Conversations | Artworld Talk | Performance as Repair
Nato Thompson, Sara Reisman, Faith Wilding, and Stephanie Bailey
Nato Thompson, Sueyun and Gene Locks Artistic Director, Philadelphia Contemporary, Philadelphia Sara Reisman, Executive and Artistic Director, Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, New York Faith Wilding, Artist, and Co-chair, Visual Art Program, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Providence Moderated by Stephanie Bailey, Editor-in-Chief, Ocula, London/Hong Kong
This panel examines ‘the performative role of language in our society’. As performance often addresses questions of power structures and agency, does the medium in fact reflect growing public interest in social activism? What role can performance art play in this field, and how are the artworld’s protagonists, including museum board members and patrons, responding to the growing role of participatory civil action in both artists’ practices and the public sphere?