Investigates an array of staged situations, from choreographed exhibitions, immaterial museums, theatres of negotiation, and discursive marathons, to street carnivals and subversive public-art projects, and asks how ‘theatre-like’ strategies and techniques can in fact enable ‘reality making’ situations in art, and how, as a consequence, curating itself becomes staged, dramatised, choreographed, and composed.
From 2012 to 2016, Foreign Affairs, the international performing arts festival of Berliner Festspiele, and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) have been investigating the relations between the performing and visual arts. The festival has continuously produced projects with international artists that experiment with various institutional frameworks. This book is both a question and a manual, collecting ideas, knowledge and experiences that stem from the theory and practices developed over the past few years.
A limited edition publication exploring a series of innovative live performances and events.
A series of conversations with dance artists, curators and directors, who share their experiences of presenting or performing dance in museum and gallery spaces.
A collection gathering the voices of some catalysts of contemporary performance: artists, cultural engineers, curators, collectors.
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.
Tate Tanks Special edition of Tate Etc Magazine.
Programme notes from Tate Tanks 18 July – 28 October.
The ‘do-it-yourself’ artwork: Participation from Fluxus to new mediaThis volume consists of fifteen essays by art historians, critics and curators, which are divided into three sections. Part 1 addresses the emergence of spectator participation in the 1960s, whilst Part 2 brings together in-depth case studies of specific participatory practices in the 1960s, 1970s and 1990s, analysing the issues that they raise in their very modes of operation. The more general critical essays in Part 3 map out a range of theoretical approaches to the ‘do-it-yourself’ artwork.