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In the Beginning is Drawing

Artist/Author: Bonnie Marranca and Claire MacDonald | Reference: A0850 | Type: Article

Carolee Schneemann in conversation with Bonnie Marranca and Claire MacDonald

Performance: Live Art, 1909 to the Present

Artist/Author: RoseLee Goldberg | Reference: P3652 | ISBN: 978-0810921818 | Type: Publication

A provocative history of live art traces the precedents of contemporary multi-media events to Bauhaus experimentalism and surveys the Futurists' manifesto-like events, the Dadaists' cabarets, and later “happenings” and “spectacles.”

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

Artist/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.

Performance by Artists

Editor: A.A. Bronson, Peggy Gale | Reference: P3461 | ISBN: 0920956009 | Type: Publication

A collection of essays, documents, & bibiliography reagrding performance art edited by people associated with a Toronto-based arts organization.

Art Sex Music

Artist/Author: Cosey Fanni Tutti | Reference: P3200 | ISBN: 978-0571328512 | Type: Publication

Autobiography of an artist who, as a founding member of the avant-garde group Throbbing Gristle and electronic pioneers Chris & Cosey, has consistently challenged the boundaries of music over the past four decades.

Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life

Artist/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. 

Silent Explosion: Ivor Davies and Destruction in Art

Editor: Heike Roms | Reference: P2926 | ISBN: 978-0992903930 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue. In Welsh and English. 

National Museum Cardiff, 14 November 2015 –  20 March 2016.

ZAHOPLENNYA

Reference: P2928 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue. 18 September – 12 October 2014. Curated by Clemens Poole. 

In Ukranian and English. 

A curated program of temporary public art installations throughout the city of Kyiv, challenging artists and viewers to creatively address the changing physical, emotional, and social concepts of occupation.

Into Performance: Japanese Women Artists

Artist/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.

Performance Art: Memoirs Volume 1

Artist/Author: Jeff Nuttall | Reference: P2756 | ISBN: 0714537888 | Type: Publication

This first volume of 'Performance Art' is the personal story of Jeff Nuttall's life in the arts, especially in performance work: amusing, polemical and controversial.

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

Environments and Happenings

Artist/Author: Adrian Henri | Reference: P2769 | ISBN: 0500201374 | Type: Publication

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, Oldenburg, 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)

Roman Signer

Editor: Konrad Bitterli, Andreas Fiedler | Reference: P2708 | ISBN: 978-3-86335-632-3 | Type: Publication

Organized as a reader, this publication examines Signer's oeuvre since the 1970s, pulling together texts from different periods on heterogeneous aspects of his body of work for the first time. Articles include specialist analyses of specific pieces and topical essays treating fundamental issues linked to his radical understanding of sculpture and the attendant philosophical questions it raises.

Greenwich Village 1963: Avant-Garde Performance and the Effervescent Body

Artist/Author: Sally Banes | Reference: P2672 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-1391-5 | Type: Publication

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.

Portfolio

Artist/Author: Zierle & Carter | Digital Reference: EF5124 | Type: Digital File

Portfolio of images of the artistic work accompished by the duo over the last two decades.

Notes from a Revolution: Com/Co, The Diggers & The Haight

Artist/Author: David Hollander, Kristine McKenna | Reference: P2537 | ISBN: 978-0-9835870-3-3 | Type: Publication

This publication offers a record of the counterculture work of the The San Francisco Diggers – a troupe of anarchists, with roots in the Theater of the Absurd, Existentialism, and strategies of direct action.

Ready to Shoot

Editor: Ulrike Groos, Barbara Hess et al | Reference: P2454 | ISBN: 3936859159 | Type: Publication

Book published to accompany the 2004 exhibition of the same name

Artists included: Giovanni Anselmo, Keith Arnatt, John Baldessari, Joseph Beuys, Alighiero Boetti, Marinus Boezem, Stanley Brouwn, Daniel Buren, Pierpaolo Calzolari, Jan Dibbets, Gino de Dominicis, Ger van Elk, Barry Flanagan, Hamish Fulton, Gilbert and George, Michael Heizer, Wolf Knoebel, Gary Kuehn, Richard Long, Walter de Maria, Mario Merz, Dennis Oppenheim, Klaus Rinke, Ulrich Ruckriem, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson, Keith Sonnier, Franz Erhard, Walther, Lawrence Weiner, Gilberto Zorio

Archivo Activo

Reference: D2110 | Type: DVD

Articles, documentation, blogs, and archive materials from the Pinto mi Raya Archivo Activo between 1991-2001.

