Kika Espejo's Writing (3)

ESSAY // Symbolic Action: Performativity in Contemporary Art (Part 3/2)

Eleanor Antin uses the body as material for her art piece Carving: A Traditional Sculpture (1973). This work of art comprises 148 black-and-white photographs documenting the artist’s loss of 10 pounds over 37 days. Every morning she was photographed naked in the same four stances to record her barely perceptible self-induced weight loss. Antin’s performance purposely toyed with the traditional process of Greek sculptors, who were said to find their ideal form by chipping…

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Added by Kika Espejo on October 7, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

ESSAY // Symbolic Action: Performativity in Contemporary Art (Part 3/1)

Performativity and the Body: Physicality, Materiality, and Trace

Chris Burden. Trans-fixed (1974)

Going further in the study of the symbolic action in Contemporary Art, I encounter a…

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Added by Kika Espejo on October 7, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

ESSAY // Symbolic Action: Performativity in Contemporary Art (part 2)

Janine Antoni Lick and Lather (1993). sculptures installed at the New Museum.

The Performativity in Everyday Life. Identity and the Presentation of the…

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Added by Kika Espejo on April 18, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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