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Reformation

Author: Benjamin Robinson | Reference: P4092 | ISBN: 9780464446187 | Type: Publication

Over the course of 16 months Ithe artist took about 200 photographs of their reflection in the window of a derelict shop on Windsor Avenue, Fairview, Dublin 3.  52 images were selected and each is accompanied by a piece of text.

Time After Time

Editor: Ros Carter | Reference: P3788 | ISBN: 978-1-912-43100-7 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue, 08 September – 03 November 2018, John Hansard Gallery.

A.Bandit: A Secret Has Two Faces

Editor: Jane Hyun | Reference: P3686 | ISBN: 978-3791355641 | Type: Publication

The latest collaboration between Glenn Kaino and Derek DelGaudio, who work together as the conceptual performance art duo A.Bandit to make magical art. 

The Triumph of Anti-Art: Conceptual and Performance Art in the Formation of Post-Modernism

Author: Thomas McEvilley | Reference: P3525 | ISBN: 978-0929701929 | Type: Publication

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.

Eleanor Antin: Real Time Streaming catalogue

Editor: Rachael Thomas | Reference: P3514 | ISBN: 0902683527 | Type: Publication

Illustrated catalogue accompanying the exhibition; Cornerhouse (3 March – 22 April 2001),  Arnolfini (18 March – 13 May 2001), Mead Gallery (6 October – 1 December 2001).

Elements of Performance Art

Author: Anthony Howell and Fiona Templeton | Reference: P3326 | ISBN: 978-1-903006-08-5 | Type: Publication

Derived from exercises contributed to workshops by performers with The Ting: The Theatre of Mistakes. First published published 1976.

n-1 Performance life

Author: Li-E Chen | Reference: P3209 | ISBN: 9781366057839 | Type: Publication

Documents the artist's two-year (2015-2017) experimental site-specific art project. The project involved Chen's visits to 168 locations set out as squares on a Google map of Greater London, and used the city as a stage and open space for the execution of Chen’s experiments. 

Spent

Author: Jordan McKenzie | Reference: P3178 | Type: Publication

An ongoing series of auto-drawings exploring libidinal economies and sexual desire. Started in 2009, these works (which will continue for the rest of McKenzie's life) are made by the artist orgasming onto Universal Litmus paper, the results being meticulously recorded not only visually but also in terms of the date and time that they were 'composed'. 

The Concrete Body: Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, Vito Acconci

Author: Elise Archias | Reference: P3174 | ISBN: 978-0300217971 | Type: Publication

Offering an incisive rejoinder to traditional histories of modernism and postmodernism, this book examines the 1960s performance work of three New York artists who adapted modernist approaches to form for the medium of the human body. 

Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life

Author: Allan Kaprow | Editor: Jeff Kelley | Reference: P3167 | ISBN: 978-0520240797 | Type: Publication

Kaprow's sustained inquiry into the paradoxical relationship of art to life and into the nature of meaning itself is brought into focus in this newly expanded collection of his most significant writings. 

Emily Jacir: Europa

Editor: Emily Jacir and Omar Kholeif | Reference: P3123 | ISBN: 978-3791354842 | Type: Publication

This book focuses on this award-winning artist's relationship to Europe and the Mediterranean and explores how one relates to a particular place. Published to accompany exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery (Sept 2015 – Jan 2016) and IMMA (Oct-Dec 2016).Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).

Here is Information. Mobilise.

Author: Ian White | Editor: Mike Sperlinger | Reference: P3086 | ISBN: 978-0992884055 | Type: Publication

Key critical writings by artist and curator Ian White (1971-2013), ranging from reviews and catalogue essays to entries from his blog Lives of Performers.

Dennis Oppenheim: Body Performance 1969 -73

Author: Nick Kaye and Amy van Winkle Oppenheim | Reference: P3064 | ISBN: 978-8857230320 | Type: Publication

The monograph follows the studio practice, public performance works, and gallery and museum shows that took place between 1969–1973 in which documentation of conceptual performance works in slide, film, video, and photographic form exhibited alone or as a component of installation.

