CounterCurrent: This Page Left Intentionally Blank
Sunday, Apr. 17, 2016
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
A carefully choreographed viewing of art. On a journey toward a single work of art, visitors encounter acts of movement, text, sound, throughout the museum, including walls, doorways, paths, corners and objects. With the audience wearing headphones and led by a docent, this performance takes the form of a unique museum tour: one that provokes audiences into a new way of seeing. As headphones focus the mind, and instructions guide you with the precision of choreography, a personal, physical relationship to art begins with elements of misdirection, movement, confession and music.
Beginning in the museum’s main lobby and winding all about the Menil Collection’s unique campus of buildings and satellite installations, This Page Left Intentionally Blank deconstructs the role of the docent and the museum audio tour, subverting how visitors observe art in a museum. Walls are no longer simply walls: a parade of changing perspectives invades the in-between spaces of the museum as visitors are led toward this single artwork—what will happen and how will you respond once you get there? Will you be prepared to confront this work of art, already set deep in your imagination by the journey there? Are you ready to see anew?
About the Programs & Activities
Created by Big Dance Theater, Tei Blow, and Suzanne Bocanegra
HOURS & ADMISSION
Directions & Parking
- Free Parking
- Street Parking
- The Menil Collection parking lot is located on West Alabama between Mandell and Mulberry. Street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood.
Special Offers / Dining
Bistro Menil offers European-inspired, American fare paired with craft beer, cask wine, and thoughtfully selected wines by the glass or bottle.
Events at The Menil Collection
Jan. 23 – Jan. 23, 2019
Roberta Bernstein, Jasper Johns’s Painting and Drawing: A Dialogue
Jan. 26 – Jan. 26, 2019
Da Camera of Houston: Stop, Look and Listen! Da Camera Young Artists celebrate the work of Jasper Johns
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