Marta Traba: Arte latinoamericano actual (1972) [Spanish]

17 August 2017, dusan

In this book, Marta Traba examines how the growing influence of American art shaped the art of Latin America during the 1950s and 1960s, and how Latin American artists have both succumbed and resisted the effects of this influence.

Publisher Ediciones de la Biblioteca Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, 1972
Nuevos Planteamientos series, 10
117 pages
via ICAA Docs

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Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane (2013)

21 July 2017, dusan

Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane considers the works of two pioneers of performance art. Jonas (born 1936) and Pane (1939-1990) lived and worked in the United States and France respectively. Each artist worked multidisciplinarily, producing sculpture, drawings, installations, film and video in addition to live actions. Notably, Jonas and Pane have been lauded for their foundational work in performance, a field in which both of these artists blazed trails. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Parallel Practices explores the trajectory of these artists’ practices to reveal shared and complementary aspects, as well as to highlight the significant divergences and differences that characterize each artist’s work. It includes texts by curator Dean Daderko, Elisabeth Lebovici and Anne Tronche and Barbara Clausen.”

Edited by Dean Daderko
Publisher Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 2013
ISBN 9781933619439
160 pages
via CAM Houston

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Richard Kostelanetz: On Innovative Performance(s): Three Decades of Recollections on Alternative Theatre (1994)

21 July 2017, dusan

This collection of essays and notes focuses on individual performances and performers, providing a unique critical record of their work and of the movement. Vito Acconci, Lenny Bruce, Jean Dupuy, Karen Finley, Timothy Leary, The Living Theater, Robert Watts, Zaj, a.o.

Publisher McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 1994
ISBN 0899504736, 9780899504735
vi+276 pages

Review: Robert J. Hubbard (Text & Performance Quarterly, 1996).

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Theories of Modern Art: A Source Book by Artists and Critics (1968)

18 July 2017, dusan

“A collection of texts from letters, manifestos, notes and interviews. Sources include, as the title says, artists and critics—some expected, like van Gogh, Gauguin, Apollinaire, Mondrian, Greenberg, just to name a few—and some less so: Trotsky and Hitler, in the section on Art and Politics. The book is a wonderful resource and insight into the way artists think and work.”

Edited by Herschel Browning Chipp
Contributions by Peter Selz and Joshua C. Taylor
Publisher University of California Press, 1968
ISBN 0520014502
xv+664 pages

Reviews: Romare H. Bearden and Carl Holty (Leonardo, 1970), Elizabeth Gilmore Holt (Art Bulletin, 1972).

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Hugo Ball: Flight Out of Time: A Dada Diary (1927–)

17 July 2017, dusan

Hugo Ball—poet, philosopher, novelist, cabaret performer, journalist, mystic—was a man extremely sensitive to the currents of his time and carried in their wake. In February 1916 he founded the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. The sound poems and performance art by Ball and the other artists who gathered there were the beginnings of Dada. Ball’s extraordinary diaries, one of the most significant products of the Dada movement, are here available in English, along with the original Dada manifesto and John Elderfield’s critical introduction, revised and updated for this edition, and a supplementary bibliography of Dada texts.”

First published as Die Flucht aus der Zeit, Duncker & Humblot, Munich, 1927.

Edited and with an Introduction by John Elderfield
Translated by Ann Raimes
Publisher Viking Press, New York, 1974
Documents of Twentieth-Century Art series
New edition, University of California Press, 1996
ISBN 9780520204409
lxiv+274 pages

Review: Kirkus Rev (n.d.).

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