A comprehensive selection of Vito Acconci's works, including a DVD of three 20 min videos in which he speaks about his realized and unrealized projects.
A comprehensive mid-career retrospective of Acconci's work
Graphically illustrates a broad spectrum of physical experiences: bondage, sensory deprivation, tattooing, piercing, fetishes, body rituals and modifications from 1948 to 2002. Introduction by Mark Thompson
This monograph includes both extensive visual documentation from throughout Vito Acconci's career and a wide selection of his writings.
Vito Acconci began his career as a poet: this book showcases the artist's early experimental writing work, much of which remains unknown. Edited by Craig Dworkin.
A comprehensive bibliography of writings on 'Action Art' in the twentieth century.
Exploring a range of topics, including Greek tragedy, Shakespearean theater, contemporary British plays, opera, and the theatricality of Parisian culture, this compilation provides new perspectives on the relationship between Eros and Death in a series of dramatic texts, theatrical practices, and cultural performances
A historical introduction to the life and art of Joseph Beuys.
Vito Acconci in conversation at Acconci Studio, New York with the Halpern-Rogath Curatorial Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania
Ana Mendieta. She Got Love gathers over 130 works by this Cuban-American artist, created between 1972 and 1985 and chosen from among the most significant in the prolific production of her brief life.
An anthropological inquiry into the revival of ancient human decoration practices such as symbolic/deeply personal tattooing, multiple piercings, and scarification
Letters to and from Carolee Schneemann 1956-1999
DVD contains archive footage and photographs, English subtitles, booklet included. This item can be found in the locked glass cabinet.
Shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears is a new Study Room Guide compiled by Lois Keidan on the theme of bodily functions in performance. The Guide consists of notes from Lois Keidan's presentation for Blackmarket No 11 2008, with added images and recommendations for further research and study
Body: Language is a series of public conversations in which choreographers and artists consider the role of the body in their work. This edition features a conversation between series curator Guy Cools, Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion about the musical body.
Staging Black Feminisms sets out to challenge perceptions of black women’s theatre work as inherently feminist. Drawing on black feminist theories of identity and theories of black and feminist performance form, it analyses key themes such as migration, motherhood, sexuality, mixed race identity and interracial relationships in a range of late-twentieth and early twenty-first century black British women’s plays and performances.
In Radical Gestures, the first comprehensive history of feminist performance art in North America within the social context of the feminist movement and avant-garde art from the 1970s to 2000, Jayne Werk shows that artists drew from feminist politics to create works that, following a long period of modernist aesthetic detachment, made a unique contribution to the re-politicization of art.
Point. 1: I was just listening to Radio 4 telling me about komodo dragons laying virgin birth eggs, and David Attenborough once taught me about a plant at the bottom of a sea that grows flowers, which become jellyfish, that then give birth to seeds that become plants.
Point. 2: I am a makeshift domestic goddess and my life is in a makeshift world, I’ve got all the right whisks and piping bags, but my apron is stained.
If You Want Bigger Yorkshires You Need a Bigger Tin is a show about Lucy’s ‘to trans, or not to trans’ search for her femininity.
The Unlimited festival at the Southbank Centre was the largest ever festival in the UK celebrating disabled and Deaf artists, breaking new ground both for the venue and the artists.
In a context of collapsing certainties about Europe’s economic and political system, the resurgence of actions towards collective responsibility-making, the timing of this book is perfect. Czarnecki springs open trapdoors back into childhood imagination and causes us to look again at how we address issues of human responsibility to each other and to the world which we hold in common. This is art that responds to the often white-coated ‘cleanliness’ of scientific research.
The Days of the Child Prodigy are Over is a project that began in 2011. It started with a dialogue between Rakel McMahon and Bergpora Snaebjornsdottir, a.k.a Wunderkind Collective, where one used drawings and the other texts to communicate. The aim being to explore the idea of the genius from the point of view of individual experience and its implicit absurdity – the conflict that arises when a person tries to search for meaning in a universe he or she can never understand the inherent meaning of.
