Making/Breaking the Binary: Suzanne Ciani in Concert

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1/2: Suzanne Ciani in performance, 2016, Red Bull Music Academy. Photo by Maria Jose Govea.
2/2: Suzanne Ciani in performance, 2016, Red Bull Music Academy. Photo by Karel Chladek.

In conjunction with the forthcoming exhibition Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art, & Technology 1968-1985, curator Kelsey Halliday Johnson presents two concerts by electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani. Presented in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania Department of Music, the performances will feature Ciani’s Buchala synthesizer and piano compositions, preceded by a conversation with the composer. On March 29, Ciani will perform at International House, followed by a performance at the Painted Bride Art Center on March 30.

Making/Breaking the Binary surveys a generation of pioneering female artists and relates their work to the technology innovators who helped shape the information age. The exhibition will include visual artists Jennifer Bartlett and Lynda Benglis, and video and media art pioneers Sonia Landy Sheridan, Joan Jonas, Lynda Benglis, Shigeko Kubota, and Dara Birnbaum.


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