Alexandra Pirici, ‘Public Collection of Modern Art’, 2014, Museum Ludwig

Image rights: Courtesy Alexandra Pirici & Manuel Pelmuş

"We Call it Ludwig : The Museum is Turning 40!"

Venue: Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2016-2017)

About Alexandra Pirici

About Manuel Pelmus

Manuel Pelmuş is a choreographer active in the Bucharest dance community. Pelmuş graduated from the Floria Capsali dance school and worked at the Hamburg Opera; he eventually moved away from his classical training to explore more politically charged, avant-garde styles. Pelmuş is now known for working abstractly and meditatively in explorations of identity, cultural similarities, common references in language, and mass media. His dances include atypical gestures, and sometimes complete stillness. Pelmuş believes that dance is not defined by movement, but by the body, though he adds: “Dancing doesn’t only mean body, i.e. one body, one type of expression.”

Romanian, b. 1974