UNLIMITED ACTION: Limits of Performance

Saturday 28 May, 1 – 6pm

Whitechapel Gallery, London


‘What limits are imposed on performance, whether actively or tacitly, by institutions, form, tradition or by history? These limits may also be imposed by artists themselves as constructive boundaries with which to wrestle towards productive ends. How do artists comply with, reject, or overcome limits in the course of their work, or in its presentation, documentation, or dissemination?

UNLIMITED ACTION: Limits of Performance brings together artists, curators and academics to explore these questions around the theme of limits in performance – limits of the body, aesthetics, material conditions, institutional practices, pleasure, or desire.’

Ulay, There is a Criminal Touch to Art (1976), film still from the Berlin action. Gelatin silver print, 20 x 25 cm. Series of 18 works. © Ulay. Courtesy the artist and MOT International, London. Used with permission.


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