Performing the Body/Performing the Text [NOOK Book]


Performing the Body/Performing the Text explores the new performativity in art theory and practice, examining ways of rethinking processess in visual culture.
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Performing the Body/Performing the Text explores the new performativity in art theory and practice, examining ways of rethinking processess in visual culture.
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Editorial Reviews

Academics and one graduate student<-->in art history, film, feminism, gay studies, and performance art<-->and one performance artist, are the contributors to this volume. Jones (contemporary art, U. of California, Riverside) and Stephenson (art history, U. of East London, England) selected papers rich in theoretical discourse on topics that range from 19th-century depictions of black women to new interpretations of canonical fine artists, including Manet, de Kooning, and Jasper Johns, to contemporary performance artists, including Vito Acconci, Holly Hunter, Gunter Brus and the Sacred Naked Nature Girls. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203983553
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 5/20/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 6 MB

Table of Contents

List of plates
Notes on contributors
Introduction 1
1 Reason and remainders: Kantian performativity in the history of art 11
2 Performing modernity: the art of art history 29
3 Art history/art criticism: performing meaning 39
4 Cross-cultural reiterations: Demetra Vaka Brown and the performance of racialized female beauty 56
5 Race, ritual, and responsibility: performativity and the southern lynching 76
6 Shading meaning 89
7 The greatest homosexual? Camp pleasure and the performative body of Larry Rivers 107
8 The politics of feminist spectatorship and the disruptive body: de Kooning's Woman I reconsidered 127
9 'Catholic tastes': hurting and healing the body in Viennese Actionism in the 1960s 138
10 Contests for meaning in body politics and feminist conceptual art: revisioning the 1970s through the work of Eleanor Antin 153
11 Dismembership: Jasper Johns and the body politic 170
12 Performing clits and other lesbian tricks: speculations on an aesthetics of lack 186
13 Renaming Untitled Flesh: marking the politics of marginality 199
14 Andy Warhol: performances of Death in America 223
15 STUFF: a performance 237
16 Following Acconci/targeting vision 255
17 Performing vision in the theatre of the gaze: the work of Douglas Gordon 273
18 What sense do the senses make? Aspects of corporeality in the works of Miriam Cahn and Maureen Connor 283
Author/artist index 294
Subject index 299
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