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Performing Motherhood: Artistic, Activist, and Everyday Enactments

Editor: Amber E. Kinser, Kryn Freehling-Burton, Terri Hawkes | Reference: P3033 | ISBN: 978-1927335925 | Type: Publication

Highlighting mothers’ lived experiences, this collection examines mothers’ creativity and agency as they perform in everyday life: in mothering, in activism, and in the arts.

Part of Live Art and Motherhood: A Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal (P3025).

Theatre and Empire

Artist/Author: Benjamin Poore | Reference: P3022 | ISBN: 978-1137443069 | Type: Publication

The historical age of empires may be over, but empire, as an idea, continues to exercise a hold over our imaginations. This examination begins with potential definitions and theories of empire, suggesting how we might think of these two notions together and how we might see empire itself as theatre.

Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-1979

Editor: Andrew Wilson | Reference: P2975 | ISBN: 978-1849763684 | Type: Publication

The book explores the textual work of Art & Language, Victor Burgin and others; the New Sculpture being produced by those such as Richard Long and Michael Craig-Martin; and the artists who addressed society and politics, including Stephen Willats and Margaret Harrison. 

On the occasion of the eponymous exhibition, April-August 2016.

Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972

Editor: Lucy R Lippard | Reference: P2918 | ISBN: 978-0520210134 | Type: Publication

Lucy R. Lippard documents the chaotic network of ideas that has been labeled conceptual art. The book is arranged as an annotated chronology into which is woven a rich collection of original documents–including texts by and taped discussions among and with the artists involved.

Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics

Artist/Author: José Esteban Muñoz | Reference: P2885 | ISBN: 978-0-8166-3015-8 | Type: Publication

A look at how those outside the racial and sexual mainstream negotiate majority culture—not by aligning themselves with or against exclusionary works but rather by transforming these works for their own cultural purposes. Muñoz calls this process “disidentification,” and through a study of its workings, he develops a new perspective on minority performance, survival, and activism.

Performance and the Writing Life: A Conversation with Bonnie Marranca

Artist/Author: Claire MacDonald | Reference: A0585 | Type: Article

This interview explores connections within editor Bonnie Marranca’s work and considers the way in which it has developed in conversation with artists in and around New York.

The Amazing Decade: Women and Performance Art in America, 1970-1980

Editor: Moira Roth | Reference: P2495 | ISBN: 0937122092 | Type: Publication

A detailed study of the role women artists played in the develpment and expansion of performance art

Temporary Conversations: Aaron Hughes

Artist/Author: Aaron Hughes | Reference: P2481 | Type: Publication

An extended interview with artist and Iraq war veteran Aaron Hughes

100 Boots

Artist/Author: Eleanor Antin | Reference: P2464 | ISBN: 978-0762404575 | Type: Publication

This collection features all 51 images from performance artist Eleanor Antin's epic visual narrative. Introduction by Henry Sayre

The Fun: The Social Practice of Nightlife in NYC

Editor: Jake Yuzna | Reference: P2460 | ISBN: 9781576876596 | Type: Publication

Surveys the evolving and diverse nature of nightlife in New York profiling over 30 artists

Vito Acconci: Diary of a Body 1969-1973

Artist/Author: Vito Acconci | Reference: P2461 | ISBN: 978-8881584772 | Type: Publication

A comprehensive mid-career retrospective of Acconci's work

Vito Acconci: Writings, Works, Projects

Artist/Author: Gloria Moure | Reference: P2450 | ISBN: 8434308940 | Type: Publication

This monograph includes both extensive visual documentation from throughout Vito Acconci's career and a wide selection of his writings.

Bruce Nauman: The True Artist

Artist/Author: Peter Plagens | Reference: P2443 | ISBN: 9780714849959 | Type: Publication

Comprehensive overview of the life and work of Bruce Nauman.

Memories That Smell Like Gasoline

Artist/Author: David Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2434 | ISBN: 9780963109507 | Type: Publication

David Wojnarowicz explores memory, the longing for love and sexuality in the specter of AIDS. Cartoons, paintings and writings.

In The Shadow of the American Dream: the Diaries of David Wojnarowicz

Editor: Amy Scholder | Reference: P2433 | ISBN: 9780802136718 | Type: Publication

Diaries of the artist David Wojnarowicz, capturing the emotional, sexual and political chaos of modern urban life.

Wait for me at the Bottom of the Pool: the Writings of Jack Smith

Artist/Author: Edward Leffingwell, J. Hoberman | Reference: P2381 | ISBN: 978-1852-424282 | Type: Publication

posthumous collection of essays, interviews, scripts, cartoons, and fragmentary jottings from the American avant-garde artist and filmmaker

Shirt and Skin

Artist/Author: Tim Miller | Reference: P1994 | ISBN: 978155583458 | Type: Publication

A compilation of personal stories that the artist had told in his performances over the previous decade.

But is it Art ? The Spirit of Art Activism

Artist/Author: Various | Editor: Nina Felshin | Reference: P1905 | ISBN: 978-0-941920-29-2 | Type: Publication

An anthology that explores the rise of activist public art that agitates for social change.

