The writer Erol Ozan once observed, “Dance is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment.” The infamous photographer Nina Alovert’s photographs of ballet exemplify this idea. A survey of works by her from the 1970s to more recent years will open on June 13, 2016 at the National Arts Club. For over 40 years she has excelled at capturing the grace and gravity-defying movements of dancers from all over the world. This exhibition focuses on the legendary icons of Russian ballet: Galina Ulanova, Maya Plisetskaya, Andris Liepa, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Diana Vishneva, Vladimir Malakhov, Nikolay Tsiskaridze and Sergei Polunin, among others. Over 70 images will reveal Alovert’s ability to combine intimacy with other worldliness, a feature that is otherwise only experienced in live performance.
Amazons of the Avant-Garde; Six Russian Artists: Alexandra Exter, Natalia Goncharova, Liubov Popova, Olga Rozanova, Varvara Stepanova, and Nadezhda Udaltsova
Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin; Royal Academy of Arts, London; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow. July 9, 1999 – March17, 2001
Artpace San Antonio, January 1 – December 31, 2010
Artpace San Antonio, September 2010 – January 2011
Artpace San Antonio, January 13 – May 01, 2011
Artpace San Antonio, Jan 31, 2008 – Apr 20, 2008