What the Body Cost
Desire, History and Performance
By (author) Jane Blocker
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What the Body Cost by Jane Blocker
Book DescriptionDrawing on the work of critical theorists such as Roland Barthes and Catherine Belsey, as well as queer theory and feminism, What the Body Cost reads against patriarchal and heteronormative tendencies in art history while providing a corrective to the established view that performance art is necessarily transgressive. Instead, Blocker suggests that the historiography of performance art is a postmodern lovers' discourse in which practitioners, historians, and critics alike fervently seek the body while doubting it can ever be found.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816643189
(261mm x 182mm x 17mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 28-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jane Blocker
What the Body Cost, Paperback (May 2004)
Because performance is by its very nature ephemeral, it elicits a desire for what is lost more than any other form of art making. But what is the nature of that desire, and on what models has it been structured? How has it affected the ways in which the history of performance art gets told?
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Author Biography - Jane Blocker
Jane Blocker is assistant professor of art history at the University of Minnesota and author of Where Is Ana Mendieta? Identity, Performativity, and Exile (1999).
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