Works against the framing of black and brown bodies as sexualized, objectified, and abject, and offers multiple ways of thinking with and through sensation and aesthetics.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).
Focuses on the intersection of social and public projects, and the possibilities of art practice in public space.
Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
Brings the fields of performance studies and trauma studies together in conversation where they inform crucial themes such as trauma, testimony, witness, and spectatorship.
Questions whether or not focusing on representations of cruelty makes us cruel. In a journey through high and low culture, the visual to the verbal, and the apolitical to the political, Nelson offers a model of how one might balance strong ethical convictions with an equally strong appreciation for work that tests the limits of taste, taboo and permissibility.
Created in collaboration with Pussy Riot, this book links together the events leading up to and after the group’s arrest and the themes they fight for – feminism, LGBTQ rights, freedom of speech and the environment. Contributors: Pussy Riot, Alice Bag, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Antony Hegarty, Arvida Bystrom, Baby Dee, Battlekat, Bianca Casady, Billy Childish, Bo Ningen, Bobby Conn, Bruce LaBruce, Carolee Schneemann, Caroline Coon, Charlotte Andrews Richardson, Cornershop, CSS Elias Koskimies, Ellen Angus, Emil Schult, Fox, Franko B, Gaggle, Gera, H Plewis, Hannah Lew, Helen McCookery Book, Homoground, Inga Muscio, Jeffery Lewis, Jenny Holzer, Jon Gnarr, Judy Chicago, Kara Walker, Kembra Pfahler, Kerry McCarthy, Kids on TV, Kim Gordon, The Knife, Koivo, Laurie Penny, Lee Ranaldo, Lizzi Bougatsos, Lucky Dragon, Lucy O'Brien, Marissa Paternoster, Mary Beth Edelson, Meadham Kirchhoff, Molly Crabapple, Nastasia Alberti, No Bra, Nomi Ruiz, Olivier De Sagazan, Peaches, Peggy Seeger, Renee Lindel, Robyn, Roz Kaveney, Rozhgar Mahmood Mustafa, Sarah Lucas, Seth Bogart, Spartacus Chetwynd, Stephen Ira, Sunaura Taylor, Tamsyn Challenger, Tocotronic, Vaginal Davis, Victoria Lomasko, Vivian Goldman, Yoko Ono
Contemporary women artists.
Publication to coincide with exhibition, 2011, where Owens commissioned performance scores—written or graphical instructions for actions— from a multigenerational group of African-American artists.