What is the role of pleasure and pain in the politics of art? Polgovsky Ezcurra approaches this question as she examines the flourishing of live and intermedial performance in Latin America during times of authoritarianism and its significance during transitions to democracy.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).
The illustrated volume examines the creation of stories, accounts, images, songs, street theatre, paintings, and ideas that pay witness to authoritarian pasts.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
A series on Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict, describing peacebuilding performances in regions beset by violence and internal conflicts. The first volume emphasizes the role theatre and ritual play both in the midst and in the aftermath of direct violence.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).
The book explores what it means to create and experience urban performance – as both an aesthetic and a political practice – in the burgeoning world where cities are built by globalization and neoliberal capital.
Artificial Hells is the first historical and theoretical overview of socially engaged participatory art, known in the US as ‘social practice’. Claire Bishop follows the trajectory of twentieth-century art and examines key moments in the development of a participatory aesthetic. The itinerary takes in Futurism and Dada; the Situationist International; Happenings in Eastern Europe, Argentina and Paris; the 1970s Community Arts Movement; and the Artists Placement Group.