Abraham Cruzvillegas Adriana Garcia Alberto Hijar Alfredo C. Villeda Ana Anabitarte Ana Mendieta Anadel Lynton Andrea Camarelli Andres Oriard Angelica Abelleyra Antonin Artaud Antonio Espinoza Antonio Gonzalez de Cosío Antonio Marquet Antonio Prieto Arcadio Polk archive Aurora Norena Avelina Lesper Barack Obama Berenice Gonzalez Durand Bernardo Esquinca Blanca Villeda Braulio Peralta Bruno Hernandez Piche Cai Guo-Qiang Carlos Blas Galindo Carlos Martinez Rentaria Carlos Meyer Cesar Martinez Chicas Guerrilleras Coco Fusco Comala Cristina Rivera Garza Cuauhtemoc Arista Cuauhtemoc Mediana Cuauhtemoc Medina Dan Graham Daniel Rodriguez Barron David Torres Edgardo Ganado Kim Edith Medina Eduardo Abaroa Eduardo Rabasa Elena Garro Elizabeth Ross Ernesto Herrera Eugenia Vargas Fedro Carlos Guillen Felipe Ehrenberg Fernando Allier Fernando De Ita Fernando Islas Fluxus Fran Ilich Francis Alys Franko B Gabriela Warkentin Gonzalo Velez Guadalupe Corona Candelaria Guillermo Gómez-Peña happenings Hector Rodriguez Morales Helen Escobedo J.J. Gurrola Jaime Chambaud Magnus Jorge Alberto Manrique Jorge Kuri Jorge Luis Berdeja Jose Manuel Springer Jose Mariano Leyva José Vicente Anaya Juan Coronel Rivera Juan Jose Gurrola Juan Miguel Cordero Julio Ortega Karlos Astorga Laura de la Mora Martí Lelia Driben Lorena Wolffer Luis Carlos Emerich Luis Mario Moncada Luis Orozco Luz Maria Sepulveda Magali Arriola Magali Tercero Manuel Capetillo Marcelo Exposito Marcos Kurtycz Marielena Hoyo Marina Abramovic Maris Bustamante Melquiades Herrera Miguel Angel Munoz Miriam Mabel Martinez Moises G. Nava Naief Yehya Nina Performer Olga Harmony ORLAN Pacho Paco Ignacio Taibo I Pancho Lopez Patricia Castellanos Patricia Velasquez performance art Pinto mi Raya Pio Ramon Rafael Lugo Rafael Munoz Saldana Rogelio Villareal Ron Athey Ruben Valencia Sara Gomez Saul Serrano Sergio Benvenuto Silvia Navarrete Sophie Calle Stelarc Sylvia Navarrete Teresa del Conde Teresa del Conde. Joseph Beuys Vanesa Fernandez Victor Roura Victor Sosa women Xavier Quirarte Yishai Jusidman Yoko Ono

What I Did On My Vacation: Allan Kaprow’s Happenings In the Hamptons

Artist/Author: Gordon Hyatt | Reference: D2100 | ISBN: 9780802608864 | Type: DVD

DVD featuring documentation of Allan Kaprow’s happenings in the 1960s.

Improperganda: The Art of the Publicity Stunt

Editor: Mark Borkowski | Reference: P2264 | ISBN: 9781903399002 | Type: Publication

Collection of photographs with critical text.

Valie Export

Artist/Author: Valie Export | Reference: P2246 | ISBN: 9782914157766 | Type: Publication

interviews and documentation of Valie Export’s work

The Action Art of Hermann Nitsch From Past to Present

Artist/Author: Hermann Nitsch | Reference: D2091 | Type: DVD

overview of Nitsch's work – DVD-CD boxset. This item can be found in the locked glass cabinet.

Brian Conolly, Artist’s Collection

Artist/Author: Brian Conolly | Digital Reference: EF5081 | Type: Digital File

Collection/selection of past works since 2000. Images, power point presentation, CV, biographic statement, review of market stall performance in Toronto by Natalie Loveless as part of International Festival of Performance. Power point presentation of images from 'In Place of Passing' project initiated by Conolly and facilitated by Beyond Etc.

