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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Joan Jonas

Published by John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, 2004, 68 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22.8 × 19 cm, English

Price: €17

Produced on the occasion of the first extensive UK exhibition of the highly influential New York based video and performance artist, Joan Jonas, a collaboration between two venues: John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, and Wilkinson Gallery, London) during 2004 – 2005.

Works included range from early films and performance documentation to two new major installation works. This publication contains extensive texts which examine her work both past and present, and contextualise it within a broader cultural framework.

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