Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Can Performance Art Have a Legacy?

In the May-June 2011 issue of the international art magazine Flash Art, performance artist Marina Abramović began a regular column titled “Marina’s Diary,” in which she plans to document her quest to create a legacy for not only her own performance art, but for the genre of performance art itself. “At the moment,” Abramović writes, “all my attention goes toward establishing a legacy that will permit performance art to continue growing and developing.” As noble as Marina’s mission sounds, is she misdirecting her energies? For a genre as here-and-now based as performance art, is it even possible for it to have a legacy? Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Can Performance Art Have a Legacy?"

1 comment:

KalpanaS said...

I am not sure about the question of legacy, but being able to see a video of Atsuko Tanaka in action, at a retrospective [IKON, Birmingham] introduced me an artist I had not encountered before, and to know that she was one of the pioneers of 'performance art'[her legacy in a sense].