The first book to focus on the criticism and theory regarding queer visual art. Art & Queer Culture includes not only pictures made and displayed under the rubric of fine art but also those intended for private, underground or otherwise restricted audiences. Scrapbooks, amateur artworks, cartoons, bar murals, anonymous photographs and video installations.
n.paradoxa's 12 Step Guide to Feminist Art, Art History and Criticism invites readers to ask themselves difficult questions about the visibility of women artists, stereotypes of women artists in canons of art history, and to think about different theoretical approaches to a feminist art history of women artists. It offers further reading on a number of issues including: images of women; women as cultural producers; the politics of feminist art; and distinguishing between art in/of the feminine and feminist art.
This Article can be found in, Miscellaneous articles folder 5A
From a lecture given on 7 November 2011 at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, and on 1 December 2011 at the Freie Universitat Berlin, Top Girls focuses on media images, since the late 1990s, which were intended to provoke some, imagined group of (always humourless) feminists. These images appeared, in a celebratory fashion, to reverse the clock, turning it back to some earlier pre-feminist moment, while at the same time doing so in a rather tongue-in-cheek kind of way. The prevailing use of irony seemed to exonerate the culprits from the crime of offending against what was caricatured as a kind of extreme, and usually man-hating feminism, while at the same time acknowledging that other, more acceptable, forms of feminism, had by now entered into the realms of common sense and were broadly acceptable.
This article can be found in miscellaneous articles, folder 5A.
Martha Wilson Sourcebook is the first in a new publication series by ICI that offers a fresh perspective on social, political, and cultural issues impacting artists’ practices. Each compendium is comprised of articles, letters, newspaper cuttings, extracts from books, and images that an artist selects from their own archive and annotates with personal commentaries on the themes that arise. By using this subjective approach as a lens through which to rediscover pivotal debates in art and reconsider seminal texts, as well as to introduce little-known or out-of-print material, the Sourcebook series places emphasis on the histories and theories that have had a formative influence on an artist’s thought process.
He could be considered a latter-day English Dadaist, but Bruce Lacey's place in 20th-Century British Art is still uncharted and ill-attended to. He goes missing in critical accounts of mid- and late-century art and this short monograph is an attempt to remedy the omission by analysing his work in relation to the shifting cultural contexts of the period.
A Bigger Splash: Painting After Performance takes a new look at the dynamic relationship between performance and painting from 1950 to the present day. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same title at the Tate Modern, 14 November 2012 – 1 April 2013.
A presentation in response to an invitation to speak for 15 minutes on Art, Activism and Feminism in the 1970s at '347 minutes… a Conference' at Conway Hall, London, 24.3.2000, held in conjunction with the Whitechapel Exhibition 'Live in Your Head' January – March 2000. Miscellaneous articles, folder 4.
Found in miscellaneous article folder #5A
This item is part of the 'Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art' Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)
Primarily concerned with the feminist body as a site for making and exhibiting works, this book examines themes that look at the body as material, the body and performance, as well as the alternative creative platforms in 1970s feminist art. Drawing on original material – never-before-seen images from artists’ personal collections and commissioned interviews with prominent artists from the period – the book is an invaluable resource for artists, researchers, curators and students interested in recovering this period from the margins of art history.
This item is part of the ‘Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art’ Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)
Taken from banners carried in a 1992 protest outside the Guggenheim Museum, the title phrase 'Where is Ana Mendieta?' evokes not only the suspicious and tragic circumstances surrounding her death but also the conspicuous absence of women artists from high-profile exhibitions. Drawing on the work of such theorists as Judith Butler, Joseph Roach, Edward Said, and Homi Bhabha, Jane Blocker discusses the power of Mendieta's earth-and-body art to alter, unsettle, and broaden terms of identity itself.
Тelevision documentary. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)
Documentary spanning five years of the Alternative Miss World Show, costume pageant and fancy dress party for grown ups.