A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s

This exhibition illuminates how Charlotte Moorman (1933–1991), one of the most overlooked figures of her generation, metamorphosed from a classically trained cellist into a barrier-breaking figure in performance art and an impresario of the postwar avant-garde.
, 'Neon Cello,' 1989, Grey Art Gallery

Charlotte Moorman

Neon Cello, 1989

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, 'Charlotte Moorman performs Aria 4 of Nam June Paik’s Opera Sextronique, Düsseldorf, West Germany, October 7,' 1968, Grey Art Gallery

Thomas Tilly

Charlotte Moorman performs Aria 4 of Nam June Paik’s Opera Sextronique, Düsseldorf, West Germany, October 7, 1968

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, 'Charlotte Moorman performing Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece with Nam June Paik, Galerie Aachen, Aachen, West Germany,,' 1966, Grey Art Gallery

Kenneth Werner

Charlotte Moorman performing Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece with Nam June Paik, Galerie Aachen, Aachen, West Germany,, 1966

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, 'Charlotte Moorman performing Nam June Paik’s TV Bed, Bochum Art Week, Bochum, West Germany,' 1973, Grey Art Gallery

Hartmut Beifuss

Charlotte Moorman performing Nam June Paik’s TV Bed, Bochum Art Week, Bochum, West Germany, 1973

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, 'Charlotte Moorman performs Num June Paik’s TV Bra for Living Sculpture on the roof of her loft, 62 Pearl Street, New York, July 30, 1982,' 1982, Grey Art Gallery

Vin Grabill

Charlotte Moorman performs Num June Paik’s TV Bra for Living Sculpture on the roof of her loft, 62 Pearl Street, New York, July 30, 1982, 1982

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, 'Charlotte Moorman performing Jim McWilliams’s Ice Music for Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales,' 1976, Grey Art Gallery

Unknown Artist

Charlotte Moorman performing Jim McWilliams’s Ice Music for Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1976

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, 'Charlotte Moorman performing on Nam June Paik’s TV Cello wearing TV Glasses, Bonino Gallery, New York City,' 1971, Grey Art Gallery

Takahiko Iimura

Charlotte Moorman performing on Nam June Paik’s TV Cello wearing TV Glasses, Bonino Gallery, New York City, 1971

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, 'Charlotte Moorman performing Jim McWilliams’s Sky Kiss, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, April 11, 1976,' 1976, Grey Art Gallery

Unknown Artist

Charlotte Moorman performing Jim McWilliams’s Sky Kiss, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, April 11, 1976, 1976

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