Everyone is female, and everyone hates it.’A genre-defying investigation into sex and lies, desperate artists and reckless politics, the smothering embrace of gender and the punishing force of desire.
A short video derived from the photographs, rehearsal footage and other documentation of And I – a single channel eight-hour video of Marcia Farquhar speaking without edits of sustained pauses.
Part of LADA Screens 7.The film was availble online between 24 Feb and 9 March on the LADA Screens Channel.
A survey of visual art and alternative sexualities from the late nineteenth century to the present.
Explores how video art addresses the interplay between external reality and internal states of mind. Exhibition catalogue; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, January – August 2002.
Considered one of the most outrageous, violent and certifiably crazy tracts when it first appeared in 1968, Solanas' text is reconsidered in Avital Ronell's introduction, “Deviant Payback: The Aims of Valerie Solanas”.
Proposes that performance is not a genre of art separate from object making but rather an attitude that has infiltrated the entire terrain of contemporary art.
From war and environmental pollution to racism and sexual assault, the publication analyzes the consequences of trauma as seen in the works of artists like Marina Abramović, Pope.L, and Chris Burden.
Guides the reader through a thicket of seemingly arcane meanings of nonrepresentational art forms, and brings clarity to the intentions and agendas of these artists, as well as to their real world contexts.
Exhibition catalogue; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian (24 October – 26 May 2014); Musée d'art moderne Grand-Duc Jean (5 July – 12 October 2014); Kunsthaus Graz (15 November 2014 – 15 March 2015).
Analyzes artistic performances, social performances, archival remains, and memoirs of the underground theater scene in 1960s New York.
A reading of Curtis' wedding performances and his persona.
The book examines three distinct strands of photographic practice – the documentation of performance works, how performers and photographers have worked collaboratively, and the work of photographers who have a strong performative element to their practice – as well as the construction of self-identity and playful, innovative approaches to portraiture.
On the occasion of the eponymous exhibition, February-June 2016, Tate Modern.
Where can Art go from here and who will be the next modern master? To help answer this question we are taken on an enlightening and entertaining journey through the story of modern cubism to now.
This engaging autobiography tells the story of Kusama's life and extraordinary career in her own words, revealing her as a fascinating figure and maverick artist who channels her obsessive neuroses into an art that transcends cultural barriers.
Poet and painter Adrian Henri gives an account of the origins of ‘total art’ followed by fully documented chapters on the American environmental tradition of Kaprow, Oldenburgh, Warhol, Kienholz and many others.
This item is part of the ‘Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art’ Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)
This book draws a vibrant portrait of the artists and performers who gave the 1963 Village its exhilarating force, the avant-garde whose interweaving of public and private life, work and play, art and ordinary experience, began a wholesale reworking of the social and cultural fabric of America.
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)
A comprehensive bibliography of writings on 'Action Art' in the twentieth century.
Published to coincide with exhibition, 2013
Images and dialogues exploring contemporary art’s engagements with risk.
Explores how sex in art is as diverse as sex in everyday life.
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.
Presents photographically based artworks – portraits, self-portraits, and photomontages in which the gender of the subjects is highlighted through performance for the camera as well as through technical manipulation of the image.
This book is the printed extension of Janez Jan a’s installation Life [in Progress]. Complete with photo cards and carry bag.Life [in Progress] is composed of written, photo, and video instructions. The spectators are the actors; walking past the instructions they create the performance according to their own rhythm, sensibility, belief and (non-) activity.
Shelved in Oversize publications section.
PromisesJoe Kelleher, Giulia Palladini, Silvia Bottiroli9th October 2010, 3.30pm Toynbee StudiosThe dialogue has already begun. It begins with the appearance of the work. A 39 year-old theatre festival, for example, in a town without a theatre; a festival that breaks with four decades of tradition in order to re-examine and renew that tradition; that addresses the urban texture not as a void that needs filling but a space of generation; that imagines a spectator in motion, whose trajectory is governed, as curator Chiara Guidi writes, by a sensation of lost powers, and by tiredness perhaps, but who may be capable of conjuring from this trajectory ‘a place filled with promises.’ Or else the emergence of a new practice, work still in its nascence, work being done with the young, for example a company dedicated to the non-spectacular rigours of collective dance, and to mining the minimum pause, tracing the presence of a rhythm, as director Claudia Castellucci puts it, between one beat and another. But also then the channels, the forums, the platforms of exchange through which events and practices such as these and many others are debated over and contested and sustained, by a self-reflexive critical writing, and also by a commitment, as the editors of the journal Art’O: culture and politics of the scenic arts put it, to the idea of a future of performance even in those spaces most emptied out by current ideology.Joe Kelleher’s dialogue for Performing Idea is being pursued through an engagement with events, practices, and platforms such as these, and with the people doing this work, artists, curators, arts administrators, writers and other spectators, who have taken into their care and are mapping out, sustaining, and re-inventing the promises of performance in the Italy of the early twenty-first century.
On Societas Raffaello Sanzio’s Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.
Catalogue published on the occasion of the homonymous exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on view 8 November 2008 – 8 February 2009.
Pulls together a diverse selection of artists whose work embraces the possibilities of personality and appearance, racial and sexual stereotype, role-playing and reality.
Adrian Sina archive.
Critical text examining queerness in the mid-century New York art scene.
Live footage of Dickie Beau performing October 27th, 2011. Filmed by the British Library, Joao Florencio, and Joe E. Jeffreys.