Proposes that performance is not a genre of art separate from object making but rather an attitude that has infiltrated the entire terrain of contemporary art.
Covering 21 countries and more than 250 artists, this text demonstrates the manner in which performance art in the region developed concurrently with the genre in the West, highlighting the unique contributions of Eastern European artists.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).
Happenings, Actions, Events, Land Art, Body Art and Performance Art Behind the Iron Curtain
Action Art, similar to performance art but not requiring an audience, emerged out of the political and social turmoil of the 1960s. Until now this movement has received little critical attention, as the Iron Curtain prevented its dissemination to an international audience.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).