Forty years ago, Emily Rauh curated 7 for 67, a show of work by up-and-coming sculptors Mark Di Suvero, Donald Judd and Ernest Trova at the City Art Museum. Rauh also hosted a symposium with the three artists, allowing the public to talk with the men about their work. What ensued was 45 minutes of frustration, miscommunication, anger and outrage. The artists were terse and flippant with the audience, believing that their work spoke for itself; the crowd became more belligerent as time passed, believing they had been misled -- and people walked out in droves. Tonight at 8 p.m. at White Flag Projects (4568 Manchester Avenue; 314-531-3442 or www.whiteflagprojects.org), the ill-fated encounter is re-enacted by the Muddy Waters Theatre Group in a special, one-time-only free performance. Doors open at 7 p.m. and seating is first-come, first-served, but if history repeats itself, some of those seats may open up later in the evening.
Mon., Oct. 1, 2007