BY ROSELEE GOLDBERG
Available August 28, 2018.
“An indispensable chronicling of both performance art and its time.” – Barbara Kruger
“PERFORMANCE NOW charts the development of live visual art across six continents in the years since the new millennium,” writes renowned authority and Performa founder RoseLee Goldberg in the introduction to her new book. “It shows how performance, so integral to the history of art in the 20th century but largely ignored by art museums and academia, has, in the opening years of the 21st century, become one of the most highly visible art forms in museums as well as at biennials and art fairs around the globe.”
With chapters on Performance as Visual Art, World Citizenship: Performance as Global Language, Radical Action: On Performance and Politics, Dance After Choreography, Off Stage: New Theatre, and Performing Architecture, this groundbreaking survey reveals how live art has advanced in the twenty- first century as a visual medium, a global language, and a political force, emerging from the margins to become an essential vehicle for communication, transforming traditional art spaces into lively cultural hubs.
Bringing together striking images of a vast array of live performances and expert text, PERFORMANCE NOW is a mesmerizing examination of this most varied art form and the ultimate reference for artists, art students, and historians, as well as theater, film, dance, and architecture enthusiasts with an eye on the avant-garde.