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The Resource Czech action art : happenings, actions, events, land art, body art and performance art behind the Iron Curtain, Pavlína Morganová ; [English translation by Daniel Morgan]

Czech action art : happenings, actions, events, land art, body art and performance art behind the Iron Curtain, Pavlína Morganová ; [English translation by Daniel Morgan]

Label
Czech action art : happenings, actions, events, land art, body art and performance art behind the Iron Curtain
Title
Czech action art
Title remainder
happenings, actions, events, land art, body art and performance art behind the Iron Curtain
Statement of responsibility
Pavlína Morganová ; [English translation by Daniel Morgan]
Title variation
Happenings, actions, events, land art, body art and performance art behind the Iron Curtain
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • cze
  • eng
Summary
Czech action art, a medium similar to performance art that does not require an audience, emerged out of the political and social turmoil of the 1960s. This movement has received little critical attention as the Iron Curtain prevented its dissemination to an international audience. The author gives this art scene its due, chronicling its inception and tracing its evolution through to the present. This book explains the various forms of action art, from the actions and happenings of the 1960s ; to the actions of land art that encompass stones, trees, water, or fire ; to recent displays of body art; to the actions of the latest generation of artists, who are using the principles of action art in contemporary postconceptual and participative art. Along the way, this book introduces the most prominent Czech artists of each specific niche and demonstrates not only the changes in the art forms themselves but also the shifting roles of artists and spectators after World War II
Cataloging source
AU@
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Morganová, Pavlína
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Czech
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Morgan, Daniel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arts, Czech
  • Performance art
  • Conceptual art
Target audience
adult
Label
Czech action art : happenings, actions, events, land art, body art and performance art behind the Iron Curtain, Pavlína Morganová ; [English translation by Daniel Morgan]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Czech action art -- The artwork and its context : a historical framework -- The victory of the idea over matter : a question of documentation -- Czech performance art from Futurism to the present -- A breakthrough to the everyday -- Milan Knizak's Aktual -- Czech collective actions -- A return to nature -- A transformed landscape -- Nature and the body -- Elements -- An experience of the body -- The Prague Body-Art Troika -- Performance art of the 1970s and 80s -- Epilogue -- Post-1989 Czech action art -- List of actions -- Czech Action Art 1960--1989
Control code
ocn880912650
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First English edition
Extent
287 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9788024623177
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)880912650
Label
Czech action art : happenings, actions, events, land art, body art and performance art behind the Iron Curtain, Pavlína Morganová ; [English translation by Daniel Morgan]
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Czech action art -- The artwork and its context : a historical framework -- The victory of the idea over matter : a question of documentation -- Czech performance art from Futurism to the present -- A breakthrough to the everyday -- Milan Knizak's Aktual -- Czech collective actions -- A return to nature -- A transformed landscape -- Nature and the body -- Elements -- An experience of the body -- The Prague Body-Art Troika -- Performance art of the 1970s and 80s -- Epilogue -- Post-1989 Czech action art -- List of actions -- Czech Action Art 1960--1989
Control code
ocn880912650
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First English edition
Extent
287 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9788024623177
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)880912650

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