A special edition of the Cooper Gallery periodical: a complexity of perspectives and positions by artists, curators and writers are brought together reflecting on and interrogating the necessarily shifting nature of identity and its other.
It examines the ‘performance of extremity’ as practices at the limits of the histories of performance and art, in performance art’s most fertile and prescient decade, the 1970s. Dominic Johnson recounts and analyses game-changing performance events by six artists: Kerry Trengove, Ulay, Genesis P-Orridge, Anne Bean, the Kipper Kids, and Stephen Cripps.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
In 2014, artist Gustaf Broms composed a list of nine questions that he started to circulate to fellow performance artists. The responses collected are as diverse and wide-ranging as the artists and their own approaches.
A unique insight into the relationship between Abramovic’s biography and artistic work.
An exploration of walking and mapping as both form and content in art projects using old and new technologies, shoe leather and GPS.
A monograph produced and designed in close collaboration with the artist; forms a personal scrapbook of her life and influences, ranging from Buddhism, the aboriginals of Australia and religious iconography, to Western artists such as Joseph Beuys.
Book published in conjunction with the eponymous exhibition at Moderna Museet, Stockholm (February-May 2017), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek (June-October 2-17) and Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (April-August 2018).
This memoir spans Abramovic's five decade career, and tells a life story that is almost as exhilarating and extraordinary as her groundbreaking performance art.
Catalogue of the first-ever major overview of the works of the artist; includes photographs, performance art pieces, and works that Ulay has kept private for years and which are now being made public for the first time. Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 13, October 2016 to 8, January 2017. In German and English.
Across a series of twelve in-depth interviews with a diverse range of major artists, Dominic Johnson presents a new oral history of performance art.
This item is part of the ‘Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art’ Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)
The book is based on an ongoing, long-term, extensive photographic project spanning over a five-year period, which follows a group of women (artists) through their pregnancies into motherhood.
The first extensive survey of walking in contemporary art. This item is part of the Study Room Guide to Remoteness (P2600).
Shown at The Lowry Theatre at Manchester International Festival 2011
See also A0457 (interview with Iwona Blazwick) and P1646 (Artist is Present publication)
This book is the printed extension of Janez Jan a’s installation Life [in Progress]. Complete with photo cards and carry bag.Life [in Progress] is composed of written, photo, and video instructions. The spectators are the actors; walking past the instructions they create the performance according to their own rhythm, sensibility, belief and (non-) activity.
Shelved in Oversize publications section.
Brings together Carr’s writings to offer a detailed and insightful history of performance from the late 70s to today.
This item is part of the Study Room Guide On Disability and New Artistic Models by Aaron Williamson (P1529)
Monography on Marina Abramovic's work. Chronological survey of Solo and Collaborative Performances (with Ulay) from 1969 to 1998.This item is part of the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)
An original and inventive resource for anyone interested in contemporary performance practices and their relationships with audiences.
Catalogue published on the occasion of the homonymous exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on view 8 November 2008 – 8 February 2009.