Brendan Fernandes: Contract and Release

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - Sunday, March 8, 2020

The Noguchi Museum’s collection installation Noguchi: Body-Space Devices—a group of about thirty works that motivate and modulate our physical understanding of space—is reconfigured as a set for Brendan Fernandes: Contract and Release, a performance-based collaboration with artist Brendan Fernandes (b. 1979), who works at the intersection of dance and the visual arts.

The installation was developed with architecture and design collaborative Norman Kelley, with chair fabrication by Jason Lewis. Costumes by Rad Hourani.

Performances are unseated, will move throughout Areas 11 and 12.

Saturdays, 1:30 pm and 3 pm
September 14 and 28, 2019
October 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2019
November 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2019
December 7 and 14, 2019
January 11, 18, and 25, 2020
February 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2020

Closing performance: March 7, 2020, TBA.


Brendan Fernandes, concept drawing and photomontage for Contract and Release, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.

Brendan Fernandes: Contract and Release is made possible through major support from Jennifer and Malcolm Nolen. Additional support has been provided by Bernard I. Lumpkin and Carmine D. Boccuzzi and the Florence V. Burden Foundation. The exhibition is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.