November 5 – November 27, 1977
Artists Performance Series
Artists Space is holding its 1977 series of Artists Performances in November. The series will be accompanied by an exhibition of video tape and photographic documentation of the performances that will be added to as documentation of each performance becomes available.
The nine performances by these younger artists represents new work in this increasingly important area of current art. The series reflects the growing interest of artists in drawing from various traditional art forms to approach their ideas through live performance: situations that can include the use of language, movement, objects, sound, video, film and slide projections.
Artists Performance that cannot be clearly categorized as theatre, dance or music has an abundant precedent throughout the history of 20th Century art but until recently has not been viewed as serious mainstream art. Increasingly, galleries, museums and the public alike are acknowledging that artists working in this area merit as much attention as those working in more clearly defined traditional media.