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.”
Exhibition catalogue. 19 September 1999 – 3 January 2000, Wexner Centre for the Arts, The Ohio State University.
A collection of essays from the leading avant-garde critic of the era focuses on individual performances and performers, providing a unique critical record of their work and of the movement.
Lansley offers unique insight into the processes behind independent choreography and paints a vivid portrait of a rigorous practice that combines dance, performance art, visuals, and a close attention to space and site.
The book examines three distinct strands of photographic practice – the documentation of performance works, how performers and photographers have worked collaboratively, and the work of photographers who have a strong performative element to their practice – as well as the construction of self-identity and playful, innovative approaches to portraiture.
On the occasion of the eponymous exhibition, February-June 2016, Tate Modern.
Rodenbeck offers a rigorous art historical reading of Kaprow’s project and related artworks. She finds that these experiential and experimental works offered not a happy communalism but a strong and canny critique of contemporary sociality. Happenings, she argues, were far more ambivalent, negative, and even creepy than they have been portrayed, either in contemporaneous accounts or in more recent efforts to connect them to contemporary art’s participatory strategies.
Collection of archive footage includes concert excerpts and interviews. DVD.
Documents of Contemporary Art series.
Memoir by the avant-garde dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker recounting her childhood years, sexual misadventures, and artistic explorations.