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Empty Stages, Crowded Flats: Performativity as Curatorial Strategy

Editor: Florian Malzacher and Joanna Warsza | Reference: P3272 | ISBN: 978-3-89581-443-3 | Type: Publication

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.

Performance

Artist/Author: Diana Taylor | Reference: P2913 | ISBN: 978-0822359975 | Type: Publication

In this invitation to reflect on the power of performance, Diana Taylor explores many of the 'performance' uses and iterations: artistic, economic, sexual, political, and technological performance; the performance of everyday life; and the gendered, sexed, and racialized performance of bodies. Images and texts interact to show how performance is at once a creative act, a means to comprehend power, a method of transmitting memory and identity, and a way of understanding the world.