Le Mouvement
Performing the City

Edited by Gianni Jetzer, Chris Sharp
September 2014
21 x 28 cm
296 pages, approx. 220 color images
ISBN: 978-3-95476-083-1

Price: 176 lei

The 12th iteration of the Swiss sculpture exposition “Le Mouvement” writes a brilliant new chapter in the project’s sixty-year history with the most radical presentation the format has yet seen. In keeping with its tradition of thought-provoking interventions, “Le Mouvement—Performing the City” undertakes a searching interrogation of the definition of art in the public sphere: it features not a single work of sculpture and is instead entirely dedicated to the genre of performance art in public settings. The two curators Gianni Jetzer (New York) and Chris Sharp (Mexico City) have conceived an exhibition that places particular emphasis on the human body in physical and social action.

The book accompanying the exhibition presents unique documentary materials to introduce readers to legendary historic performance pieces since 1963 and surveys contemporary positions. The roster of fifty-nine contributing artists reads like a who is who of performance art today.

With essays and artists’ texts by Bojana Cvejic, André Lepecki, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, and Jan Verwoert.

Vito Acconci, luciana achugar, Ai Weiwei, Francis Alÿs, Alexandra Bachzetsis, Nina Beier, Max Bill, Ulla von Brandenburg, Pablo Bronstein, Stanley Brouwn, Trisha Brown, Paulo Bruscky, Egle Budvytyte, Carl Burckhardt, Alex Cecchetti, Martin Creed, Willi Dorner, Douglas Dunn, Franz Eggenschwiler, Felipe Ehrenberg, VALIE EXPORT, Simone Forti, Alicia Frankovich, Dara Friedman, Gelitin, Tomislav Gotovac, Alberto Greco, Anna Halprin, Maria Hassabi, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Sanja Ivekovic, Christian Jankowski, San Keller, Koppl/Zacek, Jirí Kovanda, Germaine Kruip, Myriam Lefkowitz, Jérôme Leuba, Klara Lidén, Lin Yilin, Marko Lulic, Liz Magic Laser, Babette Mangolte, Rachel Mason, Dave McKenzie, Dieter Meier, Ieva Miseviciute, Olivier Mosset, Ocaña, Nesa Paripovic, Ewa Partum, Alexandra Pirici, Miervaldis Polis, Prinz Gholam, Ariana Reines, Kim Sooja, Mladen Stilinovi?, Beat Streuli, Rirkrit Tiravanija