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Simon Leung: ACTIONS!

Simon Leung (UC Irvine), Performance Practice & Research

ACTIONS! is an experimental theatrical performance which revisits and restages different forms of historical “actions,” both political and aesthetic, which took place at the Museum of Modern Art between 1969 and 2000. Imagined as a form of “worker’s theater” (the premise inspired by the 1930s Federal Art, Music, Theatre, and Writers Projects under the New Deal as experiments in cultural democracy), the aim of this work is to involve many of the 2000 strikers as well as earlier “MoMA art workers” to peformatively revisit their moment of “action” at MoMA in the form of a large-scale theatrical event.

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