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Performa 09: Back to Futurism

Everywhere and All At Once: An Anthology of Writings About Performa 07

Performa - New Visual Art Performance

Performance - Live Art Since The '60s

Performance Art - From Futurism To The Present

Laurie Anderson - RoseLee Goldberg

 

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PERFORMA: NEW VISUAL ART PERFORMANCE; EVERYWHERE AND ALL AT ONCE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF WRITINGS ABOUT PERFORMA 07; PERFORMA 09: BACK TO FUTURISM; DEXTER SINISTER'S THE LAST NEWSPAPER (PERFORMA 09); ALICIA FRAMIS'S LOST ASTRONAUT INSTRUCTIONS (PERFORMA 09)

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PERFORMA 09: BACK TO FUTURISM

Written and edited by RoseLee Goldberg

Forward by Irving Sandler

Written and edited by Performa director RoseLee Goldberg, Performa 09: Back to Futurism is the definitive document of the unforgettable Performa 09 biennial. As the third volume to draw content and inspiration from the world-renowned Performa biennials, this beautiful 400-page book features creative documentation by the 150 artists who made Performa 09 so extraordinary—among them Guy Ben-Ner, Candice Breitz, Omer Fast, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Ari Benjamin Meyers, Mike Kelley, Arto Lindsay, Wangechi Mutu, Christian Tomaszewski and Joanna Malinowska, and Yeondoo Jung (all of whom presented special Performa Commissions) and Keren Cytter, Tacita Dean, Alicia Framis, Loris Greaud, William Kentridge, and Joan Jonas (who brought US premieres to the biennial). Vibrant photos of each artist’s performance by renowned photographer Paula Court and texts contributed by a range of curators and critics provide accounts of every show, as well as an understanding of the importance of each work within the artist’s individual career and in relation to larger historical trends. Taking place at over 80 of New York’s most exciting art and cultural venues, Performa 09 was created as a collaboration between all of these moving parts, so a portrait of the city’s remarkable history of cultural innovation also emerges from these pages. Performa 09: Back to Futurism is not only a gorgeous document of a remarkable biennial, but also an invaluable reference guide to the most significant artists of our time, for art historians and fans alike.

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EVERYWHERE AND ALL AT ONCE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF WRITINGS ABOUT PERFORMA 07

Edited by RoseLee Goldberg with a foreword by Francis Alys

Everywhere and All at Once: An Anthology of Writings About Performa 07 is the second in a series of publications drawing content and inspiration from the world-renowned Performa biennials. Like the first book in this series, Performa: New Visual Art Performance, which documented the inaugural Performa 05, Everywhere and All at Once reflects the ever-changing nature of the Performa biennials, offering an exhilarating view into key themes highlighted in Performa 07. In addition to providing an in-depth look at new performances by some of the world's most exciting visual artists, Everywhere and All at Once focuses on the relationship between contemporary dance and visual art, the ongoing legacy of 'Happenings' inventor Allan Kaprow, and the recent explosion of performance in China. Inventive documentation by the one hundred international artists who participated in the biennial, including vibrant photographs of each performance along with artists' scripts, sketches, journals, and storyboards, accompanies a wealth of writings by prominent curators and critics including Anthony Huberman, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Stephanie Rosenthal, Jay Sanders, and Catherine Wood, as well as dozens of interviews with some of the most significant artists of our time, among them Paul McCarthy, Dan Graham, Isaac Julien, Yvonne Rainer, Nathalie Djurberg, and Jerome Bel. Performa founder RoseLee Goldberg, who pioneered the study of performance art with her groundbreaking book Performance Art from Futurism to the Present (1979), presents an authoritative introduction, addressing the changing role of performance in the twenty-first century as well as the biennial's unique emphasis on the city of New York. Everywhere and All at Once is not only an invaluable reference for years to come, but also a definitive guide to the cultural life of New York City and the international art world alike, as encapsulated in the remarkable biennial that brings them together.

