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December 5, 2012 7:54 PM Subscribe
What can I read/watch/do to learn more about Performance Art?
posted by peacrow to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I will soon be gaining a performance artist as a family member. Even though I am from an artistic/performing family (both of my siblings are artists, both parents are musicians), I am terribly ignorant when it comes to performance art. I am just familiar with it enough to realize how unenlightened I am.
As a way to (hopefully) connect with and understand this wonderful person better, I'd like to learn a bit more.
Are there any books about the history of performance art, accessible to a layperson? I'd be interested in theory-lite, rather than theory-free.
Who are, say, the top 3-5 most famous performance artists I should know? Sadly, I feel like Yoko Ono is the extent of my PA celeb knowledge. Unless mimes count. Then Yoko Ono and Marcel Marceau.
Are there any up-and-coming performance artists generating a lot of buzz?
If it makes a difference, her work focuses on human rights and slavery.
I'm sorry this sounds silly or daft. I am really a babe in the woods here and don't even know where to begin. If you can help set me on the path to smart about performance art, I would be super grateful.