Pinwheel, 1977

Miami Beach 2019

Anat Ebgi

Performance, video

This presentation is a recreation of Tina Girouard’s performance Pinwheel alongside the video documentation of the original performance in 1977. The performance at the New Orleans Museum of Art was part of the exhibition ‘Five from Louisiana’, alongside the works of Lynda Benglis, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Landry, and Keith Sonnier. Pinwheel features four performers who create a stage-like environment in four quadrants using numerous yards of silk fabric. Each performer activates the space, enacting a ritual that involves base objects and elements all connected to their given personae of animal, vegetable, mineral, and other.

Performance schedule: Daily 3pm to 4pm

Tina Girouard (born 1946 in DeQuincy, Louisiana) is an American artist best known for her work and involvement in the Post-Minimalism and Pattern and Decoration movements in New York City. In the 1970s, she was also an early founding participant of the artists’ space 112 Greene St., the artist-run kitchen FOOD, alongside Gordon Matta-Clark and Carol Goodden, and the Anarchitecture Group. Girouard’s exhibition history includes a mid-career retrospective at the Rufino Tamayo Museum in 1983, Mexico City; the Venice Biennale, 1980; the Paris Biennale, 1977; and Documenta VI, 1977, Kassel. She lives and works in Cecilia, Louisiana.

Access the Audio Guide by Magalí Arriola.