A Prior Magazine
“There is no need for the western political artist, too often a disaster tourist, to sail the seven seas looking for injustices to denounce. Inequality and exploitation saturate the ground on which we stand, they are in the grain of everyday life.” Conceptual artist Victor Burgin launches an excoriating attack on documentary art as the “new doxa”.
The performance art of the 1960s and ’70s transformed acting into religion, writes Donatien Grau: pain, blood, and semen – they were doing it for real. The younger generation of performance artists are rejecting this heritage: their return to narrative is a way out of the mind-body dualism.
Stolen history (and other projects)
Together with A Prior Magazine the Eurozine Gallery presents four projects by Daniel Knorr. This, writes curator and critic Dieter Roelstraete, is an art “wholly woven into the bodily fabric of everyday life, of a relentless and vital physicality”.