Lecture
Claire Bishop
White Cube, Black Box: Fifty Shades of Grey
21.06.2016

Goethe-Institut

Trisha Brown, Walking on the Wall, Part of Another Fearless Dance Concert, 1971. Photograph from the WMAA archives. Photo by Peter Moore © Estate of Peter Moore/ VAGA, NYC

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A lecture by Claire Bishop, moderated by Nuno Crespo and Jürgen Bock, organised by the Instituto de História da Arte da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Maumaus and the Museu de Serralves with the support of the Goethe-Institut Portugal.

The staging of performance in the museum has recently come under fire from a number of art historians and critics, who argue that it is a misguided fad and has a cynical marketing gesture. Performance theorists, by contrast, have tended to analyse performance in the museum in terms of post-Fordist theories of labour. Both these approaches create a reductive bond between contemporary performance and neoliberal economics. This paper seeks to shift the discussion away from questions of spectacle, marketing, and labour, and instead to position performance more dialectically in relation to contemporary experience. Key to this argument is a discussion of live performance in the museum and its relationship to ubiquitous portable technology, particularly its impact upon temporality, attention, and the public sphere.

Claire Bishop is an art historian and critic based in the PhD Program in Art History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of 'Installation Art: A Critical History' (Tate/Routledge, 2005) and 'Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship' (Verso, 2012). She is the editor of 'Participation' (MIT/Whitechapel, 2006) and '1968/1989: Political Upheaval and Artistic Change' (Warsaw, Museum of Modern Art, 2010), and co-curated the exhibition 'Double Agent' at the London ICA in 2008. She is a regular contributor to Artforum and writes occasionally for October (MIT Press).















































































































































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Seminar
Amanda Boetzkes
Realism Without Authority
01.04, 04.04.2022
10h–13h, 14h–17h

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

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Kerstin Stakemeier
(Un)Romantic Sex
06–08.04.2022
11h–13h, 14h–17h

Goethe-Institut

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Fogo Island Dialogues
Atlantic Codes
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Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lumiar Cité


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Loretta Fahrenholz
Circle Navel Nil
24.04. – 27.06.2021

24.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth

Buchmann, Loretta Fahrenholz and Jürgen Bock


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Ana Jotta
SEMPRE
05.03. – 31.07.2022

14.05 | 17h Guided tour and conversation

with the artist


In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:

Tiffany Chung
Thu Thiêm: an archaeological
project for future remembrance
08.06. - 08.09.2019

Johann Jacobs Museum



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