Book Launch: re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive


This publication edited by Bettina Knaup and Beatrice Ellen Stammer is based upon the touring exhibition project re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive, an expanding, temporary and living performance archive that travelled through six European countries from 2011 to 2013. It explores feminist, gender-critical and queer performance art, which played a key role in the development of performance.

The project brought together works by over 180 artists and artist collectives from the 1960s to the beginning of the 1980s, as well as contemporary positions from Eastern and Western Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, the USA and Latin America.

With essays by curators and scholars Kathrin Becker, Mathias Danbolt, Eleonora Fabião, Bettina Knaup, Laima Kreivytė, Laurence Rassel, Angelika Richter, Oxana Sarkisyan, Rebecca Schneider, Mare Tralla, Linda Valdés, Reet Varblane and more than 200 illustrations.