Art Action 1958-1998

Martel, Richard and Restany, Pierre and Lebel, Jean-Jacques and Higgins, Dick and Andersen, Eric and Dreyfus, Charles and Ferrer, Esther and Donguy, Jacques and Blaine, Julien and Roussel, Danièle and Ehrenberg, Felipe and Marsh, Anne and Muñoz, Victor and Shimoda, Seiji and Beke, László and Diesen, Veronica and Guzek, Lukasz and Jappe, Elisabeth and Barber, Bruce and Richard, Alain-Martin and Wilson, Martha and Ferrando, Bartolomé and Fontana, Giovanni and Herbert, Simon and Labelle-Rojoux, Arnaud and Sverakova, Slavka and Aguiar, Fernando and Üto, Gusztáv and Murin, Michal and Hushegyi, Gábor and Apisuk, Chumpon and Szombathy, Bálint. Art Action 1958-1998. Québec, Qc: Éditions Intervention, 2001.

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Abstract (English)

Documenting an interactive colloquium held in Quebec City in October of 1998, this anthology – dedicated to the memory of Dick Higgins – constitutes an essential tool in the understanding of the Action Art phenomena of the second half of the 20th century, in large part due to the thoroughness of the visual documentation and the historical and geographical fields it covers. Martel's text summarizes the various Action Art practices: Happenings, Fluxus, Intermedia, ZAJ, Body Art, Action Poetry, Actionism, Performance and Situationism. In the first part of the study, which is divided into two periods of 20 years each, nine artists and art historians characterize each genre of Action Art from 1958-1978. The second half of the study takes stock of world-wide Action Art practices from 1978-1998, as 21 specialists (including 16 of the speakers) survey specific geographical regions. Includes a list of events and performance videos, as well as a list of titles published and distributed by Éditions Intervention. Texts in French and English. Biographical notes on authors. Circa 260 bibl. ref.

