Explores performance art through live manifestations and reiterations in photographs, film and video.
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.
A provocative history of live art traces the precedents of contemporary multi-media events to Bauhaus experimentalism and surveys the Futurists' manifesto-like events, the Dadaists' cabarets, and later “happenings” and “spectacles.”
Guides the reader through a thicket of seemingly arcane meanings of nonrepresentational art forms, and brings clarity to the intentions and agendas of these artists, as well as to their real world contexts.
Intervention; Tanzquartier Wien, 8/3/2007.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
The book examines three distinct strands of photographic practice – the documentation of performance works, how performers and photographers have worked collaboratively, and the work of photographers who have a strong performative element to their practice – as well as the construction of self-identity and playful, innovative approaches to portraiture.
On the occasion of the eponymous exhibition, February-June 2016, Tate Modern.
Explosion! Painting as Action encompasses an array of approaches to looking at the borderland between painting and performance, covering a whole range of playful experiments to aggressive risk-taking. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, in 2012.
A Bigger Splash: Painting After Performance takes a new look at the dynamic relationship between performance and painting from 1950 to the present day. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same title at the Tate Modern, 14 November 2012 – 1 April 2013.
Adam E Mendelsohn article discussing the retrieval of history through re-enactment.
Adrian Sina archive.
a survey of the history of happenings – audio