2nd Venice International Performance Art Week 2014 "Ritual Body - Political Body"

Eds. Verena Stenke, Andrea Pagnes


Following the first edition “Hybrid Body – Poetic Body” that took place in December 2012 at Palazzo Bembo, the II VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK took place at Palazzo Mora in Venice, December 13-20, 2014 under the focus “Ritual Body - Political Body”. The live art exhibition project dedicated to contemporary performance art showcased in its second edition works of over 50 international performance artists from around the globe, some of which presented in cooperation with cultural institutions and foundations. Pioneers of this art discipline exhibited alongside established and emerging artists, reflecting influences and current tendencies in the field. The project consisted of a vibrant program of live performances, installations, photographic and video documentation, conferences, daily round tables talks, a Study Room, a Movie Room and meetings with the participating artists, researchers and curators.

The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2014 is the live art exhibition project conceived, initiated and curated by artist duo VestAndPage and realised in collaboration with Studio Contemporaneo, Venice Open Gates, We Exhibit, Live Arts Cultures and European Cultural Centre | GAA Foundation.

With documentation of the works presented at the II VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2014 “Ritual Body - Poetic Body”: Vito Acconci, Joseph Beuys, Chris Burden, Carolee Schneemann, Allen Ginsberg, Gina Pane, Tehching Hsieh, Ulay, Pedro Reyes, Waldo Bien, Gerry Schum, Tania Bruguera, Terry Fox, Regina José Galindo, Alain Arias-Misson, Marilyn Arsem, Elias Adasme, Andrigo & Aliprandi, Richard Ashrowan, Jelili Atiku, Adina Bar-On, Artur Barrio, Bean, Paulo Bruscky, Barbara Campbell, Shannon Cochrane, Angel Delgado, El Siluetazo, Norma Flores, Melissa García Aguirre, Guillermo Giampietro, Arti Grabowski, Andrea Hackl, Zhang Huan, Waldemar Januszczak, Enrique Ježik, Sandra Johnston, Norbert Klassen, Zai Kuning, La Pocha Nostra, Sigalit Landau, Legend Lin Dance Theatre, Juan Loyola, Alastair MacLennan, Gastão de Magalhães, Âhasiw Maskêgon-Iskwêw, Jill McDermid, Boris Nieslony & Gerhard Dirmoser, Sarah-Jane Norman, Clemente Padin, Leticia Parente, Vela Phelan, Bob Raymond, Martin Renteria, Rong Rong, Olivier de Sagazan, Inder Salim, Rosemberg Sandoval, Benjamin Sebastian, Gianni Emilio Simonetti, Terry Smith, Adrian Stimson, VestAndPage, Alice Vogler, Julie Vulcan, Paul Wong, Wen Yau, David Dalla Venezia | ART WEEK Fringe.


Guillermo Gómez-Peña “In Defence Of Performance”

Arantxa Echarte “Performances As Storytelling And Ritual”

Enrico Pastore “Short Story Around A Dream”

Francesco Kiais “Social Carnal Love – The Intermediary Body And The Polis”

Oleksii Polegkyi “Ritual Body – Political Body”

Andrea Pagnes “On Performance Art, the Body and the Political”

Ilija Šoškić “TRACTATUS”

Tania Bruguera “Manifesto On Artists’ Rights”

VestandPage press, 2016. 208 pages, hardback, 20 x 13 cm, 134 colour images.

Limited edition of 300

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