Performing the East
Performance Art in Russia, Latvia and Poland since 1980
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $110.00|
| Book Description: |
Performance art in the West has developed in part as a response to the commercialization of the art object. But what are the roots of performance art in Eastern Europe and Russia, where there was no real art market to speak of? While Western performance artists of the late 20th century aimed to create works that could not be bought or sold, performances in the communist bloc in the absence of an art market, more often took the form of social critique. Instead of creations that...