Performance and the Body In and out of the White Cube

Performance and the Body In and out of the White Cube

Time. Text, Action, Gesture and Ritual. Performing the Subject in Contemporary Art.

The 2024 “No distance” educational programme is part of the project „Life Long Burning – Future Lost and Found (LLB 3) and it is realized with the financial support of the “Creative Europe” Programme of the European Union and the National Culture Fund under the programme “Targeted Support “Creative Europe” in partnership with Goethe-Institut Bulgaria.

The body has always been present in the gallery, even when artists and curators concentrated mostly on retinal perception. The talk delves into the thick intersection between contemporary art, making use of embodiment and performance on one hand and dance and performance, entering the gallery space or leaning onto contemporary art practice: the Gutai group, Claes Oldenbourg, Alan Kaprow, George Brecht, Nam June Pike, Shigeko Kubota, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch, Valie Export, Joseph Beuys, Carolee Schneemann, Yoko Ono, Vito Acconci, Chris Burden, Bruce Nauman, Judy Chicago and Suzanne Lacy and Adrian Piper to John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Pina Bausch, Jerome Bel, Trisha Brown, Bojana Cvejic, Douglas Dunn, Eiko & Koma, Tim Etchells and many others. And then examines this intersection in the Bulgarian context.

Margarita Dorovska is curates for the Christo and Jeanne-Claude Center in Gabrovo, hosts a podcast for studio visits with artists and teaches at the School for Curators. Often works interdisciplinary. Until 2022 she was the director of the Museum of Humor and Satire. 

Lecture with Margarita Dorovska