'The book, co-published with Sternberg Press and designed by Wkshps, New York, is expanded from the 2014 eponymous conference organised by Para Site, and is dedicated to the renewed encounter between dance and performance and the institutions of global contemporary art. Taking Hong Kong as a vantage point, this publication highlights recent efforts of art historians in different parts of the globe to retrace performance genealogies, exploring how non-Western histories of performance have been recuperated, translated, integrated, or excluded from the new institutional realities of contemporary art. The book includes commissioned essays and conversations by André Lepecki, Bojana Cvejić, Claire Bishop, Catherine Wood, Xavier Le Roy, Boris Buden, Amy Cheng, Fernanda Nogueira, Miguel A. López, Nelly Richard, Inti Guerrero, Anthony Yung, Carol Yinghua Lu, Goran Sergej Pristaš, Ruth Noack, Adrienne Edwards, Simon Soon, Patrick D. Flores, David Riff, and Mårten Spångberg, as well as inserts by eleven artists and groups including Firenze Lai, Simryn Gill, Belkis Ayón, Rabih Mroué, Tetsuya Ishida, Emily Roysdon, Manuel Pelmuș, Yangjiang Group, Eisa Jocson, Victoria Lomasko, and Gauri Gill. Is the Living Body the Last Thing Left Alive? proposes that a "new performance turn" has emerged and looks at its correlations with other shifts in practices, discourses, and broader society.' - extracted from Para Site's website


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Dance, Choreography, and the Visual: Elements for a Contemporary Imagination


European Contemporary Dance, before Its Recent Arrival in the Museum

- Bojana CVEJIC

Performance Art vs. Dance: Professionalism, De-Skilling, and Linguistic Virtuosity

- Claire BISHOP

Game Changing: Performance in the Permanent Collection

- Catherine WOOD

Notes on Exhibition Works Involving Live Human Actions Performed in Public

- Xavier LE ROY

Dance Me to the End of History: Art and Performance between History and Memory

- Boris BUDEN

The Body as a Strategy for Action in Taiwan's Cultural Scene: Three Stages of Development and Practice, before and after the Martial Law

- ZHENG Hueihua Amy, 鄭慧華

Obscene Acts of the Porn-Art Movement: Protect, Counterculture, and the Performance of Freedom in Public Space

- Fernanda NOGUEIRA

Transforming Grief into Action

Body against Classicism

- Anthony YUNG, 翁子健

Split Realities and the Changing Measurements of Radical Approaches to Art in China

- Carol Yinghua LU, 盧迎華

Monetization of Artistic Labour

- Goran Sergej PRISTAS

Performing Horizontally: On a Meeting of Performance Polemics and Performance Anxiety

- Ruth NOACK

I Am Not Here to Entertain You: Invaluable Performances of Blackness

- Adrienne EDWARDS

The Athame and Other Malay Weapons: A Postwar Performance and Productive Power

- Simon SOON

Critical Body Performing

- Patrick D. FLORES

Dancing Marx

- David RIFF


Is the Living Body the Last Thing Left Alive?: The New Performance Turn, Its Histories and Its Institutions
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Is the Living Body the Last Thing Left Alive? The New Performance Turn, Its Histories and Its Institutions


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