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    Laurie Anderson Exhibition "Forty-Nine Days in the Bardo" Opens at Philadelphia's Fabric Museum; Anderson to Perform

    Laurie Anderson's new exhibition Forty-Nine Days in the Bardo made its debut at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia last week. The exhibition, which runs through November 19, uses the structure of a diary and The Tibetan Book of the Dead—also known as The Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo—to explore the themes of love and death, the many levels of dreaming, and illusion. This two-floor exhibition include texts as well as drawings, sculptures, projections, and sound and are made from materials including mud, foil, iron, chalk, and ashes.

    Pictured above: Laurie Anderson's Lolabelle in the Bardo, 2011. Charcoal on paper. Detail from series of ten 10' x 14' drawings. © Laurie Anderson.

    Laurie Anderson will be on hand at the Fabric Workshop and Museum for a performance and talk on Thursday, October 13. For more information on the event and the exhibition, visit fabricworkshopandmuseum.org.

    As noted yesterday in the Nonesuch Journal, Anderson is currently in Boston for a six-night run of her performance piece Delusion at the Paramount Center Mainstage. For more tour information, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    To pick up a copy of Anderson's latest album, Homeland, head to the Nonesuch Store, where orders of the CD/DVD include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the music at checkout.

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Laurie Anderson Exhibition "Forty-Nine Days in the Bardo" Opens at Philadelphia's Fabric Museum; Anderson to Perform

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Laurie Anderson's new exhibition Forty-Nine Days in the Bardo has opened at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. The exhibition uses the structure of a diary and The Tibetan Book of the Dead—also known as The Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo—to explore the themes of love and death, the many levels of dreaming, and illusion. This two-floor exhibition include texts as well as drawings, sculptures, projections, and sound and are made from materials including mud, foil, iron, chalk, and ashes. Anderson will perform at the museum on October 13.

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Laurie Anderson's new exhibition Forty-Nine Days in the Bardo made its debut at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia last week. The exhibition, which runs through November 19, uses the structure of a diary and The Tibetan Book of the Dead—also known as The Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo—to explore the themes of love and death, the many levels of dreaming, and illusion. This two-floor exhibition include texts as well as drawings, sculptures, projections, and sound and are made from materials including mud, foil, iron, chalk, and ashes.

Pictured above: Laurie Anderson's Lolabelle in the Bardo, 2011. Charcoal on paper. Detail from series of ten 10' x 14' drawings. © Laurie Anderson.

Laurie Anderson will be on hand at the Fabric Workshop and Museum for a performance and talk on Thursday, October 13. For more information on the event and the exhibition, visit fabricworkshopandmuseum.org.

As noted yesterday in the Nonesuch Journal, Anderson is currently in Boston for a six-night run of her performance piece Delusion at the Paramount Center Mainstage. For more tour information, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

To pick up a copy of Anderson's latest album, Homeland, head to the Nonesuch Store, where orders of the CD/DVD include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the music at checkout.

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Laurie Anderson: "Lolabelle in the Bardo," 2011

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