The preeminent posthumanist shows how the history of Western civilization can be read as a suppression and return of rage.
How have avant-gardes been shaped by racism and contributed to racist power and imperialism? How have the claims made by avant-garde political and artistic groups to liberate humanity been indebted to religious intolerance? And how has the vanguard commitment to radical cultural action contributed to war, terror, and destruction?
Exhibition catalogue; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian (24 October – 26 May 2014); Musée d'art moderne Grand-Duc Jean (5 July – 12 October 2014); Kunsthaus Graz (15 November 2014 – 15 March 2015).
Exploring feminist artistic reponses to the specificity of women’s suffering in war, through the work of Sandra Johnston, nichola feldman-kiss and Rehab Nazzal.
Critically engaging with examples of stage combat, rape, terrorism, wrestling and historical re-enactments, Nevitt argues that studying violence through theatre can be part of a desire to create a more peaceful world.
A case for seeing terror as a volatile and mutant phenomenon that is deeply lived, experienced and performed witin the cultures of everyday life.
An investigation of doubt, risk, and testimony through performance art process in relation to systems of legal justice
A collection of instruments that deploy security and surveillance technologies in unusual and playful contexts, prompting visitors to reflect on their personal sense of security and their relationship with public fears (of petty crime, terrorism, etc.). The first instrument to be built is a steel harp with strings of razor wire, which requires the harpist to wear protective gauntlets to play it.
Looks at a wide range of performance and visual artists, at popular TV shows and movies, and at our day-to-day encounters with surveillance, rooting its arguments in an accessible reading of cultural theory.
Excerpts from Disappeared in America.
Catalogue is accompanying the homonymous exhibition. 24 January – 22 March 2009.
Part of the Performing Action, Performing Thinking edition.
In Slovenian and English.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
Biennial publication: explores the city as a cultural context, proposing a model for connection between art of internationally recognised quality and a particular place and context. Around 80% of the artworks were commissioned or completed especially for the exhibition.