Marc James Léger (ed.): The Idea of the Avant Garde: And What It Means Today (2014)

8 October 2018, dusan

“This book is premised on the view that the idea of the avant garde has an increased importance in these times of global political crisis. Much cultural production today is shaped by a biopolitics that construes all creative and knowledge production in terms of capital accumulation. A different kind of culture is possible. This collection of writings, essays, interviews and artworks by many of today’s most radical cultural practitioners and astute commentators on matters avant garde mediates the different strategies and temporalities of avant-garde art and politics. Tracing diverse genealogies and trajectories, the book offers an inter-generational forum of ideas that covers different arts fields, from visual art, art activism, photography, film and architecture, to literature, theatre, performance, intermedia and music.”

Texts by Marc James Léger, Adrian Piper, Andrea Fraser, David Tomas, Catherine Lescarbeau, Hal Foster, Laura Mulvey, Bruce LaBruce, Santiago Sierra, Derek Horton, Christine Wertheim, Lyn Hejinian, Marjorie Perloff, Wu Ming 2, Nikolaus Müller-Schöll, Rabih Mroué, Judith Malina, Moe Angelos, Bill Brown, The Errorist International, Jonas Mekas, Thomas Elsaesser, Alexander Kluge and Oskar Negt, Travis Wilkerson, Evan Mauro, Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen, Gene Ray, John Roberts, Zanny Begg and Dmitry Vilensky, Owen Hatherley, Michael Webb, Mitchell Joachim, Beatriz Colomina, Boris Groys, Vitaly Komar, Victor Tupitsyn, Gregory Sholette and Krzysztof Wodiczko, Critical Art Ensemble, BAVO, Alexei Monroe, Jean-Hervé Péron, Chris Cutler, Charles Gaines, Jason Robinson, Sara Marcus, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Thanos Chrysakis, Kim Cascone, Marc Couroux, Thérèse Mastroiacovo, Chrysi Papaioannou, and Bill Dane.

Publisher Manchester University Press, Manchester, with Left Curve, Oakland, CA, 2014
ISBN 9780719096914, 071909691X
285 pages

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Performance Research 7(3): On Fluxus (2002)

4 January 2017, dusan

“To mark the 40th anniversary of the first Fluxus festival in Wiesbaden, Germany, and the 30th anniversary of Fluxshoe which toured England with a series of performances, concerts, and exhibitions (1972–3), ‘On Fluxus’ continues the volume theme of ‘textualities, scores and documents’ and focuses on the relationship of writing and textuality to Fluxus. Fluxus was an international community of artists, architects, designers, and composers described as ‘the most radical and experimental art movement of the 1960s’. As a laboratory of experimental art, Fluxus was the first locus of intermedia, concept art, events, and video, and a central influence on performance art, arte povera, and mail art.”

Issue editors: Ric Allsopp, Ken Friedman & Owen Smith
Publisher Routledge, September 2002
ISSN 1352-8165
142 pages

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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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