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“Here, Performance Art is Performance Art”: The “Appearance” of Performance Art in Soviet Subculture


Sasse, Sylvia (2022). “Here, Performance Art is Performance Art”: The “Appearance” of Performance Art in Soviet Subculture. In: Lipovetsky, Mark; Glanc, Tomas; Smola, Klavdia; Kukuj, Ilja; Engstrom, Marianne. The Oxford Handbook of Soviet Underground Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, C31.P1-C31.N15.

Abstract

The chapter provides an overview of the emergence of performance art, action art, and happenings in the Soviet underground since the 1960s. The main question is how a genre that was considered Western and aesthetically suspect was able to arise in the first place. The chapter shows how acting in the underground led, on the one hand, to an art of subversive action that worked primarily with techniques of subversive mimicry, camouflage, and reutilization. On the other hand, the chapter argues thar the work in the underground produced a high degree of self-reflection, which had as its object the “appearance” of the genre and the self-presentation of the artists themselves.

Abstract

The chapter provides an overview of the emergence of performance art, action art, and happenings in the Soviet underground since the 1960s. The main question is how a genre that was considered Western and aesthetically suspect was able to arise in the first place. The chapter shows how acting in the underground led, on the one hand, to an art of subversive action that worked primarily with techniques of subversive mimicry, camouflage, and reutilization. On the other hand, the chapter argues thar the work in the underground produced a high degree of self-reflection, which had as its object the “appearance” of the genre and the self-presentation of the artists themselves.

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Other titles:Chapter
Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Slavonic Studies
06 Faculty of Arts > Zentrum Künste und Kulturtheorie
Dewey Decimal Classification:490 Other languages
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Date:July 2022
Deposited On:06 Jan 2023 18:01
Last Modified:06 Jan 2023 18:01
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Series Name:Oxford handbooks
ISBN:9780197508213
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780197508213.013.31
Related URLs:https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780197508213.001.0001 (Publisher)
Other Identification Number:Online ISBN: 9780197508244
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