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Phelan, Peggy

Works: 90 works in 288 publications in 5 languages and 6,966 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Cross-cultural studies  Interviews  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Creator, Other, Thesis advisor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peggy Phelan
Unmarked : the politics of performance by Peggy Phelan( )

44 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminist film theory has made the psychic and political limitations of representational visibility abundantly clear. Yet the Left continues to promote visibility politics as a crucial aspect of progressive struggle. Unmarked examines the fraught relation between political and representational visibility and invisibility within both mainstream and avant-garde art. Suggesting that there may be some political power in an active disappearance from the visual field, Phelan looks carefully at examples of such absences in photography, film, theatre, the iconography of anti-abortion demonstrations, and performance art. A boldly specultative analysis of contemporary culture, Unmarked is a controversial study of the politics of performance. Situating performance theory within emerging theories of psychoanalysis, feminism, and cultural studies, Phelan argues that the non-reproductive power of performance offers a different way of thinking about cultural production and reproduction more generally. Written from and for the Left, Phelan's readings of the work of Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman, Mira Schor, Yvonne Rainer, Jennie Livingstone, Tom Stoppard, Angelika Festa and Operation Rescue radically rethink the politics of cultural representation
Art and feminism by Helena Reckitt( Book )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Feminism has had a crucial impact on late twentieth-century art, inspiring some of the most pioneering developments in sculpture, painting, performance, photography, film and installation. The art world has been transformed by feminists who at the same time have been among its chief critics. Feminism has redefined the very terms of late twentieth-century art: it has exposed assumptions about gender; it has politicized the link between private and public; it has stressed the specificity of art marked by gender, race, age and class. Selected by editor and researcher Helena Reckitt, this collection presents the rich diversity of art informed by feminism from the 1960s to the start of the twenty-first century. Not just a comprehensive history, the book juxtaposes works by many artists who are not usually shown or discussed together, opening up new connections between key figures. Peggy Phelan, among the best known contemporary feminist theorists, surveys the history of feminist art, opening up new perspectives on the work of artists ranging from Georgia O'Keeffe and Louise Bourgeois to Cindy Sherman and Pipilotti Rist. The Documents include the key critical texts of each period, ranging from the writings of Simone de Beauvoir, to the pioneering art criticism of Lucy R. Lippard, to Craig Owens' feminist-derived contributions to postmodern criticism, as well as many important previously unpublished artists' statements and interviews."--Jacket
Acting out : feminist performances( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both a critical account of contemporary feminist performance and illustration of its depth and diversity, Acting Out is essential reading for anyone interested in feminist theory, sexual difference, queer theory, or the politics of contemporary performance. Contributors include Philip Auslander, C. Carr, Kate Davy, Joyce Devlin, Elin Diamond, Jill Dolan, Hillary Harris, Lynda Hart, Lynda M. Hill, Julie Malnig, Vivan M. Patraka, Peggy Phelan, Janelle Reinelt, Sandra L. Richards, Amy Robinson, Judy C. Rosenthal, Rebecca Schneider, Raewyn Whyte, and Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano
Pipilotti Rist by Peggy Phelan( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and German and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based in Zurich, Pipilotti Rist is among the world's best known young artists working with video. Her work invents new possibilities for poetry, feminine identity, and the traditional genre of self-portraiture
The ends of performance by Peggy Phelan( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The broadest and most inclusive volume to date, The Ends of Performance both celebrates and critiques the institutionalization of the field. Only recently has the field given keen attention to the interpretive force and consequences of performance events, and it is these consequences that The Ends of Performance articulates. Here performance studies illuminates the complex social and cultural formations of our time - the impact of virtual technology, the racialized discourses of legal and cultural citizenship, the impact of new medical discourses, and the medicalization of the body
Mourning sex : performing public memories by Peggy Phelan( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phelan employs an impressive range of cultural representations to examine how cultures perform their mourning. In relation to texts and events ranging from the paintings of Caravaggio to the Hill/Thomas hearing, she meditates on the trauma of loss
Move : choreographing you : art and dance since the 1960s( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Move : choreographing you explores the interaction between visual art and dance since the 1960s. Focusing on visual artists and choreographers who create sculptures and installations that direct the movements of audiences, making them dancers as much as active participants, Move sets out to show that choreography is not merely about the notation of movement on paper or in film, but that it may be equally implied by sculptural works and installations. The publication presents some of the diverse yet interconnected ways that visual art and choreography have come together over the last fifty years
Haunted : contemporary photography, video, performance by Jennifer Blessing( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn largely from the Guggenheim's extensive photography and video collections, Haunted features some 100 works by nearly 60 artists, including many recent acquisitions that will be on view at the museum for the first time. The exhibition is installed throughout the rotunda and its spiraling ramps, with two additional galleries on view from June 4 to September 1, featuring works by two pairs of artists to complete Haunted's presentation
