A Guggenheim's Works & Process Commission Inspired by ISAW's Upcoming Exhibition

By Maggie Pavao
Inspired by our upcoming exhibition Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes, the first exhibition to focus specifically on the role of ancient world and the Ballet Russes, costume designers Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung use original Ballets Russes costumes and designs as their point of departure for an upcoming Works & Process costume and dance commission. As part of the dialogue, a performative intervention featuring Bartelme and Jung’s new costume designs will infuse the exhibition’s opening at ISAW.

The commission will be performed on April 28th and April 29th. Ticketing opens to the public today.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim is a performing arts series unlike any other, allowing you to see, hear, and meet artists in a unique and intimate setting, the Guggenheim’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Peter B. Lewis Theater. Exploring artistic creation through stimulating conversations and performances, Works &Process programs champion new works and offer unprecedented access to the world’s leading creators and performers.

“An exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process” —The New York Times

Léon Bakst
Two Costume Designs, for Narcisse
ca. 1911
Watercolor and graphite on paper
H. 66.6 cm; W. 48.2 cm
New York Public Library, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, Gift of Mrs. Arthur A. Houghton, Jr.: *MGZGC Bak L Nar 1
Image courtesy of the New York Public Library