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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.
Watch our interview with artist Gisela Hochuli about her performance In Strange Hands II.
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 …
Join the team of our sister project, “Activating Fluxus.”
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 …
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).
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.
Join us and a variety of artists and experts for our second annual colloquium on Friday, September 30.
Join on June 10 at the Museum Tinguely in Basel for presentations from each of the four members of Performance: Conservation, Materiality, Knowledge.
We’ll see you online on May 24 for a talk and panel discussion about lives and afterlives of performance.
Join us for the CAA panel “Conserving Performance, Performing Conservation” on Thursday, March 3, at 9:00 a.m. CST / 4:00 p.m. CET.
Submit an abstract to our upcoming (online) session at the College Art Association’s annual conference! Theoretical, art historical, practice-based and experimental contributions are all welcome.
Submit a paper for presentation at our colloquium in May, “Performance: The Ethics and the Politics of Care – #1. Mapping the Field.”
How can live art be preserved for the future? And what does conservation theory and practice have to teach other disciplines seeking to understand art’s most ephemeral medium?