Performance Artists Talking in the Eighties Linda M. Montano

Published by University of California Press, Berkeley, 2001, 553 pages (b/w ill.), 15.3 × 22.7 cm, English

Price: €36

Performance artist Linda Montano invited other performance artists to consider how early events associated with sex, food, money/fame, or death/ritual resurfaced in their later work. The result is an original and compelling talking performance that documents the production of art in an important and often misunderstood community.

Among the more than 100 artists Montano interviewed from 1979 to 1989 were John Cage, Lorraine O’Grady, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Stuart Sherman, Martha Rosler, Joan Jonas, Faith Ringgold, Dick Higgins, Allan Kaprow, Meredith Monk, Adrian Piper, Carolee Schneemann and Chris Burden. Her discussions with them focused on the relationship between art and life, history and memory, the individual and society, and the potential for individual and social change.

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Stockhausen Serves Imperialism Cornelius Cardew

Published by Primary Information, New York, 2020, 126 pages, 14 × 22 cm, English

Price: €17

Originally published in 1974, Stockhausen Serves Imperialism is a collection of essays by the English composer Cornelius Cardew that provides a Marxist critique of two of the more revered avant-garde composers of the post-war era: Karlheinz Stockhausen and John Cage. A former assistant to Stockhausen and a champion of Cage in England, Cardew provides a cutting rebuke of the composers’ works and ideological positions, which he saw as reinforcing an imperialist order rather than spotlighting and serving the struggles of the working class.

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Für Augen und Ohren

Published by Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 1980, 312 pages (b/w ill.), 22 × 22 cm, German

Price: €30

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition, Für Augen und Ohren : von der Spieluhr zum akustischen Environment : Objekte, Installation, Performances in der Akademie der Künste. 20 January – 2 March, 1980.

Including the following artists; Laurie Anderson, Joseph Beuys, George Brecht, KP Brehmer, John Cage, Richard Hamilton, Dick Higgins, Joe Jones, Mauricio Kagel, Allan Kaprow, Milan Knizak, Alison Knowles, Jannis Kounellis, Christina Kubisch, Walter Marchetti, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray, Erik Satie, Keith Sonnier, Laurie Spiegel, Takis and others.

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