Call for Papers, Performance Paradigm 13 (2017)
Performance, Choreography and the Gallery
Edited by Erin Brannigan (UNSW Australia), Hannah Mathews (Monash University Museum of Art), and Caroline Wake (UNSW Australia)
This issue of Performance Paradigm takes the 2016 Biennale of Sydney as a starting point for a broader discussion about the relations between performance, choreography and the gallery. Of course, the appearance of performance in the gallery and in the GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) sector more broadly is not new. Indeed, the Biennale’s 2016 artistic director Stephanie Rosenthal and two of her ‘curatorial attachés’, Adrian Heathfield and André Lepecki, have been working at this intersection for years. So too have scholars such as Claire Bishop (2012; 2014), Shannon Jackson (2011), and Susan Bennett (2009).
What is new, perhaps, is the visibility of artists, art works and institutions from the Global South. The Biennale featured scores of performances that ranged across of a variety of genres (one-to-one, live art, theatre, dance, opera, installations, walks, talks, and tours) and a variety of sites (libraries, galleries, post-industrial halls, inner city streets, and harbour islands). We invite papers from artists, curators and academics that investigate all of these genres and more, across these three themes:
Please send proposals of approximately 300 words to Erin Brannigan (firstname.lastname@example.org), Hannah Mathews (email@example.com) and Caroline Wake (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, 24 February 2017. Full articles will be due on 16 June 2017 for publication in December 2017.
Bennett, Susan. Theatre & Museums (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
Bishop, Claire. “The Perils and Possibilities of Dance in the Museum: Tate, MoMA, and Whitney.” Dance Research Journal 46.3 (2014): 63–76.
———. Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship (London: Verso, 2012)
Brannigan, Erin. “Dance and the Gallery: Curation as Revision.” Dance Research Journal 47.1 (2015): 5–25.
Guy, Georgina. Theatre, Exhibition and Curation: Displayed and Performance (London: Routledge, 2016).
Jackson, Shannon. “Performing Show and Tell: Disciplines of Visual Culture and Performance Studies.” Journal of Visual Culture 4.2 (2005): 163–77.
———. Social Works: Performing Art, Supporting Publics (London: Routledge, 2011).
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