IS THE LIVING BODY THE LAST THING LEFT ALIVE? THE NEW PERFORMANCE TURN, ITS HISTORIES AND ITS INSTITUTIONS
Matèria: Assaig d'art contemporani
Dedicated to the renewed encounter between dance and performance and the institutions of global contemporary art, the book proposes that a “new performance turn” has emerged in the second decade of the century, and looks at its correlations with other shifts in practices, discourses, and broader society. The starting point for this research was to consider the complex notion and definition of performance, demonstrating a variety of ways to understand its practice as well as its historical transformation. The term “performance,” used since the mid-20th century, is a capacious term encompassing different artistic productions, from dance to practices derived from and connected to formal considerations and conversations found within the visual arts.