Join us for a presentation examining the critical role of performance and live art in the history of art as well as its growing influence in today’s international contemporary art world. Drawing on Tate’s relationship with performance art, curator Catherine Wood will highlight key developments and important new artists to look out for.
Catherine Wood is Curator of Contemporary Art and Performance at Tate Modern since 2003, when she founded the live programme. She was curator of A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance, and co-programmed the opening of the Tanks, Art in Action, in 2012. She has organised numerous performance events with artists including Mark Leckey, Joan Jonas, Katerina Seda, Pablo Bronstein and Keren Cytter, as well as curating Pop Life (2010) and The World as a Stage (2007). She is author of Yvonne Rainer: The Mind is a Muscle (MIT/AFterall 2007) and writes for Artforum, Afterall, Frieze, Kaleidoscope, Mousse and Flash Art magazines. She is currently preparing an exhibition of Yvonne Rainer’s early dance work for Raven Row in 2014.