To mark the exhibition Performa Archive and as part of CC’s talk and debating programme, Perspectives on Performance, the founder of Performa, RoseLee Goldberg, will visit CC. As an introduction to the preview, the acclaimed art historian will give a talk about her long-standing work with Performa, the biennial, and research into performance art. The talk is a special opportunity to delve further into the history and future of Performa and performance art.
The talk takes place immediately before the opening on Wednesday 19 June from 17–18.
Tickets are 45 dkk (+fee). Find tickets here.
About RoseLee Goldberg
Founding Director and Chief Curator of Performa, art historian, critic, and curator. Her book Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present, first published in 1979, pioneered the study of performance art. She is a former director of the Royal College of Art’s Gulbenkian Gallery in London and curator at The Kitchen, New York; she wrote Performance: Live Art since 1960 (1998) and Laurie Anderson (2000) and is a frequent contributor to Artforum and other professional publications. She has been named Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Government and awarded the Yoko Ono Courage Award for the Arts amongst others.
In 2005, she organised New York’s first performance biennial, Performa 05, and November 2019 sees the eighth biennial, Performa 19. Since 1987, Goldberg has been a professor at New York University and she is a frequent visiting lecturer at Yale, Brown, Princeton, and Columbia Universities and other major educational and cultural institutions in the USA and internationally.
Perspectives on Performance
At CC, we want specifically to work with international performance art. With a specific subject track dedicated to performance art, CC wants, via exhibitions and education, to make this genre more accessible to a wide audience and to show that, as an art form, it is capable of facilitating a new kind of encounter between art and audience. Perspectives on Performance is CC’s talk and debating programme which, via debates, performances, and talks, examines contemporary performance art and its growing popularity with audiences and art institutions alike. This is where the new forms of expression contained in live performance are explored and the challenges of this intangible art form are addressed in connection with exhibitions, acquisitions, collections, education, and audiences.
Perspectives on Performance is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation.
Learn more about Performa Archive here.