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Performance Art 2007

The move towards performance in the contemporary visual arts continues to raise eyebrows and throw up questions about its place in contemporary art practice. The Performance Residency program was curated with the intention of bringing together various practices within ‘performance’ and ‘live art’ to re-energise and redefine the conceptual nature and practice of ‘performance’ in India.

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Performance Art 2007 marked the third in a series of residencies curated around performance art since its inception in 2004. This episode brought together 5 artists with completely diverse work profiles under the broad umbrella of  ‘performance’.

The first Performance Art Residency in 2004 was significant for the emphasis it placed on the body and the politics surrounding it, while 2006’s residency saw a greater focus on live performances in the public sphere.

The Performance Art Residency 2007 more specifically addressed the theatricality of installation art and the reality of performance art as installation.


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