Posted on May 10, 2013
Gareth Harris from The Art Newspaper wrote the in-depth article “Performance art goes legit,” acknowledging the rise of experimental and performance artworks’ presences in art fairs, institutions’ permanent collections, and private collectors’ ones. Harris reviews many institutions and events examples such as Art Basel, Frieze New York, Tate Modern, and the Performa Biennial created by RoseLee Goldberg. As he states, “Performance art is no longer a fringe activity in the art world: the genre is gaining momentum at art fairs worldwide with more and more galleries showing works that would once have been considered unsellable in the marketplace.” Harris also speaks about the challenges that collecting performance art involves, such as documentation methods, copyrights, and re-enactments.
To read the full article, please click here.
Eddie Peake’s performance Infinite Disparity, 2013. Courtesy White Cube.