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.
This exhibition booklet looks closely at the performative aspects of the action work by Vienna Actionists Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, Otto Muehl, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler contrasted with works by significant international practitioners of performance art, such as Marina Abramovic, Chris Burden, Tomislav Gotovac, Ion Grigorescu, Paul McCarthy, Ana Mendieta, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, Gina Pane, Neša Paripovic, Ewa Partum, Carolee Schneemann, and VALIE EXPORT.
SHIFTwork is the collective name for a series of commissioned performances which focused on the physical act and process of painting as a form of performance art. This catalogue documents the first collaboration, ‘Cathedral of Joy’, occurred with New York artist Fritz Welsh on a series of paintings in full view of the public whereby the gallery became a public studio revealing in real time and on continuous webcam transmission what is ordinarily the private practice of painting.
Catalogue for the exhibition at the Brunei Gallery, London, 9th October – 20th December 2014, giving a view of the recent and contemporary history of Sri Lanka. Includes an Hempel Galleries pamphlet with artists' profiles.
A disparate collection of Holman’s artwork including photos and reviews from his performance career, alongside rare flyers and posters from the US 80s/90s underground performance scene.
Exhibition catalogue presenting an assessment of Rodney's work employing a wide range of art forms in which self-portraiture and the body are often conduits for wider social and political narratives.
Collection of pivotal documents in contemporary art.
This book, coming out of a 1998 Gysin retrospective at the Edmonton Art Gallery, includes a plethora of Gysin documents and texts
Catalogue comprising of the work of more than 65 artists, featuring a variety of media, from the exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Documents Meese’s 2008 exhibition at Essl Museum, Vienna ‘Fraulein Atlantis’. Interviews, photographs, DVD.
How 1960s African American artists and many of their sympathetic peers addressed the struggle for racial justice in powerful works of art is examined across a pivotal decade.
Published to accompany the first comprehensive overview of Jonathan Meese's work in Germany at the Deichtorhallen, Hamburg in 2006, the exhibition featured 150 paintings, sculptures, photographic works and installations.
Diaries of the artist David Wojnarowicz, capturing the emotional, sexual and political chaos of modern urban life.
David Wojnarowicz explores memory, the longing for love and sexuality in the specter of AIDS. Cartoons, paintings and writings.
The Visual Force is the sixth instalment in the series Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art. Taking Joseph Beuys’ visit to Belfast, in 1974, as a starting point, Sverakova’s exhibition looks at the works of artists across three generations, whose works were in some way landmarks in their field. Featured artists: John Aiken; Vivien Burnside; John Carson; Brian Connolly; Martina Corry; Lynne Davies-Jones; Ciara Finnegan; Adrian Hall; Tony Hill; Ronnie Hughes; Steve Hurst; Sharon Kelly; Fiona Larkin; Alistair MacLennan; Paddy McCann; Moira McIver; Peter Richards; Dan Shipsides; Theo Sims; Una Walker and Charles Walsh.
Extracts from exhibition catalogue for “East Village USA” at the New Museum of Contemporary Art revisiting the sprawling, renegade art scene that flourished in the East Village during the 1980s. Text partially obscured.
The first book to focus on the criticism and theory regarding queer visual art. Art & Queer Culture includes not only pictures made and displayed under the rubric of fine art but also those intended for private, underground or otherwise restricted audiences. Scrapbooks, amateur artworks, cartoons, bar murals, anonymous photographs and video installations.
Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name at the Serpentine Gallery, London, 29 September – 8 November 2009.
He could be considered a latter-day English Dadaist, but Bruce Lacey's place in 20th-Century British Art is still uncharted and ill-attended to. He goes missing in critical accounts of mid- and late-century art and this short monograph is an attempt to remedy the omission by analysing his work in relation to the shifting cultural contexts of the period.
A Bigger Splash: Painting After Performance takes a new look at the dynamic relationship between performance and painting from 1950 to the present day. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same title at the Tate Modern, 14 November 2012 – 1 April 2013.
David Wojnarowicz's photography, painting, performance, and writing aggressively challenge authority and hypocrisy. Brush Fires in the Social Landscape brings us the voice of an artist who spoke to and for a generation wrestling with issues of sexuality, identity, and the fragility of life.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
In a series of twenty-four candid interviews with influential women artists, author Zora von Burden gives some of the most influential cultural innovators of this generation a voice, and probes the depths of how and why they broke through society’s limitations to create works of outstanding measure.
Catalogue of an exhibition exploring the changing perceptions of African-American masculinity as interpreted in painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed-media work, as well as in film and video.
Book accompanying major solo exhibition of British artist Shezad Dawood.
Published by the Rio de Janeiro’s Museum of Modern Art. Language : Portuguese
Examines the integrative and interdisciplinary strategies of five contemporary artists stressing the ways in which their work at once reflects and alters our view of its informing context: the advent of postmodernity in late twentieth-century American art and culture.
Patrick Ireland in an Interview with Gemma Tipton. See also, Brutal Silences Study Room Guide, catalogue ref. no. P1661.
Monography on Ma Liuming’s work, published by Chinese Contemporary. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On Performance in China by Adele Tan (P1114) and the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)
An analysis of the fraught relation between political and representational visibility in contemporary culture.
This item is part of the Study Room Guide On (W)Reading Performance Writing by Rachel Lois Clapham (P1433) and the Study Room Guide in Search of a Documentology by Marco Pustianaz (P1115) and the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)
Publication about the permanent Skyspace by James Turrell at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. An Art Fund Commission.
Small catalogue accompanying the homonymous exhibition ( at Front. Room. Gallery, Singapore 1-15 April 2004) by the French-born artist based in Singapore since 1995. Includes images of her painting on x-rays and close-ups of photographs and video works accompanied by text.
Appears in the series which collects recordings of conversations with female pioneers of performance art and provides insight into their self-image and thinking.
Offers a provocative and personal interpretation of the theme of sex and sexuality in art.