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Detail image of Cy Twombly's Sunset (1957

Lucio Fontana   Cy Twombly   Yves Klein

Audible Presence

Lévy Gorvy New York
September 18 – November 16 2013

Spanning a thirty year period, Audible Presence reveals moments of conceptual and formal resonance between carefully selected works of art by Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, and Cy Twombly. While the monochromatic surfaces on view – cut, pressed, burned, inscribed, or otherwise violated – reflect distinct dynamic, sensual, and romantic approaches to abstraction, they emerged from a shared Mediterranean climate and engagement with an international community of influential dealers and critics.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Dominique Lévy presented New York City’s first public performance of Yves Klein’s Monotone-Silence Symphony, which was performed only once during the artist’s brief lifetime, on the night of March 9, 1960 as one part of the happening Anthropometries de l’époque bleue at the Galerie internationale d’art contemporain in Paris. This powerful perceptual encounter will unfold over 40 minutes. Seventy musicians and singers will hold a single continuous tone for a 20-minute period. The performers then will remain frozen and motionless in observance of a 20-minute period of absolute silence.

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