RADIO // ARTonAIR InterviewsPhilippe Vergne, Dia Art Foundation
Hosted by Beatrice Johnson
Originally aired 5/29/09
AIR's Beatrice Johnson speaks with Philippe Vergne, the Director of Dia Art Foundation, who discusses his vision for continuing Dia's tradition of carrying out "the heroic voice of the artist" even while readjusting for the contemporary artistic and ontological moment. Merce Cunningham recently completed a two-year residency at Dia:Beacon, over which period he developed seven works entitled Beacon Events; Johnson and Vergne here discuss Cunningham's final performance and Vergne addresses Dia's particular relationship with the artist and the artist's process, his interest in evolution as opposed to revolution, and his commitment to matters of time over those of space (32 minutes).
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