Retro·active: Performance Art from 1964–1987
June 14, 2014 - September 21, 2014
Organized to coincide with the Museum’s showing of Independent Curators International’s Performance Now, Retro·active presents a historical view of this important genre. Performance art as a genre exploded onto the art scene in the mid-1960s and developed through the 1970s and 1980s to incorporate audience participation, dance, and video. Six groundbreaking works by artists Carolee Schneemann, Yoko Ono, Chris Burden, Dan Graham, Joan Jonas, and Paul McCarthy trace this pivotal moment and provide an historical context for contemporary performance art.
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ORGANIZER & SPONSORS
This exhibition was organized by the Delaware Art Museum.
Support is provided by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.