Cancer Cancer Cancer Cancer Cancer

Artist/Author: Brian Lobel | Reference: D1845 | Type: DVD

Brian Lobel- excerpts and full stage performances of: Ball & Other Funny Stories About Cancer, Carpe Minuta Prima, Hold My Hand and We're Halfway There, Cancer and Cigarettes, Tommyknockers, Guerilla Pub Quiz, Yoga at St.Barts and Fun with Cancer Patients

The Female Complaint: The Unfinished Business of Sentimentality in American Culture

Artist/Author: Lauren Berlant | Reference: P1781 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-4202-1 | Type: Publication

Part of Berlant’s groundbreaking “national sentimentality” project charting the emergence of the U.S. political sphere as an affective space of attachment and identification.

Privatising Culture: Corporate Art Intervention since the 1980s

Artist/Author: Chin-tao Wu | Reference: P1757 | ISBN: 978-1-85984-472-4 | Type: Publication

Chin-tao Wu, Privatising Culture: Corporate Art Intervention since the 1980s- Platform Study Room Guide (P1820)

More disgusting than a horror movie?

Artist/Author: Barbara Pollack | Reference: A0440 | Type: Article

From Art Monthly, an article about Paul McCarthy.

Rights and Wrongs

Artist/Author: Robert Storr | Reference: A0436 | Type: Article

Why the Smithsonian Institute has failed the basic tenets of a nation

Cable Tie

Artist/Author: Richard Dedomenici | Digital Reference: DB0059 | Type: Digital File

The New Global Culture: Somewhere Between Corporate Multiculturalism and the Mainstream Bizarre

Artist/Author: Guillermo Gomez-Pena | Reference: A0385 | ISBN: 0-262-75800-8 | Type: Article

Part essay, part chronicle, and part performance text about the new “global” culture, its main risks and contradictions, artistic and pop cultural products, major philosophical trends, and political dilemmas.

Outlaw Representation: Censorship and Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century American Art

Artist/Author: Richard Meyer | Reference: P1594 | Type: Publication

Charts the history of this American culture war through detailed analysis of the work of artists who fought on the front lines, often finding themselves personally vilified.

Pullman, WA

Artist/Author: Young Jean Lee's Theatre Company | Reference: D1514 | Type: DVD

Three ordinary, awkward people address audience members directly in a witty, frequently disastrous attempt to show them how to live a better life. Provocative writer/director revisits one of her company’s most outrageously funny works

Contesting Performance: Global Sites of Research

Artist/Author: various | Editor: Jon McKenzie, Heike Roms, C J W L Wee | Reference: P1484 | ISBN: 978-0-230-00845-8 | Type: Publication

A collection of essays by international scholars that addresses the global development of performance research in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The collection functions as a critical reader on diverse approaches to studying performance that contest dominant paradigms of performance studies.

Highways, L.A: Multiple Communities in a heterolocus

Artist/Author: Meiling Cheng | Reference: P0503 | Type: Publication

Borrowing Michel Foucault concept of ‘heterotopia’ to discuss the social and cultural functions of Highways Performance Space.

Oguri and Renzoku

Artist/Author: Meiling Cheng | Reference: P0504 | Type: Publication

Review of Oguri and Renzoku performance art work.

Building a Nation (exhibition catalogue)

Artist/Author: Durham, Jimmie | Reference: P1333 | ISBN: 0 907623 54 9 | Type: Publication

Dinner With America

Artist/Author: Rajni Shah | Reference: D1450 | Type: DVD

The second in a trilogy of performances addressing the complexities of cultural identity in the 21st century.

American Mantra and Other Rituals

Artist/Author: Jose Torres Tama, Billy Atwell | Reference: D1162 | Type: DVD

A Spanglish music drive-by that rifles on media as religion. 10 tracks.

A Brief History of Curating

Artist/Author: Hans Ulrich Obrist | Reference: P1194 | ISBN: 978-2-84066-287-7 | Type: Publication

Publication dedicated to pioneering curators; presents a collection of interviews.

Coyote

Artist/Author: Caroline Tisdall | Reference: P1158 | ISBN: 978-0-50054368-9 | Type: Publication

Attempts to capture the one of Beuys’ best known Actions,  I Love America and America Loves Me. With 97 illustrations.

Live Art on Camera - Performance and Photography

Artist/Author: Various | Editor: Alice Maude - Roxby | Reference: P1127 | ISBN: 978 085432 875 8 | Type: Publication

Showcases the work of photographers who documented a selection of seminal performances from the 1950s to the present in Europe, the United States and Japan and exhibits contemporaneous examples of their practice alongside their performance photographs.

Depicting Action

Artist/Author: Various | Reference: P1088 | Type: Publication

Event / exhibition catalogue. July-September 2006, 18th Street Art Gallery, Santa Monica, California.

Scavengers

Artist/Author: Joshua Sofaer | Reference: D0944 | Type: DVD

A project in the shape of the ultimate art scavenger hunt. Teams race across the city deciphering clues and gathering objects in order to try and win a cash prize and have their work exhibited in the museum.

Border hysteria and the war against difference

Artist/Author: Guillermo Gomez-Pena | Reference: A0185 | Type: Article

Text-in-progress. Part of the borderless movement of citizen journalism.Find article in misc. folder 1.