Explosion! Painting as Action

Artist/Author: various | Editor: Magnus af Petersens | Reference: P2143 | ISBN: 978-3-86335-191-5 | Type: Publication

Explosion! Painting as Action encompasses an array of approaches to looking at the borderland between painting and performance, covering a whole range of playful experiments to aggressive risk-taking. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, in 2012.

Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship

Artist/Author: Claire Bishop | Reference: P2127 | ISBN: 978-1-84467-690-3 | Type: Publication

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.

The ‘do-it-yourself’ artwork: Participation from Fluxus to new media

Artist/Author: various | Editor: Anna Dezeuze | Reference: P1523 | ISBN: 9780719081446 | Type: Publication

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.

Droga.

Artist/Author: Ania Bas, John Alexander Borley, Laura Trevail, | Reference: P1500 | Type: Publication

A Primer of Happenings & Time/Space Art

Artist/Author: Al Hansen | Reference: P0493 | Type: Publication

Body Art and Performance: the body as language

Artist/Author: Lea Vergine | Reference: P0123 | Type: Publication

This item is part of the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)

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

Beuys is Here

Artist/Author: Various | Editor: Celia Davies and Jane Won | Reference: P1303 | ISBN: 978-0-9562866-0-4 | Type: Publication

Explores the expanded concept of art as understood by Beuys. This ‘battery of ideas’ includes a series of short contributions from artists, specialists and commentators.

Showreel 2008

Artist/Author: Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard | Reference: D0999 | Type: DVD

Excerpts from eight projects: Walking After Acconci (Redirected Approaches) 2005, Kiss My Nauman 2007, Walk With Nauman (Re-Performance Corridor) 2006, Re-Learning Piece 2008, Silent Sound 2006, Precious Little Series 2001-2007, File under Sacred Music 2003, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds music video 2007-2009.

Liverpool Live 06 - A Festival of Urban Apparition

Artist/Author: Various | Reference: D1004 | Type: DVD

For the Liverpool Biennial 2006, Bluecoat Arts Centre present Liverpool Live 06 – A Festival of Urban Apparition, 26-29 October 2006, Liverpool City Centre. Four day series of interventions, occurrences and happenings that punctuate the shifting landscape of the city centre. All video files are in VTS format – VLC compliant. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On Disability and New Artistic Models by Aaron Williamson (P1529)

Joseph Beuys - The Reader

Editor: Claudia Mesch and Viola Michely | Reference: P0975 | ISBN: 9781845113636 | Type: Publication

18 Happenings in 6 Parts

Artist/Author: Allan Kaprow | Editor: Barry Rosen and Michaela Unterdorfer | Reference: P0953 | ISBN: 978-3-86521-488-1 | Type: Publication

Chris Burden

Artist/Author: Chris Burden | Reference: P0893 | ISBN: 978-0-500-97668-5 | Type: Publication

This item is part of the Study Room Guide: On Falling by Amy Sharrocks (P2249)

Fluxus Experience

Artist/Author: Hannah Higgins | Reference: P0622 | ISBN: 0-520-22867-7 | Type: Publication

Essay on teaching and learning as artforms, happenings, experience in art. This item is part of the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)

The Essential Joseph Beuys

Artist/Author: Alain Borer | Reference: P0125 | Type: Publication

Survey of the works of Joseph Beuys. This item is part of the Study Room Guide: A Bi(bli)ography of Insurrectionary Imaginati by John Jordan (P0793) and the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)

Happenings and Other Acts

Editor: Mariellen R Sandford | Reference: P0343 | ISBN: 0 415 09936 6 | Type: Publication

Collection of seminal essays, interviews and performance texts by and about Happenings and Fluxus artists. Includes the 1965 Happenings issue of TDR (The Drama Review) edited by Michael Kirby. This item is part of the Study Room Guide: A Bi(bli)ography of Insurrectionary Imaginati by John Jordan (P0793) and the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

Various

Artist/Author: Yingmei Duan | Reference: V0611 | Type: Video

This item is part of the Study Room Guide On Performance in China by Adele Tan (P1114)