Cheek By Jowl
Cheek By Jowl’ performers in rehearsal

a performance by Renée Petropoulos

Thursday 25 August 2016, 7 pm

‘Cheek by Jowl’ is a performance created by Renée Petropoulos in response to the exhibition ‘Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016.’ The exhibition and its themes comprise a libretto, read and performed by Kathrin Burmester, Janet Dandridge, Elif Erkan, Margaret Honda, Jorge Martin, Jasmine Orpilla, Gabie Strong, and Rebecca Tull. 

The performance is comprised of three speaking voices, one voice as metronome, one vocalization of sounds, two instruments, and the final voice is that of a spirit chronicler. Current events, world history, domestic life and private life, as well as the exhibition catalogue essays all inform this layered work. Throughout the piece, performers interact and cajole one another into a structured and precise yet improvisational investigation of the exhibition.

Thursday's performance takes place in the Courtyard of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, and is 47 minutes in length. 

Two further unannounced performances will take place on 27 and 28 August, during normal gallery hours.

This event is free, but reservations are required. Click here to reserve a place.


AFTER 5 is a summer series of free live performances on Thursday nights, 5 – 9 pm at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. Galleries are open until 8 pm, the Courtyard is open until 9 pm.

Take advantage of extended Thursday opening hours at the gallery to explore the final weeks of ‘Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016.’ Then meet friends in the central courtyard for an evening outdoors: enjoy live bands and DJ sets, craft cocktails from the Spare Room Hollywood, and late shopping hours at D.A.P.‘s on-site bookstore ARTBOOK @ Hauser Wirth & Schimmel.

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