Wesleyan, as usual, has decided to subvert the existing field of creative work by recognizing performance “art” as an acceptable medium. As if. Alex Hunt ’13 brings you all the gory details:
Performance Now (Friday, September 7 – Sunday, December 9, 2012) will debut at Wesleyan and will show how performance has come to be at the center of the discussion on the latest developments in contemporary art and culture. Bringing together some of the most significant artists working today, this exhibition surveys the most critical and experimental currents in performance over the last ten years from around the globe. Segments of the exhibition feature video and photography, by artists including Marina Abramovi?, William Kentridge, Clifford Owens and Laurie Simmons, as well as a film series, selected by Performa film curator Lana Wilson ’05.
Performance Now is co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History and the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance.
What: Performance Now opening reception (free food!) & gallery talk by RoseLee Goldberg!
When: Tuesday, September 11, 5-7pm; gallery talk at 5:30pm
Where: Wherever art is made (in this case, the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery)