re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive
re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive is a continually expanding, temporary performance archive travelling through six European countries from 2011 to 2013, presented on its own or within various exhibition formats and accompanying performances, lectures and workshops.
From 5 to 26 May, the archive will be presented in Zagreb, accompanied by discursive programmes that foreground and incite local research on the history of performance.
To what extent are these recent critical, curatorial and artists’ projects shaped by feminist or queer theories? How can these theories transform our understanding of writing history, or thinking about archives? These are some of the questions that the Zagreb presentation of the re.act.feminism archive will address.
In the last few years, this has become an increasingly discussed topic, with noticeable attention in curatorial, artistic and publishing projects on both the history of performance and curating performance.
re.act.feminism presents feminist, gendercritical and queer performance art by over 120 artists and artist collectives from the 1960s to the beginning of the 1980s, as well as contemporary positions. The research focus is on Eastern and Western Europe, the Mediterranean and Middle East, the US and several countries in Latin America. On its route through Europe this temporary archive will continue to expand through local research and cooperation with art academies and universities. It will also be ‘animated’ through exhibitions, screenings, performances and discussions along the way, which will continuously contribute to the archive.
Date: 5 May — 26 May 2012
Opening: Saturday, 5 May 2012, 7 pm
Venue: Galerija Miroslav Kraljević Zagreb
For further information and the detailled programme, please visit: http://www.reactfeminism.org/