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).
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.
A collection of contemporary food writing by a star cast of authors, including Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain, Jane Grigson, Umberto Eco, Alice Walker, and Isabel Allende.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A detailed study of the role women artists played in the develpment and expansion of performance art
Contains essays and interviews by late leading art critic Stuart Morgan with a foreward by Thomas McEvilley
This item is part of the ‘Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art’ Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)
This collection features all 51 images from performance artist Eleanor Antin's epic visual narrative. Introduction by Henry Sayre
Surveys the evolving and diverse nature of nightlife in New York profiling over 30 artists
A comprehensive mid-career retrospective of Acconci's work
This monograph includes both extensive visual documentation from throughout Vito Acconci's career and a wide selection of his writings.
Comprehensive overview of the life and work of Bruce Nauman.
A collection of key writings on choreography across the French, U.S and international dance scenes since the turn of the century.
David Wojnarowicz explores memory, the longing for love and sexuality in the specter of AIDS. Cartoons, paintings and writings.
Diaries of the artist David Wojnarowicz, capturing the emotional, sexual and political chaos of modern urban life.
posthumous collection of essays, interviews, scripts, cartoons, and fragmentary jottings from the American avant-garde artist and filmmaker
A compilation of personal stories that the artist had told in his performances over the previous decade.
An anthology that explores the rise of activist public art that agitates for social change.
Detailed critical analysis of the work of Jack Smith from the early 1960s until his AIDS-related death in 1989.
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
Exhibition at LACE, Los Angeles, 27 September 2011-29 January 2012
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.
Chin-tao Wu, Privatising Culture: Corporate Art Intervention since the 1980s- Platform Study Room Guide (P1820)
Why the Smithsonian Institute has failed the basic tenets of a nation
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.
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.
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
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.
Borrowing Michel Foucault concept of ‘heterotopia’ to discuss the social and cultural functions of Highways Performance Space.
Excerpts from Disappeared in America.
On the contemporary Arab visual culture in the diaspora.
A Spanglish music drive-by that rifles on media as religion. 10 tracks.
Publication dedicated to pioneering curators; presents a collection of interviews.
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.
Event / exhibition catalogue. July-September 2006, 18th Street Art Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
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.
Text-in-progress. Part of the borderless movement of citizen journalism.Find article in misc. folder 1.