In the Flow

Author: Boris Groys | Reference: P3042 | ISBN: 978-1784783501 | Type: Publication

Groys explores art in the age of the thingless medium, the internet. He claims that if the techniques of mechanical reproduction gave us objects without aura, digital production generates aura without objects, transforming all its materials into vanishing markers of the transitory present.

Performing Borders: A Study Room Guide on physical and conceptual borders within Live Art.

The art of governance: The Artist Placement Group 1966-1989

Author: Howard Slater | Editor: Leigh French and Daniel Jewesbury | Reference: A0676 | Type: Article

This item is part of the 'Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art' Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)
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There’s a Sculpture on my Shoulder: Bruce McLean and the Anxiety of Influence

Author: Jo Applin | Reference: A0677 | ISBN: 978–1–60606–069–8 | Type: Article

This item is part of the 'Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art' Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497).

From Anglo–American Exchange in Postwar Sculpture, 1945–1975, edited by Rebecca Peabody. 

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Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972

Editor: Lucy R Lippard | Reference: P2918 | ISBN: 978-0520210134 | Type: Publication

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.

Who is Ana Mendieta?

Author: Christine Redfern and Caro Caron | Reference: P2906 | ISBN: 978-1558617032 | Type: Publication

This biography tells the fascinating and controversial story of the artist's life and work in graphic format, from her immigration to the US from Cuba to escape the dictatorial regime in 1961, to her groundbreaking artworks which lead to her being one of the only Cuban Americans to have works in museums around the world, to her controversial and tragic death.

Into Performance: Japanese Women Artists

Author: Midori Yoshimoto | Reference: P2917 | ISBN: 978-0813535210 | Type: Publication

This book brings to light the historical significance of five women artists – Yoko Ono, Yayoi Kusama, Takako Saito, Mieko Shiomi, and Shigeko Kubota, who were among the first Japanese women to leave their country – and its male-dominated, conservative art world – to explore the artistic possibilities in New York.

Exposure

Author: Shiro Masuyama & Sinéad O'Donnell | Digital Reference: EF5190 | Type: Digital File

Shiro Masuyama and Sinéad O'Donnell drive from Tokyo to Fukushima tracking the level of radiation. The hot spots are in and around regular places; highways, playgrounds and some as far out as a UFO museum.

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Portable Borders

Author: Ila Nicole Sheren | Reference: P2839 | ISBN: 978-1477302262 | Type: Publication

Sheren explores performance art and politics on the US Frontera since 1984. Beginning with a political history of the border, with an emphasis on the Chicano movement and its art production, Ila Sheren explores the forces behind the shift in thinking about the border in the late twentieth century. 

Collective Actions: Audience Recollections from the First Five Years 1976-1981

Editor: Yelena Kalinsky | Reference: P2783 | ISBN: 978-0982409053 | Type: Publication

Active in Moscow since 1976, the Collective Actions group played a key role in the development of conceptual and performance art in the Soviet Union. Inspired by the work of John Cage, the organizers invited audiences to take part in minimal, outdoor actions in fields and forests on the edges of the city that explored the nature of the aesthetic event. The publication concentrates on the early period of field actions when the problems of documentation—how to capture and convey ephemeral action to non-participants—were just beginning to be considered.

State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970

Author: Constance M. Lewallen and Karen Moss | Reference: P2786 | ISBN: 978-0520270619 | Type: Publication

This companion book to the exhibition of the same name investigates California’s vital contributions to Conceptual art—in particular, work that emerged in the late 1960s among scattered groups of young artists. 

Above Snakes

Author: Jamie McMurry | Reference: P2733 | ISBN: 978-1-312-70502-9 | Type: Publication

A catalog of work from a 2014 exhibit by Jamie McMurry entitled “Above Snakes”

This Not That: The Artist John Baldessari

Author: John Baldessari, Allan Kaprow | Reference: D2153 | ISBN: 9-783939-873372 | Type: DVD

Directed by Jerry Hughes and Jan Schmidt-Garre, this documentary film gives an in-depth portrait of artist John Baldessari, his work and philosophy. 

