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Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey
LADA and Intellect , 2013
Anthony Hegarty, Catherine Gund, Homi K Bhabha, Julie Tolentino, Bruce LaBruce, Jennifer Doyle, Alex Binnie, Matthew Goulish, Catherine Opie, Amelia Jones, Lydia Lunch, Juliana Snapper, Adrian Heathfield, Tim Etchells, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Gifts of the Spirit, Self-Obliteration, blood, tattoo, Deliverance, Torture Trilogy, body art, culture wars, performance, sex, sexuality, queer, gay, religion, trauma, spectacle, intimacy, photography, endurance, hallelujah
Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey presents the first critical overview of this major artist's work. It demonstrates how Athey foresaw and precipitated the central place afforded they body and identity politics in art and critical theory in the 1990s and beyond.