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With Dispatches, every now and then we check in with artists connected with the Nasher Museum to find out about their most recent projects.

Nasher Museum fans will remember our 2007 exhibition “Street Level: Mark Bradford, William Cordova and Robin Rhode,” organized by Trevor Schoonmaker, curator of contemporary art. Robin Rhode’s work will also be part of the upcoming show “The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl.” This Wednesday, we have the chance to see one of Robin’s latest efforts, a collaborative performance of “Pictures Reframed,”  with master Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes.

In this newest project, Rhodes and Andsnes step out of their respective disciplines to blur the lines between high art and street art, the performing arts and the visual arts.  The resulting collaboration, a reworking of Modest Mussorgsky’s lush piano suite Pictures at an Exhibition has been gaining prominence as it nears its US premiere.

Emil J. Kang, director of Carolina Performing Arts, says we are in for a rare treat.
Although “Pictures Reframed” is traveling, it will be presented in full (as it was at Lincoln Center) only at Memorial Hall.

“Let’s see if we can, as an audience, discover or understand the interactions that went on between these two artists .. . and how much they stay true to Mussorgsky’s  music and how much they depart from it,” he said.

Read a Time magazine review of the premiere in New York City last week here.

For videos, photos, resources and reviews of Pictures Reframed, please click here.

In a special offer to Nasher patrons, just mention this promotion to receive a 20% discount on ticket purchases.

To receive the special discount, please call the Memorial Hall Box Office at (919) 843-3333 (Monday-Friday, 10am – 5pm).  The special discount is only available by phone or in person at the Memorial Hall box office, on Cameron Avenue in Chapel Hill.

IMAGE: Photo of Robin Rhode by Paolo Mussat Sator.

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