Performance Art Panel Discussion

Performance art panel discussion, The New School, April 24, 6:30-8:30 pm

“Looking Back Now. Performance Over Three Decades: 1960s-1980s”

A conversation with Johanna Burton, Barbara Clausen and Carrie Lambert-Beatty

moderated by Sharon Hayes

Thursday, April 24, 2008  —  6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center

55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

New York City

Admission: $8, free for all students, as well as New School faculty, staff and alumni with valid ID

Art historians Johanna Burton, Barbara Clausen and Carrie Lambert-Beatty discuss their research on performance from the 1960s to the 1980s and the place of performance art in the contemporary cultural landscape, moderated by artist Sharon Hayes. They analyze the relationship between gesture and time, mediality and performativity, and appropriation and activism, and how such emerging issues are shaping the function of performance art and its potential for society today.


Sharon Hayes, artist


Johanna Burton, doctoral candidate in Princeton University’s Department of Art and Archaeology, writes on appropriation in American art of the 1980s

Barbara Clausen, curator,

Vienna Carrie Lambert-Beatty, assistant professor in Harvard University’s History of Art and Architecture and Visual and Environmental Studies departments

This event is presented on occasion of the Vera List Center for Art and Politics’ program cycle on “Agency.”

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