artists & participants
A programme of Live Art performances, debates and presentations curated by the Live Art Development Agency and Adrian Heathfield (University of Warwick).
Live Culture is a four day programme of events considering the shifting nature of Live Art practice in relation to the visual arts, by bringing together distinguished artists, theorists and curators to examine the expansion of performance art across broader artistic and social arenas, and its role in relation to cultural change. Contributors include Marina Abramovic, Ron Athey, Franko B, Carol Becker, Ansuman Biswas, Oron Catts, Ricardo Dominguez, Forced Entertainment, Tim Etchells, Jean Fisher, RoseLee Goldberg, Matthew Goulish, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Leslie Hill, Lin Hixson, Kazuko Hohki, Amelia Jones, John Jordan, Keith Khan, Yu Yeon Kim, Oleg Kulik, Andre Lepecki, Alastair MacLennan, Hayley Newman, Peggy Phelan, La Pocha Nostra, William Pope.L, Andrew Quick, Alan Read, La Ribot, and Henry M Sayre.
A resurgence of interest in experiential and performative practices within the visual arts and the status of 'liveness' as a prime object and value in the media-dense environment of contemporary culture, make Live Culture a timely and critical intervention into current discourses. Live Culture is a framework to appraise key shifts in performance art over the last few decades: its spread out of the gallery and into other spaces and forms; its increasingly hybrid nature and disruption of global and cultural borders; its use of risk and extremity in confronting the art and politics of the body; its impact on social activism and political intervention; its interface with the digital world; and its role as a site for expressions of new identities beyond the distinctions of ethnicity, gender and sexuality.
Live Culture sets out to highlight the ways in which the term Live Art has come to represent an array of contemporary practices that employ performance as a generative force to break apart traditions of representation, to open different kinds of engagement with meaning and to activate audiences.
"Live Culture gives an audience the chance to experience new forms of artistic engagement, and also enables Tate Modern to consider its role not only as a site for preservation and interpretation, but as as active generator of performance work." ( Sir Nicholas Serota Director, Tate)
Documentation of the live actions and performances can be found at the Tate Modern micro site for Live Culture.
Live Art performances, debates and presentations
Kuratoren: Live Art Development Agency / Adrian Heathfield
Künstler: Marina Abramovic, Ron Athey, Franko B , Matthew Barney, Carol Becker, Joseph Beuys, Ansuman Biswas, Oron Catts, George Chakravarthi, Catherine David, Robin Deacon, Ricardo Dominguez, Forced Entertainment / Tim Etchells, Jean Fisher, Ronald Fraser Monro, Coco Fusco, RoseLee Goldberg, Matthew Goulish, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Leslie Hill, Lin Hixson, Kazuko Hohki, Rebecca Horn, Amelia Jones, John Jordan, Keith Khan, Yu Yeon Kim, Oleg Kulik, Richard Layzell, Andre Lepecki, Alastair MacLennan, Stacy Makishi & Vic Ryder, Piero Manzoni, Howard Matthew, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Hayley Newman, Peggy Phelan, La Pocha Nostra, William Pope L, Andrew Quick, Alan Read, La Ribot , Henry M Sayre, Carolee Schneemann, Cindy Sherman, Tehching Hsieh, Zhang Huan ...