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Live Art 1970's - 1980's

A brief overview of performance art and live art from the 1970's and 1980's

Ellen Mueller

on 27 January 2013

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Live Art
70's - 80's 1970's 1980's http://frgdr.com/blog/wp-content/gallery/2010/cindy-sherman_untitled-film-still-21_1978.jpg Cindy Sherman – Untitled Film Still #21 – 1978 Matthew Barney Carolee Schneemann
"Interior Scroll"
1975 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/20/Schneemann-Interior_Scroll.gif Performance in the 70's
explored gender, sexuality
body art, actions, "other"
cultures &
large opera-scale events Trisha Brown, "Accumulation" 1971 "Einsten on the Beach" 1973/2012 Robert Wilson, Theatre Director Spalding Gray, "Swimming to Cambodia" 1987 The art world provided license for artists
to think about a particular discipline in
ways that have nothing to do with traditional
training in that field. -Goldberg pg13 the art world remains the most permissive
of cultural & social sub-sets, whose core of
followers are as eager as the artists themselves
to be overwhelmed and provoked, and to have
the framework around "art" periodically
challenged, expanded, and redefined. - Goldberg pg13 Vito Acconci (1972) Hermann Nitsch, 1982 Sterlarc, 1980
Stelarc was suspended on hooks distributed throughout his body and put on display in a gallery. The weight of the rocks counterbalanced the weight of his own body. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8eKGhs_acgk/TdMPZbDjXnI/AAAAAAAAAQI/LBtdpG5qMtc/s1600/rocksusp1.jpg Karen Finley, 1987 Steve Paxton, dancer
developed contact improvisation in the 70's Documentary about Video art and artists using the medium in the 1980's featuring Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Kit Fitzgerald, Paul, Garrin, John Sanborn, Zbigniew Rybczinski among others. Directed by Marcello Dantas John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Bed Piece
1971 Meredith Monk, "Turtle Dreams" Wooster Group
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