Donatien Grau

is an alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and an “agrégé” in the Classics. A member of the editorial board of La Règle du Jeu, he has written on contemporary art, in France and internationally, for publications such as Art Press and AnOther Magazine.


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.

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