“Moments. A History of Performance in 10 Acts” is an international live exhibition on the history of art performance in dance and fine arts. As an exhibition ‘in progress’, the project shows and develops new formats of museal presentation of live acts. The starting point is the interest in the processes of coming to terms with history in so-called re-enactments of historic performances, but which also comes to expression in the recently erupted controversy surrounding the museal presentability of performances by Joseph Beuys in photographic documentation. This is also reflected in the practice of a younger generation of performers and choreographs, such as in numerous historical appropriations and re-enactments. At the center of this is the ‘heroic’ period of the 1960s to the 1980s in which a radical (new) definition of the genre took place in the more intimate dialog between performance movements of fine arts and dance.
Curators and exhibition dramaturgy: Boris Charmatz, Sigrid Gareis, Georg Schöllhammer
8 March–29 April 2012