25.01.08// Re.act.feminism// Bildwechsel at Akademie der Kuenste Berlin

– performance art of the 1960s and 70s 

today exhibition, video archive, live performances and conference 13.12.2008 – 8.2.2009 Akademie der Künste Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin Performance art emerging in the 1960s and 70s was infused with ideas of social emancipation and fundamentally influenced by women artists interested in feminism. Performance art explored the intersection of art and life, of private and public. It offered an ideal medium for examining, deconstructing or reinventing (female) identity moving beyond attributions of femininity in mainstream culture. Moreover, as a new art form, occurring outside the confines of the traditional art space, performance was a medium for collective and social intervention in the public sphere. re.act.feminism provides an exemplary overview of gender-critical performance art and investigates its resonances in current artistic productions in the form of re-enactments, re-appropriations, new formulations or documentary and archival projects.

Lecture by Chris Regn about Bildwechsel on Sunday, 25th of January 09, 2:30 pm at Akademie der Künste.


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