This summer, the Delaware Art Museum explores performance art for the first time in its exhibition history. Performance art has advanced over the past 50 years to incorporate dance, music, theater, technology, and audience participation and to address aesthetic, personal, social, economic, and political concerns. To celebrate this artistic movement, the Delaware Art Museum presents the traveling exhibition Performance Now July 12–September 21, 2014.
Performance Now showcases a selection of works by 21 artists from a vast repository of performance art from around the world since 2000, a period that has witnessed an exponential growth in the field. Bringing together some of the most significant practitioners today, the exhibition surveys critical and experimental currents in performance art internationally, featuring works by Marina Abramović, Jérôme Bel, Spartacus Chetwynd, William Kentridge, and Clifford Owens, among others.
The exhibition is curated by RoseLee Goldberg and co-organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, and Performa, New York. Goldberg first mapped the development of this art form in her seminal 1979 book, Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present. In 2004, she founded Performa, the international organization and in 2005 started the Performa 05, the first biennial of visual art performance.
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