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Book launch and panel discussion: Object-Event-Performance: Art, Materiality, and Continuity Since the 1960s

Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 5 p.m. CET / 11 a.m. EST Until April 1, you can purchase the book at 30% off using the code BARDOBJECT30. The SNSF research project Performance: Conservation, Materiality, Knowledge, in collaboration with the SNSF research project Activating Fluxus, is pleased to host a public presentation of the book titled  Object-Event-Performance: Art, Materiality,…

Announcing a new publication: Object—Event—Performance

This blog post celebrates the publication of a new volume, Object—Event—Performance: Art, Materiality, and Continuity Since the 1960s (2022). The volume’s ten chapters consider questions of conservation that arise with new artistic mediums and practices.

Something Great webinar now online

On May 24, 2022, Hanna Hölling and Jules Pelta Feldman presented the keynote lecture for the “Neue Schule” webinar of Something Great, an innovative Berlin-based performance collection that is rethinking what it means to create, acquire, and continue live performance art. Their talk was followed by a conversation between Mariama Diagne (Post Doctoral Researcher, SFB…

Jules Pelta Feldman on Basel’s Radio X

Recently, Jules Pelta Feldman, postdoctoral fellow for “Performance: Conservation, Materiality, Knowledge,” was invited to appear on Radio X for a discussion about performance art with artist and curator Chris Regn, Sandro Lunin, outgoing director of Basel’s Kaserne and organizer of many theater festivals, and moderator Danielle Bürgin of Radio X. The conversation, which was part…

Natilee Harren: Fluxus Forms of Activation

The SNSF research project “Activating Fluxus,” which is also hosted by Bern Academy of the Arts and lead by our own project lead Hanna Hölling, welcomes Fluxus scholar Natilee Herren for a discussion of her book Fluxus Forms: Scores, Multiples, and the Eternal Network (University of Chicago Press, 2020).

Anna Schäffler: The Art of Preservation

Join us for a talk by Dr. Anna Schäffler, who will discuss her research on cooperative forms of preservation in connection with the work of German conceptual artist Anna Oppermann.