| Thursday, 03.10.2019 Liminalität in Museen und Sammlungen

Writing in between the Histories of Performance and Art

The paper will critically discuss Claire Bishop’s divide between “visual art performances” and “performing arts” (2018), in light of Victor Turner’s anthropological theory, and analyse a number of contemporary performances that have operated within such a threshold. How do the histories of performance art resonate with the increase of performative works commissioned by museums to draw people inside their institution?