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Performance Art

Performance Art

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Published by Joannie Godwin
Performance Art is an interesting and diverse field attracting many artists who yearn to literally ‘put themselves into their art’. During the 1900s diverse methods of performance were trialled by artists questioning the Establishment as society transitioned rapidly throughout the century. In the 60s and 70s the Post-Minimalist Movement included a plethora of Performance and Body Artists. Carolee Schneemann, Joseph Beuys and Ana Mendieta were three very dissimilar artists who all used performance to express their deeply personal concerns. The burgeoning of what came to be known as Postmodern thought disputed the assumption of ultimate knowability and fixed meaning and gave rise to subjective personally constructed realities. All three artists demonstrate the use of their alternative realities through their performances. In my personal work I am extremely interested in the symbolic and subconscious meanings and how action and words create meaning and belief. This essay is an introduction to set the stage for the second essay in which I intend to examine Performativity, the way in which language and non-verbal acts can arbitrate in human activity to create reality.
Performance Art is an interesting and diverse field attracting many artists who yearn to literally ‘put themselves into their art’. During the 1900s diverse methods of performance were trialled by artists questioning the Establishment as society transitioned rapidly throughout the century. In the 60s and 70s the Post-Minimalist Movement included a plethora of Performance and Body Artists. Carolee Schneemann, Joseph Beuys and Ana Mendieta were three very dissimilar artists who all used performance to express their deeply personal concerns. The burgeoning of what came to be known as Postmodern thought disputed the assumption of ultimate knowability and fixed meaning and gave rise to subjective personally constructed realities. All three artists demonstrate the use of their alternative realities through their performances. In my personal work I am extremely interested in the symbolic and subconscious meanings and how action and words create meaning and belief. This essay is an introduction to set the stage for the second essay in which I intend to examine Performativity, the way in which language and non-verbal acts can arbitrate in human activity to create reality.

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Published by: Joannie Godwin on Sep 04, 2011
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Patricia Joan GodwinAssignment 1
Ana Mendieta,
 Silueta
Series: Untitled (Volcano) 1979
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“Art made from, with and of the body has an immediacy and directness that is ineluctable
and familiar
 – 
virtually everyone can relate to it implicitly and emphatically because the
 body is the most fundamental aspect of human existence.”
Ned Rifkin (Viso 2004)
 
Abstract
Performance Art is an interesting and diverse field attracting many artists who yearn to
literally „put themselves into their art‟.
During the 1900s diverse methods of performancewere trialled by artists questioning the Establishment as society transitioned rapidlythroughout the century. In the 60s and 70s the Post-Minimalist Movement included aplethora of Performance and Body Artists. Carolee Schneemann, Joseph Beuys and AnaMendieta were three very dissimilar artists who all used performance to express theirdeeply personal concerns. The burgeoning of what came to be known as Postmodernthought disputed the assumption of ultimate knowability and fixed meaning and gave riseto subjective personally constructed realities. All three artists demonstrate the use of theiralternative realities through their performances. In my personal work I am extremelyinterested in the symbolic and subconscious meanings and how action and words createmeaning and belief. This essay is an introduction to set the stage for the second essay inwhich I intend to examine Performativity, the way in which language and non-verbal actscan arbitrate in human activity to create reality.
 

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