Apsolutni Umjetnik / Absolute Artist : Antonio Gotovac Lauer

Author: Vlasta Delimar, Milan Božić | Reference: P2517 | ISBN: ISBN 9789537730062 | Type: Publication

Publication commemorating the activity of late artist Antonio G. Lauer, a.k.a Tomislav Gotovacho, who had a specially important influence on the art – performance scene in Croatia.

Guy De Cointet

Editor: Marie de Brugerolle | Reference: P2471 | ISBN: 9783037640692 | Type: Publication

Exploring the life and works of Guy de Cointet who explored language through performance and visual art. 

Language to Cover a Page: The Early Writings of Vito Acconci

Author: Vito Acconci | Reference: P2441 | ISBN: 9780262012249 | Type: Publication

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.

Adrian Piper: Race, Gender and Embodiment

Author: John P. Bowles | Reference: P2396 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-4920-4 | Type: Publication

Adrian Piper's Mythic Being performances critically engaged wtih popular representations of race, gender, sexuality and class; confronting viewers and forcing them to reconsider assumptions about the social construction of identity. An in-depth analysis of Piper's work.

Joan Jonas: Timelines: Transparencies in a Dark Room

Author: Joan Jonas | Reference: P2376 | ISBN: 978-848977144-4 | Type: Publication

Publication on Joan Jonas’ experimental projects in the late sixties and early seventies

Joan Jonas: Performances Film Installations 1968-2000

Author: Joan Jonas | Reference: P2377 | ISBN: 3775709770 | Type: Publication

This catalogue documents Joan Jonas´work with an interview, numerous performance and film stills, installation drawings and photographs

Helen Chadwick

Editor: Mark Sladen | Reference: P2357 | ISBN: 9783775713931 | Type: Publication

Critical monograph on Helen Chadwick with colour illustrations.

This item is part of the 'Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art' Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)

Laura Lima

Editor: Heike Munder and Sara Arrhenius | Reference: P2349 | ISBN: 9783037643440 | Type: Publication

Documentation of works and interview with the artist.

Acorn

Author: Yoko Ono | Reference: P2180 | ISBN: 978-1-939293-23-7 | Type: Digital File

Almost 50 years since the publication of Ono’s conceptual instructions book, Grapefruit, Acorn is a collection of conceptual instructions and dot drawings, originally written for a website event and published here for the first time.

To The Light

Author: Yoko Ono | Reference: P2074 | ISBN: 9783863352219 | Type: Publication

This catalogue, published on the occasion of Yoko Ono’s exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery, london 19 June-9 September 2012, includes an interview with the artist by Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist and texts by Chrissie Iles and Alexandra Munroe.

Immutability and Fashion – Chinese Contemporary Art in the Midst of Changing Surroundings

Reference: P2016 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue. Since the early 1980s, Chinese society has been reconstructed at a furious pace. The works presented here are concerned with the artists’ surrounding society and environment, as well as the question of how to establish a connection with the world ‘here and now’. Besides articles studying the various issues concerning the development of contemporary Chinese art, this publication also provides an introduction to each of the participating artists. In Chinese and English.

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Author: Various | Editor: Henry-Claude Cousseau | Reference: P1975 | ISBN: 9782840561439 | Type: Publication

Volume documenting the annual exhibition by young artists and critics commissioned by the École Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux-Arts. Curated by Caroline Ferreira d’Oliveira and Marianne Lanavére.French with some English translations.

Bas Jan Ader - In Search of the Miraculous

Author: Jan Verwoert | Reference: P1156 | ISBN: 1-84638-002-2 | Type: Publication

Part of One Work series of books, each focused on a single work of art examined by a single author and aimed at provoking debate about significant moments in art.