The Poïpoïdrome in Budapest: a case study in curating art and changeability

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


    Who is doing performance art history? Strategies developed by performance artists, the orientation towards the event itself, and the focus on the aspect of action (on ‘doing’) pose a challenge to art historiography (art history, its institutions, and its concepts). Eastern Europe provides us, then, with a superb example of a performance art history that understands itself as a ‘doing’, as not only a performative, but also an artistic act. The congress focused on those strategies, both past and present, employed by artists, critics and academics in order to create a performance art history. Among these are methods of documentation (photography, film, video, sketches, comments), of collection, archiving, writing, mapping, and re-enactment. Who were or are the actors? What were or are their concepts? How was performance art at the time of the Iron Curtain documented, archived and collected, and how are these documents historicised today? Which theories of collection, archiving and documentation can be deduced from these artistic or academic processes? Contributors: Nikita Alekseev, Zdenka Badovinac, László Beke, Judit Bodor Sandra Frimmel, Tomáš Glanc, Ion Grigorescu, Marina Gržinić Sabine Hänsgen, Roddy Hunter, IPUT (International Parallel Union of Telecommunications - in bankruptcy: Tamas St.Turba) Janez Janša, Júlia Klaniczay, Barbora Klímová, Milan Knížák Kata Krasznahorkai, Zofia Kulik, Little Warsaw & Mózes Márton Murányi , Nastasia Louveau, Claus Löser, Anna Molska Andrei Monastyrski, Pavlina Morganova, Ruth Noack, Sasha Obukhova, Tomáš Pospiszyl, Łukasz Ronduda, Dorota Sajewska, Sylvia Sasse, Maciej Sobieszczański, Sven Spieker Philip Ursprung, János Vető, Vadim Zakharov
    Period3 Nov 20165 Nov 2016
    Event titleDoing Performance Art History. : A Congress of Actors and Observers.
    Event typeConference
    LocationZurich, SwitzerlandShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational