Dancing with Myself
"Dancing with Myself" was meant to be a joyful, poetic, political, wild dance through contemporary art from the 1960s to the present. The guest artists, including Adel Abdessemed, David Hammons, Kimsooja, Boris Mikhaïlov, Bruce Nauman, Cindy Sherman and Paulo Nazareth, played a key role both as actors and as material for their creations, using their bodies, their biographies, their social and/or sexual identities and their emotions. The exhibition went beyond the conventional self-portrait, showing other ways of depicting the Self. It brought together unique temperaments and attitudes across the most varied artistic disciplines.
"Dancing with Myself" was the biggest Pinault Collection show ever held in Germany. It subsequently travelled to the Punta della Dogana in Venice from 8 April to 16 December 2018, but with the addition of around 60 more works compared to the original show in Essen.