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PERFORMA: NEW VISUAL ART PERFORMANCE

By RoseLee Goldberg with a foreword by Hal Foster. Photographs by Paula Court, Edited by Jennifer Liese

A catalog and historical record of the world's first performance biennial, which took place in New York City in November 2005, Performa: New Visual Art Performance is also an artists' journal and reference tool authored by Performa founder RoseLee Goldberg, who pioneered the study of performance art with her seminal book Performance Art from Futurism to the Present(1979). Performa: New Visual Art Performance presents an authoritative introduction to the genre, many forms including radio broadcast, dance, live installation, new technologies, film and video, music, historic reconstructions and lecture-as-performance, and provides a vivid tour through the world of contemporary performance, featuring inventive documentation of works by some of the most significant artists of our time, including Jesper Just, Francis Alys, Christian Marclay, Laurie Simmons, Tamy Ben-Tor, Melik Ohanian, Michael Smith, Christian Holstad, and Gelitin. Vibrant photographs of each artist's performance by renowned performance photographer Paula Court are accompanied by their scripts, sketches and storyboards, providing unique insight into their creative processes. Lively interviews with many of the artists who made the first biennial so extraordinary appear alongside context-setting essays by some of New York's most accomplished young curators. An invaluable reference tool, a new kind of guide to cultural life, and a time capsule of this very moment in New York's eminent history of performance, Performa: New Visual Art Performance captures the state of performance today in all of its beauty, complexity, and excitement. Distributed by Distributed Art Publishers Inc.

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PERFORMANCE - LIVE ART SINCE THE '60s

By RoseLee Goldberg with a foreword by Laurie Anderson.

Performance breaks the boundaries separating art and life, private and public, custom and taboo. Its anarchic experiments have put it at the forefront of the twentieth-century avant-garde. In the four decades since the 1960s there has been an astonishing increase in the number of its practitioners worldwide, and it has radically influenced and altered not only all the other arts, from theater to music to photography, but is also all-pervasive in popular culture, politics, and social attitudes. Juxtaposing startling images and texts, this book presents for the first time the broadest panorama of this multifaceted and elusive art form. From Yves Klein and Piero Manzoni to Joseph Beuys and Robert Wilson, Meredith Monk, Laurie Anderson, Pina Bausch, Matthew Barney, Bill T. Jones, Gilbert & George, Mona Hatoum, and many others, with scores of works from Europe, the Americas, Japan, and Australia, this landmark publication is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in visual culture. 332 illustrations, 123 in color.

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PERFORMANCE ART - FROM FUTURISM TO THE PRESENT

Third Edition published in September 2011

By RoseLee Goldberg

Expanded and updated for the new decade, the first serious study of performance art is once again the last word in the ongoing story of a fascinating and dynamic art form. Performance is now the chosen medium for a new generation of artists. Continuously in print for over thirty years, this pioneering book, now extensively revised, maps the rise of performance art through the 20th and 21st centuries. A new chapter examines the technological, political and aesthetic shifts in performance art that mark the early years of the 21st century, featuring artists from Maurizio Cattelan, Paul McCarthy, and Tania Bruguera, to Matthew Barney, Patty Chang, and Allora and Calzadilla. The recent astonishing increase in the number of performance works and venues around the world is placed in the wider historical context of major innovators in the field, from the Futurists and Dadaists to Yves Klein and ?Laurie Anderson. With performance considered one of the most important artistic forms of the 21st century, this is a timely update to the essential guide.

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LAURIE ANDERSON

By RoseLee Goldberg

Laurie Anderson, the high priestess of performance art/rock, gets the royal treatment in this gorgeous coffee-table-book retrospective of her acclaimed 30-year (and still going) career. Goldberg, author of the critically praised Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present and Performance: Live Art Since 1960, is the consummate performance art critic and chronicler. With Anderson's blessing and involvement, Goldberg wends her way chronologically through the art, writings, performance pieces, videos, films, and installations of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. The 323 illustrations, including 117 color plates, could have easily upstaged the text, but Goldberg's prose is delightfully intelligent and insightful. "The goal of this book,"writes Goldberg, "is to present the full range of Anderson's creativity." Mission accomplished. This is a 'bomb book' that will fly off the shelves; the alluringly bizarre cover alone (the finale from her 1983 piece, United States) is well worth the modest price. Recommended for all libraries; those with active performance collections should buy multiple copies.DBarry X. Miller, Austin P.L., TX New York Times Book Review " Athoughtful overview of Anderson's multimedia career; vivid and illuminating, shows the seamless continuity of Anderson's daily life, dreams and work."

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