Art

Solange unveiled a new interdisciplinary performance piece and video at the Hammer Museum, the latest step in her blossoming artistic career.

Eli Hill
Apr 17, 2018 6:28PM, via Hammer Museum

Metatronia (Metatron’s Cube) (2018), which debuted at the Los Angeles museum last Friday, features over 50 dancers performing on fields of green grass and in Solange’s large geometric sculpture, Metatron’s Cube (2018). In a video of the performance directed by Solange, dancers rhythmically swing their limbs in airy, monotone outfits, as they explore what the Grammy-winning singer and artist calls “the process and mapping of creation.” The inclusion of a sculpture that will remain on view outside of the performance is a new step for the artist, whose performances have appeared at a handful of top-tier art institutions including the Guggenheim Museum, the Chinati Foundation, and the Tate Modern. “I’m excited about transitioning into creating larger scale works that have the duality of existing as part of a performance and then as a standalone sculpture that can be engaged with by the public,” she said in a statement. While Metatron’s Cube is expected to travel to various locations throughout the U.S. this summer, you can see the video, which was made in partnership with Uniqlo, right now on the Hammer Museum’s website.

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