Katalin Cseh-Varga, Adam Czirak (eds.): Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere: Event-Based Art in Late Socialist Europe (2018)

16 March 2019, dusan

Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere is the first interdisciplinary analysis of performance art in East, Central and Southeast Europe under socialist rule. By investigating the specifics of event-based art forms in these regions, each chapter explores the particular, critical roles that this work assumed under censorial circumstances.

The artistic networks of Yugoslavia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, East Germany and Czechoslovakia are discussed with a particular focus on the discourses that shaped artistic practice at the time, drawing on the methods of Performance Studies and Media Studies as well as more familiar reference points from art history and area studies.”

Contributors: Roddy Hunter, Miško Šuvaković, Dietmar Unterkofler, Ileana Pintilie, Cristian Nae, Andrej Mirčev, Andrea Bátorová, Berenika Szymanski-Düll, Kata Krasznahorkai, Laine Kristberga, Adam Czirak, Amy Bryzgel, Jasmina Tumbas, Beáta Hock, Angelika Richter, Maja Fowkes and Reuben Fowkes.

Publisher Routledge, London, 2018
ISBN 9781138723276, 1138723274
xii+263 pages

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Persona (1981)

21 July 2017, dusan

Features the work of nine artists who, in making or presenting their work, assume specific alter-egos or personae (human or animal, fictitious or historical) that serve as vehicles for greater freedom of expression. With essay by the curators Lynn Gumpert and Ned Rifkin, and artists’ statements.

Artists: Eleanor Antin, Mr. Apology, Colin Campbell, Bruce Charlesworth, Colette, Redd Ekks, Lynn Hershman, James Hill, Martial Westburg.

Preface by Marcia Tucker
Publisher The New Museum, New York, 1981
57 pages
via New Museum

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Thomas Dreher: Performance Art nach 1945. Aktionstheater und Intermedia (2001) [German]

8 January 2016, dusan

This book explores a spectrum of types and definitions of performance, from action painting, Gutai, Viennese Action art, and destruction in art to body and transgressive art, and from closed-circuit video to computer and telecommunications in performance. Sections of the book also address solo, as well as collective, performance, multifunctionalism and conceptual performance, the role of the spectator, and other neglected aspects of the range of performance.

Publisher Wilhelm Fink, Munich, 2001
Das Problempotential der Nachkriegsavantgarden series, 3
ISBN 3770534522, 9783770534524
543 pages

Reviews: Michael Hauffen (Kunstforum, 2001, DE), Holger Schulze (IASL, 2002, DE).

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