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Barbara Clausen is a curator and a professor for performance theory and history at the University of Québec in Montréal, Canada. She writes extensively on performance art and performative conceptual practices and has curated numerous exhibitions and performance series in Europe as well as North America including the exhibition and performance series After the Act: The (Re)Presentation of Performance Art (2005), Wieder und Wiider Performance Appropriated in Art and Dance (2006) and Push and Pull. Part I and Part II (2010/2011), a series of collaborations between MUMOK Vienna, Tanzquartier Wien and TATE Modern, London. In 2012, she curated the performance series Something to Say, Something to Do. The Politics of Authorship and History of Exhibitions followed by the first retrospective of Babette Mangolte in 2013, both at VOX, centre d’image contemporaine in Montreal. Her most recent project is the exhibition and performance series STAGE SET STAGE On Identity and Institutionalism at SBC Gallery for contemporary art in Montreal.
Thin Skin brings together some of the most interesting recent work involving malleable, inflatable materials.read more »