Résumé

Marquant la tenue d’un colloque interactif à Québec en oct. 1998 et rendant hommage à Dick Higgins (décédé le dernier jour de l’événement), cette anthologie se présente comme un outil indispensable à la compréhension des phénomènes d’art action durant la deuxième moitié du XXe siècle, en raison principalement de l’abondance de la documentation visuelle et de la vastitude des champs historique et géographique couverts. Selon leur rapport au performatif, Martel synthétise la multiplicité des pratiques d’art action que reflètent les appellations happening, fluxus, intermédia, ZAJ, art corporel, poésie action, actionnisme, performance et situationnisme. Séparant la période étudiée en deux tranches de 20 ans, on adopte une approche distinctive pour chacune d’elles: en premier lieu, neuf intervenants (artistes et historiens) entament des discussions orientées vers les spécificités de genres dans lesquels on regroupe les actions d’art entre 1958 et 1978; puis, pour donner un premier inventaire mondial des pratiques entre 1978 et 1998, 21 spécialistes (dont 16 conférenciers) s’associent chacun une zone géographique. Inclut une liste d’événements et de vidéogrammes de performances et une liste de distribution des Éditions Intervention. Textes en français et en anglais. Notices biographiques sur les auteurs. Circa 260 réf. bibl.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Martel, Richard (Editor); Martel, Richard (Author); Restany, Pierre (Author); Lebel, Jean-Jacques (Author); Higgins, Dick (Artist); Higgins, Dick (Author); Andersen, Eric (Artist); Andersen, Eric (Author); Dreyfus, Charles (Artist); Dreyfus, Charles (Author); Ferrer, Esther (Artist); Ferrer, Esther (Author); Donguy, Jacques (Artist); Donguy, Jacques (Author); Blaine, Julien (Artist); Blaine, Julien (Author); Roussel, Danièle (Author); Ehrenberg, Felipe (Artist); Ehrenberg, Felipe (Author); Marsh, Anne (Artist); Marsh, Anne (Author); Muñoz, Victor (Artist); Muñoz, Victor (Author); Shimoda, Seiji (Artist); Shimoda, Seiji (Author); Beke, László (Author); Diesen, Veronica (Author); Guzek, Lukasz (Author); Jappe, Elisabeth (Artist); Jappe, Elisabeth (Author); Barber, Bruce (Author); Richard, Alain-Martin (Artist); Richard, Alain-Martin (Author); Wilson, Martha (Artist); Wilson, Martha (Author); Ferrando, Bartolomé (Artist); Ferrando, Bartolomé (Author); Fontana, Giovanni (Artist); Fontana, Giovanni (Author); Herbert, Simon (Artist); Herbert, Simon (Author); Labelle-Rojoux, Arnaud (Artist); Labelle-Rojoux, Arnaud (Author); Sverakova, Slavka (Author); Aguiar, Fernando (Artist); Aguiar, Fernando (Author); Üto, Gusztáv (Artist); Üto, Gusztáv (Author); Murin, Michal (Artist); Murin, Michal (Author); Hushegyi, Gábor (Artist); Hushegyi, Gábor (Author); Apisuk, Chumpon (Artist); Apisuk, Chumpon (Author); Szombathy, Bálint (Artist); Szombathy, Bálint (Author)
Dossier: 800 - PERFORMANCE
Collation: 500 p. : ill. ; 31 x 23 cm
ISBN: 2920500198|2845710054
Language of Publication: French; English
Publishers: Québec, Qc: Éditions Intervention
Artists: Higgins, Dick; Maciunas, George; Debord, Guy; Cage, John; Duchamp, Marcel; Kaprow, Allan; Zaj; Marchetti, Walter; Hidalgo, Juan; Ferrer, Ester; Journiac, Michel; Pane, Gina; Brus, Günter; Mühl, Otto; Nitsch, Hermann; Stelarc; Shimoda, Seiji; Hajas, Tibor; Wilson, Martha; Agiur, Fernando; Andersen, Eric; Apisuk, Chumpon; Blaine, Julien; Dreyfus, Charles; Ehrenberg, Felipe; Ferrando, Bartolomé; Fontana, Giovanni; Herbert, Simon; Jappe, Elisabeth; Labelle-Roloux, Arnaud; Lebel, Jean-Jacques; Martel, Richard; Marsh, Anne; Muñoz, Victor; Murin, Michal; Richard, Alain-Martin; Szombathy, Bálint; Klein, Yves; Molinier, Pierre; Mortensen, Kevin; Kennedy, Peter; Parr, Mike; Orr, Jill; Sproul, Linda; Acconci, Vito; Kazakura, Sho; Szirtes, Janos; Slettemark, Kjartan; Gudmundsson, Sigurdur; Johannessen, Kurt; Jakobsen, Plenge; Warpechowski, Zbigniew; Beres, Jerzy; Swidzinski, Jan; Fodczuk, Dariusz; Cantsin, Monty; Dunnahee, Curtis; Migone, Chrystof; Dawn, Kim; Mckeough, Rita; Vaillancourt, Armand; Martel, Richard; Mccarthy, Danny; Connolly, Brian; Maclennan, Alastair; Richards, Peter; Dimitrijevic, Braco; Trbuljak, Goran; Gotovac, Tomislav; Abromovic, Marina
Event Statement: Congrès tenu du 20 au 25 oct. 1998, Inter art actuel et Le lieu (Québec).
Keywords: PERFORMANCE; BODY ART; ART CORPOREL; ACTION ART; ART ACTION; FLUXUS; DADA; HAPPENING; ACTION POETRY; POÉSIE ACTION; SITUATIONISM; SITUATIONNISME; PERFORMATIVE, The; PERFORMATIF, Le; VIENNESE ACTIONISM; ACTIONNISME VIENNOIS; INTERVENTION; FRANCLIN FURNACE; ANNART; STUDIO ERTÉ; INTERMEDIA; INTERMÉDIA; GIORDANO, BRUNO; ARTAUD, ANTONIN; NIPON INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL (NIPAF); ÁLVARO, EGÍDIO; BAÁSZ ART FOUNDATION
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Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2002
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 17:19
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/14540
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