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Performative monuments: The rematerialisation of public art

Artist/Author: Mechtild Widrich | Reference: P3138 | ISBN: 978-0719095917 | Type: Publication

How did performance artists of the ’60s and ’70s, famous for their opposition both to lasting art and the political establishment, become the foremost monument builders of the ’80s, ’90s and today? This book argues that the centrality of performance to monuments and indeed public art in general rests not on its ephemerality or anti-authoritarian rhetoric, but on its power to build interpersonal bonds both personal and social.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).

Silent Explosion: Ivor Davies and Destruction in Art

Editor: Heike Roms | Reference: P2926 | ISBN: 978-0992903930 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue. In Welsh and English.

National Museum Cardiff, 14 November 2015 –  20 March 2016.

Gunter Brus: Bodyanalysis Actions 1964-1970

Artist/Author: Gunter Brus | Reference: D2115 | Type: DVD

DVD contains archive footage and photographs, English subtitles, booklet included. This item can be found in the locked glass cabinet.

The Action Art of Hermann Nitsch From Past to Present

Artist/Author: Hermann Nitsch | Reference: D2091 | Type: DVD

overview of Nitsch’s work – DVD-CD boxset. This item can be found in the locked glass cabinet.

Animalworks in China

Artist/Author: Meiling Cheng | Reference: P1775 | Type: Publication

The experimental art scene in post-Tiananmen China has featured an array of animal bodies, both living and dead, as well as interspecies encounters ranging from the playful to the sadistic, from the gently collaborative to the violently conflictual, which interrogate and destabilize contemporary constructions of the nature-culture binary.

 

Clean Up Your Act

Artist/Author: Bert Rebhandl | Reference: A0065 | Type: Article