Live art in LA : performance in Southern California, 1970-1983 by Peggy Phelan( Book )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live Art in LA: Performance Art in Southern California , 1970-1983 documents and critically examines one of the most fecund periods in the history of live art. The book forms part of the Getty Institute,s Pacific Standard Time initiative - a series of exhibitions, performance re-enactments and research projects focused on the greater Los Angeles area. This extraordinary volume, beautifully edited by one of the leading scholars in the field, makes vivid the compelling drama of performance history on the west coast. Live Art in LA: moves lucidly between discussions of legendary figures such as J
Art and feminism by Helena Reckitt( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and Feminism is a must-have resource for those interested in contemporary art, art history, and feminist and gender studies. The book features the work of 150 artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Paula Rego, Roni Horn, and Orlan. Art and Feminism is unique in the way it juxtaposes artists, theories and artistic practices, not usually discussed together. The sections are divided thematically, with section headings such as 'Identity crises' 'Corporeality, ' 'Personalizing the political' and 'femmes de siecle' suggesting the breadth of studies and movements examined in the book. This is a resource unparalleled in the study of feminist art, for all those with an interest in art, or the feminist movement
The strange life of objects : the art of Annette Lemieux by Annette Lemieux( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Move : choreographing you( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Move. Choreographing You explores the fertile cross-currents flowing between contemporary art and dance over the past fifty years. Beginning in the 1960s with Allan Kaprow's Happenings and the collaborative performances created by dancers and artists at New York's Judson Church, Move chronicles a crucial turn in the development of contemporary art, bringing together seminal artists and choreographers. With contributions by leading scholars including André Lepecki, Susan Leigh Foster, Peggy Phelan and Stephanie Rosenthal and over 150 illustrations."
Art et féminisme by Helena Reckitt( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le mouvement féministe a été à l'origine d'innovations en art contemporain. Cet ouvrage présente les expériences, les idées, les démarches actuelles et met en évidence le lien entre les différentes générations d'artistes. L'essai de P. Phelan présente les interprétations classiques de l'art des femmes et propose des clés pour comprendre le rapport entre idéaux féministes et pratiques artistiques
Kunst und Feminismus( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arte y feminismo( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La publicación recoge las experiencias, ideas y voces de las principales representantes del arte feminista, enmarcándolas en su contexto temporal original y destacando las relaciones entre las distintas generaciones de mujeres artistas, revisando las interpretaciones existentes sobre el arte hecho por mujeres y brindando nuevas perspectivas para abordar la relación siempre cambiante entre las ideas y los ideales del feminismo y las prácticas artísticas
Tania Bruguera : talking to power/hablándole al poder by Tania Brugueras( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of Cuban artist Tania Bruguera (born 1968) researches and performs the ways in which art can be applied to collective everyday life, focusing on the transformation of emotion into political action. Talking to Power / Hablándole al Poder' surveys Bruguera's artworks for the public sphere created between 1985 and 2017, all of which position art as a resource for social change. This collection of works offers the reader a deep understanding of the artist's strategies for intervening in power. Richly illustrated and including rarely seen documentation of Bruguera's actions, this volume features texts by José Luis Falconi, Grant Kester, Suzanne Lacy, Cuauhtémoc Medina and Peggy Phelan. Exhibition: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA (16.06.-29.10.2017)
Lynn Hershman Leeson : civic radar by Lynn Hershman-Leeson( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First comprehensive monograph, compiled in close collaboration with the artist. Lynn Hershman Leeson is among the first and most influential of media artists. During the past five decades she has achieved pioneering work in the fields of photography, video, film, performance, installation and interactive and net-based media art. The major themes of Hershman Leeson are the construction of identity, monitoring and control, and life in the era of genetic engineering. Her most influential performance work is Roberta Breitmore (1973-78) - the fictional character that she, then three subsequent female personas, enacted in real time and space, using artifacts of the time. In her most recent works, Lynn Hershman Leeson includes web applications, mass communication media such as smart-phones, as well as the latest scientific developments in the field of genetics and regenerative medicine including 3D bioprinters that create human body parts." from publisher's website
Arte e femminismo( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intus : Helena Almeida by Isabel Carlos( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Certain fragments : contemporary performance and Forced Entertainment by Tim Etchells( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Certain Fragments provides an exploration of what lies at the heart of contemporary theatre. It investigates the process of devising performance, theatre's interdisciplinary role, and the city's influence
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Unmarked : the politics of performance
Art and feminismActing out : feminist performancesPipilotti RistThe ends of performanceMourning sex : performing public memoriesMove : choreographing you : art and dance since the 1960sHaunted : contemporary photography, video, performanceThe strange life of objects : the art of Annette Lemieux
Alternative Names
Peggy Phelan American feminist

Peggy Phelan feminista estadounidense

Phelan, Margaret M. 1948-

Phelan, Peggy 1948-

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