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Lauren Bakst

Private Collection

May 11 - May 12, 2018

Performed by Lauren Bakst and Chanterelle Menashe Ribes
Set Design by Yuri Masnyj

Private Collection is a performance work by Lauren Bakst spanning two days at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery. Performed in three parts that can be accessed as discrete or connected events in any order, the work layers multiple temporalities to present the live as a constant negotiation with the artifactual.

“I’m not a martyr. But I’ve been so choreographed and coded that it’s hard to know when I’m speaking, if it’s really me or someone, something else.”—Laurin

Performances on Friday May 11th & Saturday May 12th, from 6-9pm
Beginnings at:
6:20pm (Part Three)
6:50pm (Part One)
7:30pm (Parts Two & Three)
8:20pm (Part One)
8:45pm (Part Two)

Lauren Bakst is an artist and writer living in New York. She works in, with, and through dance to approach performance as an object of inquiry. Lauren’s work will be presented as a part of Dance and Process at The Kitchen in June 2018 and at The Chocolate Factory in 2019. She has recently held residencies at NARS and Chez Bushwick. Lauren’s work has also been presented at Danspace Project, SculptureCenter, Pioneer Works, Movement Research at Judson Church, Abrons Arts Center, and The Drawing Center, among other spaces. Lauren is the Managing Editor of the Movement Research Performance Journal and her writing was recently published in Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory. She teaches in the School of Dance at University of the Arts.


Private Collection: LAUREN BAKST with Jess Barbagallo

Jess Barbagallo interviews Lauren Bakst about her performance, Private Collection in the June 5th edition of The Brooklyn Rail


Lauren Bakst - Private Collection

Mira Dayal writes about Lauren Bakst, Private Collection performance at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery in Artforum.