I wouldn’t know any other way, 2020, Photo credit: David Andrako
To hold gently is a one-day performance by artist Gyun Hur at The Green-Wood Cemetery, presented in conjunction with The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2020, and curated is by Katya Grokhovsky of TIAB and Harry Weil, Green-Wood’s Director of Public Programs.
Atop the Hill of Graves, Hur quietly performs mournful gestures of labor while cradling new life within her body. She will sit alone for three hours pulling apart yellow silk flowers in a meditation of the loss of lives caused by COVID-19, among whom were her doorman and neighbors in her residential building in Brooklyn. Hur invites the audience to sit twenty feet from her during the performance in quietude as the Harlem Chamber Players perform George Walker’s String Quartet No. 1 and Florence Price’s String Quartet in G major as part of Green-Wood’s A Lament for Troubled Times concert series.
The performance will take place near the intersection of Meadow and Garland Avenues. To reach the site, look for signage starting at the Main Entrance and pick up a copy of the Visitors Map from a security guard or download this handy map. It is a 15-minute walk from Green-Wood’s Main Entrance.
Social distancing will be enforced at each performance. Attendees must wear masks and keep a distance of 6 feet from one another. Seating is limited and on a first come, first seated basis. No chairs or blankets are permitted.