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Performance Art Bookshelf

Performance Art Bookshelf

In the 1960s and 70s, obscure Happenings and early performances by such avant garde pioneers as Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, Yvonne Rainer, Yoko Ono and Vito Acconci challenged object-oriented art production and changed the terms of contemporary art forever. In the ensuing decades, Performance Art has come so thoroughly into its own that it has its own biennial, which draws visitors and participants from around the world. Here is a selection of indispensable books for any Performance Art Library.

Performance Art Bookshelf

Featured image from the Museum of Modern Art's major 2010 retrospective catalog Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present.

"performance can be seen as the art form of our times"

Roselee Goldberg

Recommended Reading: A Book List on Performance Art

Performa 09: Back to Futurism
Performa 09: Back to Futurism
PERFORMA PUBLICATIONS

Pbk, 7 x 9 in. / 400 pgs / 300 color. | 7/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9780615450667 | $39.95


ASCO: Elite of the Obscure
ASCO: Elite of the Obscure
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 7.75 x 9.5 in. / 432 pgs / 250 color. | 11/30/2011 | Not available
ISBN 9783775730037 | $60.00


Martha Wilson Sourcebook
Martha Wilson Sourcebook
INDEPENDENT CURATORS INTERNATIONAL

Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 256 pgs / 200 bw. | 10/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9780916365851 | $25.00


Regina José Galindo
Regina José Galindo
SILVANA EDITORIALE

Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 400 pgs / 200 color. | 10/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9788836619924 | $45.00


Tris Vonna-Michell
Tris Vonna-Michell
JRP|RINGIER

Pbk, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 80 pgs / 15 color / 19 bw. | 11/30/2011 | Not available
ISBN 9783037641705 | $39.95


Valie Export: Time and Countertime
Valie Export: Time and Countertime
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Hbk, 9.75 x 13 in. / 304 pgs / 278 color. | 4/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783865608741 | $59.95


Eiko & Koma: Time Is Not Even, Space Is Not Empty
Eiko & Koma: Time Is Not Even, Space Is Not Empty
WALKER ART CENTER

Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 288 pgs / 80 color / 170 bw. | 6/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9780935640977 | $35.00


John Wood & Paul Harrison: Answers to Questions
John Wood & Paul Harrison: Answers to Questions
CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON

Flexi, 8.5 x 11.5 in. / 120 pgs / 60 color / 20 bw. | 5/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9781933619316 | $24.95


Between Zones
Between Zones
JRP|RINGIER

Hbk, 5.75 x 9.25 in. / 352 pgs / 19 color / 69 bw. | 1/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783037641255 | $45.00


Not to Play with Dead Things
Not to Play with Dead Things
JRP|RINGIER

Flexi, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 176 pgs / 79 color. | 3/31/2010 | Not available
ISBN 9783037640715 | $35.00


Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present
Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 224 pgs / 375 color / Audio CD. | 4/30/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9780870707476 | $50.00


Nam June Paik: Exposition of Music, Electronic Television, Revisited
Nam June Paik: Exposition of Music, Electronic Television, Revisited
WALTHER KöNIG

Pbk, 7 x 9.75 in. / 244 pgs / 82 color / 168 bw. | 8/31/2009 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783865606198 | $39.95


Performa 07: Everywhere and All at Once
Performa 07: Everywhere and All at Once
JRP|RINGIER

Pbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 340 pgs / 150 color. | 1/31/2010 | Not available
ISBN 9783037640340 | $45.00


An Art of Limina: Gary Hill's Works and Writings
An Art of Limina: Gary Hill's Works and Writings
POLIGRAFA

Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.25 in. / 640 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 6/30/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9788434310421 | $75.00


Eve Sussman & The Rufus Corporation: The Rape of the Sabine Women
Eve Sussman & The Rufus Corporation: The Rape of the Sabine Women
LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Flexi, 8 x 10 in. / 116 pgs / 83 color / 11 bw. | 9/30/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9788791607622 | $40.00


Fiona Tan: Disassembling the Archive
Fiona Tan: Disassembling the Archive
ART GALLERY OF YORK UNIVERSITY

Hardback, 6 x 9 in. / 232 pgs / 29 color / 99 bw. | 7/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9780921972457 | $25.00


Mike's World: Michael Smith & Joshua White (And Other Collaborators)
Mike's World: Michael Smith & Joshua White (And Other Collaborators)
THE BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART

Paperback, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 140 pgs/ illustrated throughout. | 2/1/2008 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780977145393 | $30.00


Matthew Barney: Drawing Restraint Vol. 5
Matthew Barney: Drawing Restraint Vol. 5
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Paperback, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 233 pgs / 137 color / 10 bw. | 3/1/2008 | Not available
ISBN 9783865603180 | $65.00


John Bock: Films
John Bock: Films
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Paperback, 8.25 x 10.5 in. / 176 pgs / 217 color. | 1/15/2008 | Not available
ISBN 9783865602619 | $54.00


Joan Jonas
Joan Jonas
CHARTA

Paperback, 5.75 x 8.5 in. / 136 pgs / 46 color / 19 bw. | 3/1/2008 | Not available
ISBN 9788881586592 | $34.95


