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Performative monuments: The rematerialisation of public art

Artist/Author: Mechtild Widrich | Reference: P3138 | ISBN: 978-0719095917 | Type: Publication

How did performance artists of the '60s and '70s, famous for their opposition both to lasting art and the political establishment, become the foremost monument builders of the '80s, '90s and today? This book argues that the centrality of performance to monuments and indeed public art in general rests not on its ephemerality or anti-authoritarian rhetoric, but on its power to build interpersonal bonds both personal and social.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).