Talk | Syrago Tsiara: Body trouble in performance art

  • Benaki Museum 138 Pireos Athina, 118 54 Greece

Syrago Tsiara | Body trouble in performance art

Location: First Floor Workshop Space

The female body in art history has been traditionally related to visual pleasure. From the 1960s onwards, with the emergence of performance art, artists, in their effort to break tradition and invent new ways of expression, overturned the rules of the gendered gaze. The workshop will focus on the historical role of female artists in the birth of performance and the characteristics of the modern generation of visual artists, who review once again the stereotypes of gender and body functions through performative action.