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).
Exhibition catalogue. In Welsh and English.
National Museum Cardiff, 14 November 2015 – 20 March 2016.
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.