March 14, 2019
Strauss Plaza, HMC
Thursday, March 14, 4:15-5:30 pm
Strauss Plaza will be occupied by 99 artists performing their works simultaneously. Happening!
“In 2016, theorist Jonah Westerman remarked ‘performance is not (and never was) a medium, not something that an artwork can be but rather a set of questions and concerns about how art relates to people and the wider social world.’ ”
“Artworks that are created through actions performed by the artist or other participants…” are thought of as Performance Art. Performance Artists turn to performing as a non-traditional way of making art that allows them to directly address the viewer. “Live-ness, physical movement and impermanence” offer artists alternatives to the “static permanence” and commodity status of painting and sculpture.
Leap into the Void, 1960
artistic action by Yves Klein (1928-1962)
photographed by Harry Shunk and János (Jean) Kender
© Yves Klein, ADAGP, Paris; Photo: Shunk-Kender © Roy Lichtenstein Foundation
"Performance Happening" is presented by the HMC Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts