- Performance Art: An Introduction
- The Case for Performance Art
- Shiraga Kazuo, Challenging Mud (Doro ni idomu)
- Marina Abramović: The Body as medium
- Marina Abramović: What is performance art?
- Marina Abramović
- Marina Abramović, The Artist is Present
- Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Cleaning the museum—maintenance art
- Bill Viola, The Crossing
- Vito Acconci
- Gordon Matta-Clark, Splitting
- Unlock Art: Frank Skinner on Performance Art
Dubious of performance art? Break into a cold sweat when you realize it’s about to begin? There’s a reason. Here we present you with a brief history of performance art and attempt to sway you to its potential charms. Let us know if you buy it. The paintings in the first scene are by Candida Alvarez (www.candidaalvarez.com), from her exhibition 'mambomountain' at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. Photo by Tom van Eynde. And if you’re intrigued and eager to learn more, here’s our recommended reading: Roselee Goldberg, Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present (Thames & Hudon, 2011) Roselee Goldberg, Performance: Live Art Since the '60s (Thames & Hudson, 2004) Claire Bishop, Ed. Participation (Documents of Contemporary Art) (Whitechapel & MIT Press, 2006) Amelia Jones, Body Art/Performing the Subject (Univ Of Minnesota Press, 1998) Valerie Cassel Oliver, Ed. Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art (Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2013) Paul Schimmel, Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979 (Thames & Hudson, 1998) Sally O'Reilly, The Body in Contemporary Art (Thames & Hudson, 2009) Tracey Warr, The Artist's Body (Phaidon, 2012) To support our channel, visit: http://www.patreon.com/artassignment. Thanks to our Grandmaster of the Arts Indianapolis Homes Realty, and all of our patrons, especially Lynn Gordon, Patrick Hanna, and Constance Urist. Subscribe for new episodes of The Art Assignment every other Thursday! -- Follow us elsewhere for the full Art Assignment experience: Tumblr: http://theartassignment.com Response Tumblr: http://all.theartassignment.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/artassignment Instagram: http://instagram.com/theartassignment/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theartassignment and don't forget Reddit!: http://www.reddit.com/r/TheArtAssignment. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.