A CRITICAL ANTHOLOGY
GREGORY BATTCOCK AND ROBERT NICKAS
The Art of Performance
A Critical Anthology
Edited By: Gregory Battcock and Robert Nickas
This UbuWeb Edition edited by Lucia della Paolera
The original edition was published by
E.P. DUTTON, INC. NEW YORK
For G. B.
Copyright @ 1984 by the Estate of Gregory Battcock and Robert Nickas
All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A.
No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means,
electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording or any information storage and
retrieval system now known or to be invented, without permission in writing from the publisher,
except by a reviewer who wishes to quote brief passages in connection with a review written for
inclusion in a magazine, newspaper or broadcast.
Published in the United States by E. P. Dutton, Inc., 2 Park Avenue, New York,
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 79-53323
Published simultaneously in Canada by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited, Toronto
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Vito Acconci: "Notebook: On Activity and Performance." Reprinted from Art and Artists 6, no.
2 (May l97l), pp. 68-69, by permission of Art and Artists and the author.
Russell Baker: "Observer: Seated One Day At the Cello." Reprinted from The New York
Times, May 14, 1967, p. lOE, by permission of The New York Times. Copyright @ 1967 by The New
York Times Company.
David Bourdon: "An Eccentric Body of Art." Reprinted from Saturday Review of the Arts 1, no. 2
(February 3, 1973), pp. 30-32, by permission of Saturday Review of the Arts and the author.
Cee S. Brown: "Performance Art: A New Form of Theatre, Not a New Concept in Art."
Copyright @ 1983 by Cee S. Brown. Printed by permission of the author.
Chris Burden and Jan Butterfield: “Through the Night Softly." Reprinted from Arts 49, no. 7
(March 1975), pp. 68-72, by permission of Arts and the authors.
For their help in the preparation of this anthology, I wish to thank David Shapiro, Barbara
Goldner, and Cyril Nelson. I am also grateful to the Sonnabend Gallery, Ronald Feldman Fine
Arts Inc., the Byrd Hoffman Foundation, and Holly Solomon Gallery for kindly providing access
to their photographic files.
Part 1: Historical Introduction
Attanasio Di Felice: Renaissance Performance: Notes on Prototypical Artistic Actions in the
Age of the Platonic Princes
RoseLee Goldberg: Performance: A Hidden History
Annabelle Henkin Melzer: The Dada Actor and Performance Theory
Ken Friedman: Fluxus Performance
RoseLee Goldberg: Performance: The Golden Years
Part 2: Theory and Criticism
Michael Kirby: On Acting and Not-Acting
Cee S. Brown: Performance Art: A New Form of Theatre, Not a New Concept in Art
François Pluchart: Risk as the Practice of Thought
Peter Gorsen: The Return of Existentialism in Performance Art
Wayne Enstice: Performance Art’s Coming of Age
David Shapiro: Poetry and Action: Performance in a Dark Time
Herbert Molderings: Life Is No Performance: Performance by Jochen Gerz
Part 3: The Artists
David Bourdon: An Eccentric Body of Art
Vito Acconci: Notebook: On Activity and Performance
Robin White: An Interview with Terry Fox
Chris Burden and Jan Butterfield: Through the Night Softly
Les Levine: Artistic
Rob La Frenais: An Interview with Laurie Anderson
David Shapiro: Notes on Einstein on the Beach
From Jail to Jungle: The Work of Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik
DESCARGAR LIBRO COMPLETO AQUI: http://anticlimacus.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/battcock_the-art-of-performance_1984.pdf