Performance: Felix Gonzalez-Torres, "Untitled" (Go-Go Dancing Platform)
The works of the Cuban-born American artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957–1996) are informed by his experience with AIDS and deal with homosexuality, love, loss, absence, and death. The exhibition will include his sculpture “Untitled” (Go-Go Dancing Platform) from 1991, which negotiates questions of corporeality in the context of HIV / AIDS, also in light of the homophobic climate of the 1980s and 1990s, when gay men, regardless of HIV status, faced widespread discrimination. On five days during the exhibition period, the work will be the setting of an associated performance.
- From 2.30-4.30pm
- Duration: 15 minutes each
(image: Felix Gonzalez-Torres, "Untitled" (Go-Go Dancing Platform), 1991, installation view: Felix Gonzalez-Torres. David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY. 27 Apr. – 14 Jul. 2017, Courtesy of The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation, photo: EPW Studio/Maris Hutchinson, © Felix Gonzalez-Torre)