The World as a Stage presents a key group of international, contemporary artists who reinvigorate the rich historical relationship between visual art and theatre. Challenging negative associations made between the notion of theatricality and the realm of visual art in recent decades the artists in this exhibition make visible the extent to which a sense of theatre, or spectacle, now permeates the spectators role in the gallery and how this carries through to their experience of the contemporary urban environment.
Considering a variety of mediums including installation, sculpture, performance, participatory works and events, this publication considers issues including the framing of human presence in the experience of art. The World as a Stage will examine recent attempts to eliminate the art object entirely by turning the institutional space into a changeable and constantly performed or staged arena in which the audience is central as player or performer.
The World as a Stage will include new and existing work by sixteen artists: Pawel Althamer, Cezary Bodzianowski, Ulla von Brandenburg, Jeremy Deller, Trisha Donnelly, Geoffrey Farmer, Andrea Fraser, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Jeppe Hein, Renata Lucas, Rita McBride, Markus Schinwald, Roman Ondak, Tino Sehgal, Catherine Sullivan and Mario Ybarra.
- Author Catherine Wood and Jessica Morgan
- Artist Ulla von Brandenburg
- Number of illustrations 75 colour and 15 black and white illustrations
- Dimensions 280 x 198 mm
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