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Description - Dangerous Moves: Politics and Performance in Cuba by Coco Fusco

Examining performance and politics in post-revolutionary Cuba, Dangerous Moves challenges the understanding of performance art and political engagement through a sustained analysis of the contemporary experience in Cuba. Coco Fusco analyzes the ways that the Cuban state has wielded influence over artists in recent times, arguing that in a context in which overt political speech is subject to censorship, the language of performance emerges as the favored means of social commentary.

Focusing on a range of performative practices in visual art, music, poetry, and political activism, Fusco examines the relationship between the abject body in performance and the greater body politic of a state officially defined as revolutionary yet seeking to limit and constrain dissent. Dangerous Moves is a key addition to the canon of writing on contemporary performance art.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781849763264
ISBN-10: 1849763267
Format: Hardback
(248mm x 196mm x 24mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Tate Publishing
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Coco Fusco

Coco Fusco is distinguished chair in the visual arts at FundaCAo Armando Alvares Penteado, SAo Paulo. She is a writer and artist who has performed, lectured, exhibited, and curated around the world since 1988, and is the recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2013 Fulbright Fellowship. She lives in New York.

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