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Talk – A Short History of Performance Art

Paulette Terry Brien and Laurence Lane (co-directors of Manchester-based gallery The International 3). Image courtesy Corridor8. Photo: Stephen Iles

22 December 2011

08.00—17.00

North Member Programme, Talk

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FREE TO MEMBERS

Join us for the first of two related events in March focusing on Performance Art (see also Collecting Performance Art). Paulette Terry Brien and Laurence Lane (co-directors of Manchester-based gallery The International 3) will provide an introduction to a fascinating art form which has grown in importance since the 1960s.

Broadly defined as an art in which the medium is the artist’s own body and the artwork takes the form of actions performed by the artist, Paulette and Laurence will highlight the key moments, artists and artworks in performance art’s history, from its origins in Futurism and Dada to the pioneering work of artists like Bruce Nauman, Joseph Beuys and Gilbert & George in the 1960s, through to the present day with artists such as Matthew Barney, Marina Abramović and Allora & Calzadilla.

The evening will also include a special screening of a film (This is Performance Art) by artist Mel Brimfield charting her own playful interpretation of the history of performance art.

Membership
This event is part of a series of events programmed by the Contemporary Art Society in the North West. Membership cost is £25 for New Members. This is the 3rd year of the pilot programme and we are currently offering programming until July 2012.

If you are not yet a member and would like to join, or to receive further information about the organisation and its activities, please contact Mark Doyle at  mark@contemporaryartsociety.org or call 07891 880 498.

Image: Paulette Terry Brien and Laurence Lane (co-directors of Manchester-based gallery The International 3). Courtesy Corridor8, photo:  Stephen Iles

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