P.S.1, 100 Years.

05.04.2010.
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and Performa
Curated by Klaus Biesenbach and RoseLee Goldberg

Conceived as a “living exhibition” of documentation which will continue to grow without limit into the future, 100 Years shows the extraordinary variety of “live” performance that shaped the history of 20th century art. Reprints of Futurist and Dada Manifestos are seen side by side with photographs of Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadic Ballet, films of Francis Picabia’s Relâche, and Mary Wigman’s Hexentanz in the first room, while unforgettable films transferred to video by Yves Klein, Carolee Schneemann, Anna Halprin, Yoko Ono, and Yayoi Kosama can be seen in the second. The exhibition follows a timeline that includes the work of Marina Abramovi?, Vito Acconci, Matthew Barney, Tania Bruguera, Adrien Piper, and Michael Smith through to the most current material by Allora & Calzadilla, Sigalit Landau, and Ryan Trecartin. Also included is a special space devoted to Electronic Arts Intermix, the pioneering resource for video and media art that began collecting and preserving artists’ video in 1971, with a selection from their archives entitled 45 Years of Performance Video from EAI, that features seminal works by Joan Jonas, Stuart Sherman, and Lynda Benglis.

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