AN UNEXPECTED WAY TO EXPERIENCE A NIGHT AT THE BALLET
NYCB ART SERIES PRESENTS SANTTU MUSTONEN
By combining abstract, handcrafted visual imagery with new technology, Mustonen will take advantage of the Koch Theater’s towering height and multiple vantage points to create a large-scale video installation created from a series of original, digitally altered paintings produced especially for New York City Ballet.
Santtu Mustonen is a Finnish artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He is interested in visualizing the emotions of suspense, excitement, distortion, and the surreal through painting, movement and new technologies. Organic patterns, natural science, and movement inspire his work, which combines handcrafted and analog textures in a digital space. He animates various paintings and visual imagery by using digital tools to alter the space and sense of motion within his dynamic pieces.
JAN 28 eve
New Lidberg (Lang)
New Peck 3 (Deacon)
Fearful Symmetries (Adams/Martins)
STRAVINSKY x FIVE
Scénes de Ballet (Wheeldon)
The Cage (Robbins)
Eight Easy Pieces (Martins)
Scherzo Fantastique (Peck)
Stravinsky Violin Concerto (Balanchine)
Glass Pieces (Glass)
The Concert (Chopin)
PUBLIC VIEWING HOURS
NYCB will host free, open hours for the general public to view the exhibition Saturday, February 18, through Sunday, February 26 at the following times:
Mon-Fri 10 AM – 5 PM
Sat 10 AM – 12 PM
Sun 10 AM – 1 PM
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PREVIOUS ART SERIES EVENTS
The basis for Art Series lies in New York City Ballet’s rich history of working with visual artists. When the New York State Theater opened in 1964, architect Philip Johnson and NYCB Founder Lincoln Kirstein curated a permanent collection for what was to become one of New York City’s great public spaces, and included works by Jasper Johns, Lee Bontecou, and Elie Nadelman. And for more than thirty years, current Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins has invited leading and emerging artists – luminaries like Keith Haring, Julian Schnabel and Santiago Calatrava – to collaborate with the Company in a variety of ways on and off the stage. Art Series builds on these traditions.
Our aim is to cross-pollinate the disciplines of performing and visual arts – and their audiences – by inviting a contemporary artist to create a site specific work of art in our Lincoln Center home. Inspired by something as simple as movement, or as specific as our history, our dancers, or a piece of our world-renowned repertory, the Art Series installation is on view during the Company’s six-week winter performance period. Now in its fifth year, previous collaborators have included FAILE/Patrick McNeil & Patrick Miller, JR, Dustin Yellin, and Marcel Dzama.