British artist Shantell Martin brings her trademark stream-of-consciousness drawings to New York City Ballet for the 2019 Art Series. From her early beginnings in the mega clubs of Tokyo to her trademark stream-of-consciousness work here in the U.S, Martin’s signature black and white drawings are an inquiry into the role of the artist and the viewer, where a work of art is more than an object of admiration disconnected from its inception.
For her NYCB takeover, Martin was inspired by interviews with the dancers and worked onsite while observing rehearsals, allowing the experience of the dancers to inspire and guide her pen. The result is an immersive installation which transforms the public spaces of the David H. Koch Theatre into a world of reflection. Through it all, Martin hopes to initiate a dialogue with her audience by posing the simple question: Who Are You?
New York City Ballet Art Series Presents Shantell Martin will be featured at three special performances on February 2, 8, and March 2 at 8 PM, with all tickets priced at $35. In addition to the show, attendees will enjoy a post-performance party and receive a limited edition commemorative takeaway designed by Martin.
Performances are on sale now at nycballet.com/artseries.