Looking Back Now. Performance over Three Decades: 1960s—1980s

Panel Discussion Thu 24 Apr 2008 6.30PM-8.30PM The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Admission: $8, free for all students, as well as New School faculty, staff and alumni with valid ID
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Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Johanna Burton, and Barbara Clausen will discuss their art historical research on performance from the 1960's to the 1980's in relation to performance art's place in the contemporary cultural landscape. They will analyze the changing issues and interests within the performative and art historical field, such as how the relationships between gesture and time, mediality and performativity, as well as appropriation and activism have developed and influenced performance art's function and potential in society today.

Sharon Hayes, artist

Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Assistant Professor for History of Art and Architecture as well as Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University.
Johanna Burton, art historian and writer, New York
Barbara Clausen, free-lance curator and art historian, Vienna, Austria

This event is presented on occasion of the Vera List Center's program cycle on "Agency."