutionized dance through his partnerships with dozens of artists. #CommonTime, opening Wednesday, spotlights interactive installations, sets, costumes, music, and performances that unfold in the galleries, theater, cinema, and public spaces throughout the Walker.

3 days until #CommonTime. Here's a snippet from the Star Tribune: "Cunningham — more likely to be described as “important” than “popular” — ought to be seen as a force who molded not only performance but visual art, music and film. Who changed how artists collaborate. Who anticipated the technology of today. Need convincing? The Walker will give you every opportunity starting this week. The exhibition, which builds off a decades-long relationship with the late New York dancer, spans seven galleries, six months and a host of stages, including one being built inside a gallery" Read the rest of their preview via the link in our bio.

#CommonTime is here! Join us tonight and tomorrow night for a two-day celebration that includes free performances by former Cunningham trained dancers and the world premiere of choreographer #MariaHassabi’s STAGING. You'll be among the first to explore the new exhibition and enjoy free gallery admission, a talk, a film screening, and more. Details are available via the link in our bio. [All dances were performed by @dylan.crossman]

The Walker galleries come alive as dancers from the final Merce Cunningham Dance Company perform 30-minute collages drawn from 40 years of the artist’s work. Don’t miss this rare chance to experience these free in-gallery events firsthand, with live music by Minnesota-based music-makers. Merce Cunningham’s choreography is performed. Tonight and Tomorrow February 8–9, 5:30 and 8 pm. Capacity is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. #CommonTime

“There is so much in life, if you ever stop and think, you simply wouldn’t do it.”—#MerceCunningham who is seen backstage here #AtTheWalker in 1989 before the premiere of the Walker commissioned "Field and Figures." #CommonTime, a landmark exhibition investigating the unique working methods, profound relationships, and influence of Cunningham whose singular approach to sharing a “common time” remains one of the most inspirational models of the 20th century for interdisciplinary practice, opens Wednesday.

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#CommonTime closes in 7 days on Sunday June 30. The exhibition presents Merce Cunningham’s work and that of his network of collaborators through rare and never-before-seen moving image presentations and installations of décor and costumes from the Merce Cunningham Dance Company Collection as well as pieces by his lifelong collaborator, composer John Cage, and Trisha Brown, Tacita Dean, Jasper Johns, Morris Graves, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Isamu Noguchi, Nam June Paik, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, David Tudor, Stan VanDerBeek, Andy Warhol, and many others.

Frank Stella's decor for Merce Cunningham's "Scramble" (1967) on display at @walkerartcenter. To add a filter would be a sin. #commontime #mercecunningham #walkerartcenter #minneapolis #art #frankstella #modernart #dance #moderndance #design

Remy Charlip's costumes for Merce Cunningham's "Minutiae" (1954) on display at @walkerartcenter. #commontime #walkerartcenter #art #costume #design #dance #moderndance #mercecunningham

Actually forever my favorite. Merce/Rauschenberg '58 SUMMERSPACE #commontime @walkerartcenter

FRANK STELLA for Merce (1967) ❤️💛💚💙💜 @walkerartcenter #commontime

Merce Cunningham: Common Time
an artist who believed sound, motion & visual art exist as independent elements, but come together during the "common time" of performance ✨
(pieces are created and collaborated by various artists for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company)
never cease to be continuously inspired to create, manifest my artistry & expand more when I walk through this place ~

Artist Nam June Paik was born on this day. Before developing his interest in video, he was trained as a composer. His meeting with John Cage in 1958 had such an impact on him that he became, in his words, an “ardent Cagean.” Inspired by Cage’s approach, Paik also began using chance techniques, indeterminacy, and media technology in his work.⠀
Random Access, which was first made in 1963 and is seen here in a realization from 2000, is an interactive installation in which participants can pick up the audio head from the tape deck and create their own compositions by moving it over the tape, producing sounds that are amplified through a set of speakers. The wall becomes an interactive interface through which the viewers’ gestures create an endless array of indeterminate compositions. This can be activated tonight and next Thursday from 5 to 9 pm during Target Free Thursday Nights. [#NamJunePaik, "Random Access" (1963/2000) on view in #CommonTime]

Kúpalisko a kino 👍👍. Online mentorka Miška s dievčatami na celodennom výlete v Košiciach 🤗 Boli sme sa vykúpať a v kine na rozprávku Zloduch 3. Dievčatá boli nadšené z tohto spoločného času. Dostali k tomu nejaké knihy z môjho detstva, tak si ich budeme počas prázdnin čítať. Inak sú veľmi dobré plavkyne 🏊‍♀️, hodnotí Miška a už teraz sa teší na ďalšie spoločné chvíle 👍#schopnedeti #onlinementoring #mentoring #swimmingpool #cinema #amazingday #amazingtime #commontime #unforgettable #dreams #thankyou #👍

I think the thing that we agreed to so many years ago, actually, was that the music didn't have to support the dance nor the dance illustrate the music, but they could be two things going on at the same time.

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#CommonTime closes two weeks from today on Sunday July 30. One of our biggest exhibitions ever is centered Merce Cunningham, who is often renowned as one of the most influential choreographers of the 20th century.

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