"Performance Now: Live Art for the Twenty-First Century"

From Performa:

β€œPerformance Now charts the development of live visual art across six continents in the years since the new millennium,” writes renowned authority and Performa founder RoseLee Goldberg in the introduction to her new book. β€œIt shows how performance, so integral to the history of art in the 20th century but largely ignored by art museums and academia, has, in the opening years of the 21st century, become one of the most highly visible art forms in museums as well as at biennials and art fairs around the globe.”

With chapters on Performance as Visual Art, World Citizenship: Performance as Global Language, Radical Action: On Performance and Politics, Dance After Choreography, Off Stage: New Theatre, and Performing Architecture, this groundbreaking survey reveals how live art has advanced in the twenty-first century as a visual medium, a global language, and a political force, emerging from the margins to become an essential vehicle for communication, transforming traditional art spaces into lively cultural hubs.

Bringing together striking images of a vast array of live performances and expert text, Performance Now is a mesmerizing examination of this most varied art form and the ultimate reference for artists, art students, and historians, as well as theater, film, dance, and architecture enthusiasts with an eye on the avant-garde.

AICA supports art writers around the world through public programs and membership that includes free access to museums across the globe. Since its formation in 1950, AICA has been committed to elevating the values of art criticism as a discipline, and acting on behalf of the physical and moral defense of works of art.
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AICA supports arts writers around the world through public programs and membership that offers free access to museums across the globe. AICA-USA represents the largest national section of AICA International with over 450 distinguished critics, curators, scholars, and art historians working throughout the United States. As part of the international organization, we benefit from a global reach in presence. AICA-USA is intent on international communication, elevating the values of art criticism as a discipline, and acting on behalf of the physical and moral defense of works of art.

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AICA's membership card is recognized for entrance to museums around the world. Members are invited to attend the annual AICA International Congress, hosted each year by a different member nation, and the AICA-USA annual meeting, which is held every year in May.

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Featured Programs

Organized in collaboration with CUE Art Foundation, this program matches emerging critics with experienced AICA-USA members who guide them through the process of writing a catalogue essay.

A partnership between the Arts Writers Grant Program and AICA-USA that gives art writers the opportunity to strengthen their work through one-on-one consultations with leading art critics.

Every fall, in cooperation with the New School's Vera List Center for Art and Politics, AICA-USA presents a Distinguished Critic Lecture.

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