Thursday 06/09/22 6:30PM
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Conversations · Exhibition-Related

Feeling Beyond Touch: Language, Health, and Care in Partnering

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Ilya Vidrin and Jessi Stegall. Photo: Olivia Moon Photography 2020

Somatic Partnering is a bodily technique to bring deep attention to language, health, and care within and between participants. This program features artist-in-residence Ilya Vidrin in conversation with three figures whose work and research are critical to their project: Bonnie Wong, director of the Neuropsychology Program in the Frontotemporal Disorders Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital; Mario Alberto Zambrano, Associate Director of Dance at The Juilliard School; and Çaca Yvaire, the Terran Shield and Community Conservation Co-Director for the Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust (NEFOC). To open the conversation, Vidrin will offer a participatory performance exercise informed by his Somatic Partnering curriculum and created with collaborators during his New Museum residency.


This program will be presented onsite in the New Museum theater. All attendees are required to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. Guest speakers may be un-masked and will be socially distanced from the audience while speaking onstage. Review the New Museum’s COVID guidelines in advance of your visit.


Generous ongoing support is provided by the Charlotte and Bill Ford Artist Talks Fund.

Support for Education and Public Engagement programs is provided, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund; and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

Support of artist participation is provided by Laura Skoler.

Additional support for education and community programs is provided by the American Chai Trust.

A full list of support for “ILYA VIDRIN: EVERYTHING YOU DO MATTERS, NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO” can be viewed here.

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