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Cutting Performances: Collage Events, Feminist Artists, and the American Avant-Garde
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Cutting Performances: Collage Events, Feminist Artists, and the American Avant-Garde (Hardback)

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This book sheds light on the critical role that women artists have played in the evolution of the American avant-garde. ""Cutting Performances"" boldly challenges four decades of scholarship to revise the history of American avant-garde performance. Focusing on the modernist period, the book explores the work of five celebrated women artists whose performance aesthetics make prominent use of collage techniques - Elsa von Freytag-Loring-hoven, Gertrude Stein, Yoko Ono, Carolee Schneemann, and Valerie Solanas - to reveal how their work gave a decisively feminist inflection to collage as a mode of avant-garde expression. Drawing upon broadly conceptualized notions of collage aesthetics and performance art, this impressively interdisciplinary work will appeal to anyone interested in the cultural history of the avant-garde and the role that feminist experimental artists have played in it.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesHistory of art: from c 1900 -Film, TV & DramaTheatre Publisher: The University of Michigan Press Publication Date: 25/02/2010 ISBN-13: 9780472117185  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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James M. Harding is Professor of English at the University of Mary Washington. His other books include Not the Other Avant-Garde: The Transnational Foundations of Avant-Garde Performance (with John Rouse), Restaging the Sixties: Radical Theaters and Their Legacies (with Cindy Rosenthal), and Contours of the Theatrical Avant-Garde: Performance and Textuality.

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