Autumn Knight: WALL – Danspace Project
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Autumn Knight: WALL

Autumn Knight. WALL, 2014–16. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Photo: Courtesy of the Artist.

Saturday, October 5 at 3pm & 8pm

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Autumn Knight is a recent 2019 Whitney Biennial artist and 2016–17 Studio Museum artist in residence who works in performance, installation, video, and text. On the occasion of The Studio Museum in Harlem’s acquisition of WALL (2014–2016), Danspace Project and the Studio Museum are pleased to present Autumn Knight: WALL, a series of sounds, rituals, and actions influenced by The Western Wall or “Wailing Wall” in Jerusalem that reimagine “walls” as psychological, spiritual, and embodied places.

Performed by Knight in collaboration with Natasha L. Turner, WALL features a femme/black-identifying ensemble. This marks the first time the work will be performed in New York. WALL is the first performance to enter the Studio Museum’s collection.

The production and acquisition framework for WALL is directed by living archives specialist Cori Olinghouse on behalf of The Portal. Autumn Knight: WALL is organized by Eric Booker, Assistant Curator and Exhibition Coordinator, and presented in partnership with Danspace Project.

Danspace Project & Studio Museum members: please contact Lianna King at (212) 674-3530 for questions about member tickets.


Accessibility: Danspace Project’s main entrance is fully wheelchair accessible via ramp. A same-level restroom is available near Danspace Project’s main performance space in the church sanctuary.

Autumn Knight is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, installation, video and text. Her performance and video works have been on view at various institutions including Krannert Art Museum (IL), The Institute for Contemporary Art (VCU), Human Resources Los Angeles (HRLA), The High Line and Akademie der Kunste, (Berlin). Knight is the recipient an Art Matters Grant (2018). Her performance work is held in the permanent collection of the Studio Museum in Harlem. Knight is a participant in the 2019 Whitney Biennial as a performance and video artist.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally, and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

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