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Yvonne M. Gaudelius - Professor of Art Education and Women's Studies, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Outreach, College of Arts and Architecture, Penn State University Park

Book Title: Life, Once More. Forms of Reenactment in Contemporary Art

Author: Sven Lutticken (ed.)

Book Description:

Life, Once More. Forms of Reenactment in Contemporary Art is an exhibition catalogue published by the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The exhibition, which ran from January 27 March 27, 2005, focused on how performance addresses the idea of reenactment and re-presentation through the ways that performance artists work with the replication of the past. In the catalogue essays, scholars and critics address a wide range of such replications from re-presentations of the act of making art, such as the Hans Namuth film of Jackson Pollock doing his now famous drip paintings to contemporary popular culture performances such as historical war reenactments exploring questions related to spectacle, repetition, and performativity. Over the past several years, my research has engaged with many of these same issues and ideas, especially the ways in which spectacle and performativity form the basis for arts pedagogy.


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