Francesco Vezzoli: Right You Are (If You Think You Are)
Francesco Vezzoli: Right You Are (If You Think You Are)
CHARTA/ GAGOSIAN GALLERY

Paperback 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 128 pgs / 48 color / 11 bw. | 3/4/2009 | Not available
ISBN 9788881586660 | $39.95


Spartacus Chetwynd
Spartacus Chetwynd
JRP|RINGIER

Paperback, 7.75 x 10.75 in. / 296 pgs / 195 color / 146 bw. | 3/1/2008 | Not available
ISBN 9783905770827 | $65.00


Performance Art in China
Performance Art in China
BLUE KINGFISHER

Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.75 in. / 320 pgs / 200 bw. | 7/1/2007 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9789889926595 | $40.00


Rirkrit Tiravanija
Rirkrit Tiravanija
JRP|RINGIER

Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 218 pgs / 1000 color. | 9/1/2007 | In stock
ISBN 9783905770322 | $75.00


Sophie Calle: Double Game
Sophie Calle: Double Game
D.A.P./VIOLETTE EDITIONS

Hardback, 5.5 x 7.5 in. / 296 pgs / 85 color / 373 bw | 9/1/2007 | Not available
ISBN 9781933045696 | $39.95


The Secret Files of Gilbert & George
The Secret Files of Gilbert & George
JRP|RINGIER/ BDV BUREAU DES VIDEOS

DVD video, PAL Multizone, 5.5 x 7.5 in. | 7/1/2007 | Not available
ISBN 9783905770582 | $32.00


Performa
Performa
PERFORMA

Paperback, 7 x 9.5 in. / 272 pgs / 215 color / 50 bw. | 6/1/2007 | In stock
ISBN 9781424314980 | $39.95


Gelitin: Chinese Synthese Leberkase
Gelitin: Chinese Synthese Leberkase
KUNSTHAUS BREGENZ

Hardcover, 8.75 x 10 in. / 64 pgs / 50 color. | 8/15/2006 | In stock
ISBN 9783865600813 | $35.00


Ann Hamilton: An Inventory of Objects
Ann Hamilton: An Inventory of Objects
GREGORY R. MILLER & CO.

Hardcover, 7 x 10.5 in. / 312 pgs / 150 color and 80 bw. | 11/15/2006 | In stock
ISBN 9780974364858 | $60.00


9 Evenings Reconsidered
9 Evenings Reconsidered
MIT LIST VISUAL ARTS CENTER

Paperback, 8.25 x 13 in. / 88 pgs / 4 color and 60 duotones. | 8/15/2006 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780938437697 | $25.00


Shirin Neshat: The Last Word
Shirin Neshat: The Last Word
CHARTA/MUSAC

Clothbound, 11 x 11 in. / 252 pgs / 67 color / 47 duotone. | 1/1/2006 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788881585519 | $75.00


Interviews By Mike Kelley: 1986-2004
Interviews By Mike Kelley: 1986-2004
JRP|RINGIER

Paperback, 6 x 8.5 in. / 160 pgs / 16 bw. | 8/15/2005 | In stock
ISBN 9783905701005 | $22.00


Chris Burden
Chris Burden
LOCUS + PUBLISHING LTD.

Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 256 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 11/15/2005 | In stock
ISBN 9781899377183 | $85.00


Catherine Sullivan and Co: Film and Theatre Works 2002-2004
Catherine Sullivan and Co: Film and Theatre Works 2002-2004
JRP|RINGIER

Paperback, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 192 pgs /90 color. | 9/15/2005 | In stock
ISBN 9783905701272 | $45.00


Vito Acconci: Diary of a Body 1969 -1973
Vito Acconci: Diary of a Body 1969 -1973
CHARTA

Paperback, 8.25 x 11 in. / 396 pgs / 1450 bw. | 8/2/2004 | In stock
ISBN 9788881584772 | $69.95


Paul McCarthy: Videos 1970-1997
Paul McCarthy: Videos 1970-1997
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Paperback, 6.5 x 9.75 in. / 96 pgs / 192 color. | 1/2/2004 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783883755373 | $30.00


Robert Whitman
Robert Whitman
DIA ART FOUNDATION

Hardcover, 9 x 12 in. / 206 pgs / 30 color / 28 bw. | 10/2/2003 | In stock
ISBN 9780944521465 | $45.00


Vito Acconci: Writings, Works, Projects
Vito Acconci: Writings, Works, Projects
POLIGRAFA

Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.25 in. / 432 pgs / 146 color / 172 bw. | 8/2/2001 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788434308947 | $60.00


Eleanor Antin
Eleanor Antin
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

Paperback, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 264 pgs / 60 color / 100 bw. | 5/2/1999 | In stock
ISBN 9780911291278 | $24.95


Joseph Beuys: We Go This Way
Joseph Beuys: We Go This Way
VIOLETTE EDITIONS

Hardcover, 8.5 x 11.75 in. / 416 pgs / 416 bw. | 1/2/2000 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781900828130 | $65.00






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