Performance Art

The selected material on this page presents the varied ways artists, curators, and researchers experiment with performance. For some, performance is a way to defy the commodification of art, a physical intervention into dominant narratives, or an enactment that eludes state control. Performance may be protest that takes place in the theatre, on the streets, in a café, or in a private setting. For others, it is experimentation with form: a transformation, appropriation, or expansion of dance, theatre, and film.

Experimental Calligraphy Big Action: The Art of — Water
Kwok Mangho Frog King Archive
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Kwok Mangho Frog King Archive

Brother Cane (Video Stills)
The Ray Langenbach Archive of Performance Art
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The Ray Langenbach Archive of Performance Art

The First Experimental Show of the Southern Artists Salon
Southern Artists Salon 南方藝術家沙龍
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Southern Artists Salon 南方藝術家沙龍

Performance at the Fine Arts Fair, 1983
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Performance at the Fine Arts Fair, 1983

Pause/Counterpause (Detail)
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Pause/Counterpause (Detail)

Jet MELENCIO
2005

Language · Communication · Man
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Language · Communication · Man

話 · 對 · 人
YANG Jiechang, 楊詰蒼 , HOU Hanru, 侯瀚如 , CHEN Tong, 陳侗 , TANG Songwu, 唐頌武
1988

Action Script: Round-table Seminars
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Action Script: Round-table Seminars

彳 亍: 圓桌交流
2010

The Future of Imagination - Live Art Meeting 2003
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The Future of Imagination - Live Art Meeting 2003

LEE Wen, 李文 , HO Tzu Nyen, 何子彥 , CHEO Chaihiang, 蔣才雄
2004

Performance Matters Archive 2010-2011
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Performance Matters Archive 2010-2011

2012

1st Open Art Platform: Performance Art Festival
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1st Open Art Platform: Performance Art Festival

第一屆開放藝術平臺 - 行為藝術
2000

2005 Bucheon International Performance Art Festival (BIPAF)
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2005 Bucheon International Performance Art Festival (BIPAF)

2005

Bandung Performance Art Festival
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Bandung Performance Art Festival

2000

Beyond Pressure International Performance Art Festival: Yangon, Myanmar
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Beyond Pressure International Performance Art Festival: Yangon, Myanmar

Sharon CHIN , Po Po , Nyein Way , Aung Min
2008

Ugnayan '05: The 4th Philippine International Performance Art Festival
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Ugnayan '05: The 4th Philippine International Performance Art Festival

2005

'Guyu Action' Joint Shows of Chinese Contemporary Performance Art Between Cities 2007-2010.4.20
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'Guyu Action' Joint Shows of Chinese Contemporary Performance Art Between Cities 2007-2010.4.20

谷雨行動:中國當代行為藝術城市聯合展演
2010

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Event File (Hong Kong): From May Fourth to June Fourth: Exhibition and Performance Art Festival

藝術活動檔案(香港): 從五四到六四: 行為藝術及行為以外視藝展
2009

Inward Gazes: Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art 2012
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Inward Gazes: Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art 2012

以身觀身: 中國行為藝術文獻展2012專集
2012

Perform, Repeat, Record: Live Art in History
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Perform, Repeat, Record: Live Art in History

2012

Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics
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Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics

Jose Esteban MUNOZ
1999

Unmarked: The Politics of Performance
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Unmarked: The Politics of Performance

Peggy PHELAN
2006