Beyond the Happening

Beyond the Happening Performance Art and the Politics of Communication - Rethinking Art's Histories

Hardback (29 Jun 2020) | English

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Synopsis

Beyond the Happening uncovers the heterogeneous, uniquely interdisciplinary performance-based works that emerged in the aftermath of the early Happenings. By the mid-1960s Happenings were widely declared outmoded or even 'dead', but this book reveals how many practitioners continued to work with the form during the late 1960s and 1970s, developing it into a vehicle for studying interpersonal communication that simultaneously deployed and questioned contemporary sociology and psychology. Focussing on the artists Allan Kaprow, Marta Minuj�n, Carolee Schneemann and Lea Lublin, it charts how they revised and retooled the premises of the Happening within a wider network of dynamic international activity. The resulting performances directly intervened in the wider discourse of communication studies, as it manifested in the politics of countercultural dropout, soft power and cultural diplomacy, alternative pedagogies, sociological art and feminist consciousness-raising.

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Manchester University Press

Manchester University Press

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Book information

ISBN: 9781526144454
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 709.040755
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 612g
Height: 163mm
Width: 240mm
Spine width: 22mm